Speakers Profile - Young Divas

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YOUNG DIVAS is a concert experience like no other. Four of the finest young female singers in Australia – Australian Idol winner Kate Dearaugo, 2005 runner up Emily Williams, powerhouse pop singer Ricki-Lee and the sensational songstress Paulini have come together to create one huge show, the pop event of 2006.

YOUNG DIVAS is a 2 hour vocal spectacular with each girl performing separately and with the other members of the group. They are backed by one of Australia's finest show bands and will perform songs from their own individual albums as well as hand picked selections of the great songs made famous by legendary divas of the past and present. For fans of Australia Idol the girls will also perform their most memorable songs from the show as well as treating the audience to a preview of their own un-released, forthcoming singles.

KATE DEARAUGO: The reigning Australian Idol has had a phenomenal twelve months. On top of winning the most prestigious signing competition in the country Kate has been signed by SonyBMG Music and released a Top 10 debut album called “A place I've never been” which has already spawned two incredibly successful smash singles “Maybe Tonight” and “Faded”. She has enjoyed enormous radio play and support and quickly become one of the hottest pop acts in the country with her remarkable voice, down-to-earth personality and Aussie humour. The Young Diva's tour will be first time Kate has stepped out on stage since Australian Idol and our Bendigo superstar can't wait hit the road! Kate will then follow the Diva's tour with her own subsequent shows later in the year.

EMILY WILLIAMS: One of the great new voices on the Australian music landscape. Emily narrowly missed out on winning Australian Idol 2005 but won the hearts of many Australian's in the process. Her soaring vocals and heartfelt renditions of such songs as “I'm Every Woman” and “I will always love you” made her an instant star at the tender age of 20years old. Since completing the show she has been signed to SonyBMG Music and is currently recording her debut album. The Diva's tour will mark Em's first time to rock it live in front of an eager, national audience. Her personal story of triumph, amazing stage presence and unmatched charisma and range is certainly a force to be reckoned with!

RICKI-LEE COULTER: After her outstanding success in Australian Idol 2 Ricki Lee has emerged as one of the sassiest entertainers in the country. Not only is she an incredible singer but with chart-topping songs like “Hell No!” and “Sunshine” she has dominated the airwaves and brought a fresh sound to Australian pop/r&b. Her highly successful debut self-titled album has delivered consecutive hits and 2006 should also see a new Ricki Lee album closer to Christmas. Ricki Lee was the one of the standout performers on the 2004 Australian Idol tour and brings a sexy, flamboyant edge to the Young Divas spectacular.

PAULINI: Australia's sweetheart Paulini won the hearts of the nation as the lead female vocalist in the first series of Australian Idol and remains one of the finest all-round singers to come out of the show. Her unmatched range and powerhouse vocals are amazing. Paulini has enjoyed great success on the charts with a huge N01 single in 2004 with Angel Eyes and a platinum debut No1 album with One Determined Heart. Her success continued with a starring role in Ch 9's hit series Celebrity Overhaul and has a brand new single “So Over You” and forthcoming album “Superwoman” for her fans to enjoy. Paulini has toured extensively with Tina Arena, Guy Sebastian and Human Nature since completing the Australian Idol 1 tour and is now ready to rock the house with her amazing voice on the Young Diva's tour.