Melanie | Soprano
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
The power of teleportation.
Aside from Soulstice, what do you do with your life?
I'm currently working full-time at a college while studying. I've spent my free-time singing tunes with Soulstice since it began in 2011.
What are your major influences/sources of inspiration?
My mum is my biggest influence and inspiration. Without her support I wouldn't be the person I am today. Her stuggles and, consequently, her accomplishments are what aspire me to be the best I can be.
Musically, my influences and inspirations are based on two powerful women in the music industry; Mariah Carey and Beyonce.
What is your musical background and how long have you been singing?
I've been singing since I was two—ask my mum, she has cassettes—and began receiving singing lessons since age 10. It was then that I began performing at the local Spanish club and ventured into the world of contemporary singing. I was invloved in the arts a lot throughout high school and auditioning for Soulstice Brisbane was my first step back into the game.
What music do you listen to?
Contemporary R&B! I love listening to TLC, Aaliyah, Tupac, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Usher, Christina Milian, Chris Brown, Boys II Men, Destiny's Child, Nelly, Jennifer Lopez ...the list goes on!
What is your guilty pleasure?
Singing out loud when the folks aren't home.
Team Edward or Team Jacob?
Team Taylor (Lautner)... err... Jacob!
Which would you rather wear for a month: bright green crocs or a “<3 Justin Bieber 4 Glee” badge on your chest?
<3 JB 4 GLEE! ...who even wears crocs?...