SETON Catholic College student Emilio Fernandez will have the chance to perform in front of hundreds of people in Sydney next month.
Emilio finished in the top five of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) Got Game competition after receiving more than 9000 votes for his performance of Ed Sheeran’s Lego House.
The trip will give him the opportunity to work with a number of music industry mentors to improve his act before performing in Martin Place on December 5.
Emilio said he loved singing because it made him happy, saying when he sang there was always a smile on his face.
‘I was excited to finish in the top five but I believe a lot of people from school, family and others were more excited for me,’ he said.
‘Students should be able to have these kinds of opportunities to find what they love to do. It gives them courage and strength in what they love. With me, if I didn’t have all these singing opportunities, I would probably be singing only in the shower.’