One of Australia’s greatest vocal talents, the ARIA award-winning R&B-pop artist Paulini is set to raise the roof of Cairns Performing Arts Centre on Friday 16 June 2023 when she sings the American Divas.
Paulini’s artist manager Jay Horne said the performance delivers many special moments under the musical direction of Michael Tan and band, showcasing powerful vocals from America’s diva greats, including Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, and Tina Turner.
“My partner, the late Aaron Coshaw, helped write this show and created an amazing interval video that incorporates all the divas Paulini pays tribute to. The show received 5-star reviews in Adelaide, and I can’t wait to share the joy with my hometown,” said Jay.
Since Paulini’s rise to stardom in 2003 after appearing on Australian Idol, the vocal superstar and one of Australia’s much-loved performers has produced a collection of albums, awards, concert tours and several lead roles in musicals including Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat.
In a class of her own for the incredible range of her powerful voice, particularly in the upper register, Paulini is admired for respecting the original artists while making their songs her own. Paulini said she is super excited to return to the far north and the opportunity to perform at the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre.
“It’s the perfect time to perform in Cairns. I used to visit every year but haven’t been back since prior to the pandemic,” Paulini said.
Paulini Sings the American Divas is a celebration of strong female icons of the music industry and 20 years of Paulini’s impact on the Australian music industry. Heralded one of the finest vocal performers in Australia, the Fijian-born songstress won the hearts of the country with her angelic, five-octave range and engaging personality that rose to prominence with her debut Platinum album One Determined Heart and Platinum smash single ‘Angel Eyes’. Both hit the number-one spot on the Australian charts in 2004 making Paulini one of only 10 Australian female solo artists to have a number 1 album.