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“NOAH” Sydney Premiere

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Stylemology shoes.

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Jana Judy everything else.

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Real Words From The Real Me

Man, it’s a new page in my life in so many ways.

I’m learning a lot, growing a lot, living a lot and being challenged more than ever before.  I’m becoming so much more OK with actually not having all the answers, and realizing:

“You know what, I don’t have to strive to be perfect anymore, or be anything other than just … me.”  

A lot of times, I have to consciously fight and rebel against perfectionism, because for so long it had a strong grip on me.  It’s not my natural bent.  Perfectionism really enslaved me most of my life, but last year – after a series of events and a culmination of experiences – something just broke inside.

Ever since that moment, it’s been like meeting someone new for the first time.

2014 is all about continuing along that new path.  Wanna thank everyone who’s been in my corner, whether you’re close to me or supporting from afar.  That you love, encourage and have my back means the world – for real.

I’ve never been more excited about life.  Let’s get it!

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LEVI’s Love

LEVI's Love

Aw thanks for the love, LEVI’s!  Right back at you ;).

Wow what a cool moment having an iconic brand like yourselves show me support like that.  Grateful.

Everyone else, you can get your own Where You At tees at my store.

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Photography by Stuart Miller

Photography by Stuart Miller

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Parachute Festival 2014

Photography by Rachel Soh

To say that this past weekend has been special is an understatement.

What an incredible moment performing with my Jireh family again – more than a decade later – at Parachute Festival.  We reunited in tribute of Audrey Phillips, who we lost last year.

Man…  In so many ways, this past week has just set my 2014 up so beautifully.  Here are a just a few of the many memories made…

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Photography by Rachel Soh

Photography by Rachel Soh

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Photography by Rachel Soh

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JMA Showcase 2013

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Flew back into Australia to perform at the JMA Showcase 2013, along with my The X-Factor fam Jai Waetford and Omar Dean, as well as Sarah Ellen, Angel Tupai and Angel Tairua.

If you’re an aspiring singer, dancer, artist or performer wanting to sharpen your craft, JMA Entertainment is the place to go.

Screenshot from limo footage, shot by Danielle Payne.  Vid coming soon.

Screenshot from limo footage, shot by Danielle Payne. Vid coming soon.

Arriving...

VIDEO: Arriving…

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Always good to see the bro, Eman (Justice Crew).

Always good to see the bro, Eman (Justice Crew).

With the hosts of the night, Latifa & Christian.  Did an ace job!

With the hosts of the night, Latifa & Christian. Did an ace job!

Love you, Sydney!

VIDEO: Love you, Sydney!

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Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park

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So grateful to perform for almost 200,000 people at Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park with Stan Walker, Vince Harder and Jakiel Mariner (from Fourtunate).

These guys aren’t just amazing artists, but also good friends, which made it even more of an awesome time.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, NZ!

With some of my Jireh boys, Vince & Turanga.

With some of my Jireh boys, Vince & Turanga.

Our sis, Ginny Blackmore, came by to hang.

Our sis, Ginny Blackmore, came by to hang.

It's X-Factor Australia meets X-Factor NZ!  Good meeting Benny Tipene, talented & a cool cat.

It’s X-Factor Australia meets X-Factor NZ! Good meeting Benny Tipene, talented & a cool cat.

VIDEO: So much fun...

VIDEO: So much fun…

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Darkchild Down Under

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Wow what an honour to spend the day in the studio with the legendary Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.

He’s worked with people like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears – no biggie.  A musical genius & such a cool guy.

 

With the man, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins.

With the man, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.

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X-Mas Factor

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Tuesday morning last week, I got to belt out my favorite Christmas carol on The Morning Show’s week-long carol series, X-Mas Factor.

In case you missed it, check out the full performance and interview below.

Quick Line-check with these guys during the commercial break before going LIVE at The Morning Show today!

Quick Line-check with these guys during the commercial break before going LIVE at The Morning Show today!

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The Beatiq brothas smashed it.

The Beatiq brothas smashed it.  Wearing Stylemology and Provoctor.

Thanks Tom & Kylie for the warm welcome at The Morning Show.  Always a pleasure seeing you both!

Thanks Tom & Kylie for the warm welcome at The Morning Show. Always a pleasure seeing you both!

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Christmas Hope LIVE

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Well and truly carols season, I couldn’t be more stoked to join Hope 103.2 FM’s Carols Hope LIVE.

Got to sing some of my favorites, including The First Noel, The Christmas Song and my Christmas single, O Holy Night.  My friends Prinnie Stevens and Brittany Cairns were on deck too, making it our first show together.  Last but not least, I had the most amazing time meeting the fans – my highlight of the night by far!

Huge thanks again to the Hope 103.2 FM team for having me, I loved it.

At Christmas Hope LIVE, about to hit the stage!

At Christmas Hope LIVE, about to hit the stage!

With Prinnie and Brittany.  Our first gig together.

With Prinnie and Brittany. Our first gig together.

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So blessed to do what I love.

So blessed to do what I love.

VIDEO: My fans are amazing.  Loved singing for and meeting you all.

VIDEO: My fans are amazing. Loved singing for and meeting you all.

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Annual Lighting of the Tree Ceremony

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Had the pleasure of not only performing but also emceeing the Annual Lighting of the Tree Ceremony at Rouse Hill Town Centre.

It was officially my first ever emcee gig and gotta admit: I was kinda nervous going into it.  But man it was so much fun, and I actually had nothing to worry about!

Huge thanks to the RHTC team for having me and to everyone who came along on the night.

Banana hanging with B1 & B2.  Think I can be B3 :p?

Banana hanging with B1 & B2. Think I can be B3 :p?

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Keeping it gangsta with the Jingle Bellies.

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Had an awesome time hosting & performing at the Annual Lighting of the Tree at Rouse Hill Town Centre tonight.  Great turnout!

Had an awesome time hosting & performing at the Annual Lighting of the Tree at Rouse Hill Town Centre tonight. Great turnout!

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The X-Factor LIVE Tour

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Had the most amazing time on The X-Factor LIVE Tour.

So grateful to have been part of it and it will definitely go down as one of my year’s biggest highlights!

A few pics from the road (you can find more on my Instagram)…

With the crew for the Newcastle Herald.

With the crew for the Newcastle Herald.

Thanks to the Newcastle Jets for my customized jersey!

Thanks to the Newcastle Jets for my customized jersey!

Photography by Samantha Thomson.

Photography by Samantha Thomson.

Photography by Samantha Thomson.

Photography by Samantha Thomson.

Photography by Samantha Thomson.

Photography by Samantha Thomson.

Photography by Samantha Thomson.

Photography by Samantha Thomson.

I love my fans!

I love my fans!

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Reunions are good!

"Where You At" Jai.

Where you at???

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ARIA Awards

ARIA Awards

This past weekend, I attended my first ever ARIA Awards!

So grateful to finally have gotten along this year and be amongst so many amazingly talented artists.  What a night!

Special thanks to Gibson Clothing for gifting me the fresh grey suit I wore too –  felt a million bucks rockin’ it.

A few pics from the night…

Photography by Paul Cush.

Photography by Paul Cush.

Photography by Paul Cush.

Photography by Paul Cush.

With my good friend, Nathaniel, at the Sony afterparty.

With my good friend, Nathaniel, at the Sony afterparty.

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Last night I attended The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Australian premiere.  Awesome movie!

Wearing Stylemology.
Photography by Chloe Paul.

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Melbourne Meet & Greet

Melbourne Meet & Greet

Last Sunday I joined forces with my bro, Omar Dean, for a meet & greet in Melbourne.

Click the pic above to check out a little video from the day!

Big love, Melbourne, loved meeting you.

Big love, Melbourne, loved meeting you.

Fun fan poster given to me - "Carry Us Barry" :p. Thanks so much to Aisha, Emily & Liam for taking the time to make this, I love it.

Fun fan poster given to me – “Carry Us Barry” :p. Thanks so much to Aisha, Emily & Liam for taking the time to make this, I love it.

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We Are Vintage – Melbourne

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Wow We Are Vintage thanks so much for this – the pleasure was all mine!

Had the best time with you guys Saturday night & can’t wait to do it again soon.

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Adelaide Meet & Greet

Adelaide Meet & Greet

Had the best time meeting some of my Adelaide fans.  Really meant a lot that you’d get out of bed on a Saturday morning just for me – thanks so much.

Shout-out to Samantha for the cartoon drawing of me too, I love it.

Big love to you all!

Thanks so much for coming out!

Thanks so much for coming out!

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Influencers

Influencers

Thanks Influencers for not only having me sing for you last night, but for being such generous, gracious hosts – you guys really spoiled me wow!

Had a lot of fun, you’re outstanding people.  I really left Adelaide with so much more than what I came.

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Media Federation Awards

So grateful to have been invited to the Media Federation Awards to perform for some the country’s most successful advertisers last week.

A few pics from the night:

Doing my thing.

Doing my thing.

Big thanks to the lovely ladies at Two Birds Talking for styling me in this sweet Gibson suit!

Big thanks to the lovely ladies at Two Birds Talking for styling me in this sweet Gibson suit!

City chillin' at The Star after my performance.

City chillin’ at The Star after my performance.

Huge thanks to Channel 7, I had a blast!

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McDonald’s X-Factor Concert

McDonald's X-Factor Concert

Recently took the stage with Ellie Lovegrove and Joelle at McDonald’s X-Factor concert series for Channel 7.

Had so much fun, here are a few pics from the day + press:

Up bright & early, ready to sing.

Up bright & early, ready to sing.

With the MC Joel Scalzi & Weekend Sunrise host Tom Williams. Cool cats.

With the MC Joel Scalzi & Weekend Sunrise host Tom Williams. Cool cats.

Crowd selfie :).

Crowd selfie :).

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Some press about the day.

Thanks to everyone who came out, loved meeting you all!

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