Olina Loau's stunning rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic ballad 'Don't cry for me Argentina' in the Grand Final of Australia's Got Talent. She had previously received 2 Golden Buzzers to put her straight through to the Grand Final but missed out to Pole Dancing Mum Kristy Sellars.
Leading up to the final she had also visited this Mt Druitt Hospital's palliative & supportive care unit to sing 'Hallelujah' to Brenda, a terminally ill patient. There wasn't a dry eye in the room as staff and carers watched the emotional duet.
A talented young Samoan singer has brought the Australia's Got Talent judges to tears with her performances and has resulted in her receiving TWO Golden Buzzers which means she's now through to the Grand Final of Australia's Got Talent!
15 year old Olina Loau was advanced straight through to the Semi finals after AGT host Ricki-Lee gave Olina her first Golden Buzzer after her epic rendition of 'Never Enough' from the Greatest Showman (video above).
Then Guest Judge Jessica Mauboy buzzed her straight through to the Grand Finals after being blown away by her performance of Beyonce's 'Listen' in the Semis.
Olina who was born in France to a Samoan father & French Mother moved to Australia with her family when she was one years old, grew up in Western Sydney and attends Bossley Park High School. She sang her audition song 'Never Enough' at last Years School Spectacular and is also a regular performer at Fairfield Community Events and Festivals with her brother Ezra.…more
Stallone Vaiaoga-Iosasa's latest comedy to hit the big screen - Take Home Pay - had its premiere last night at The Civic with the Pasifika community out in full force. The movie premiere's tonight in Wellington before it opens to the public on the 5th of September. Check out the trailer above
We spoke to Writer/Director Stallone, Producer Abba Rose Vaiagoa-Ioasa and one of the lead actors Vito Vito before the premiere last night.
Why did you want to make this movie?
Stallone: I wanted to cover 2 main things, one is money - how money works at least to some degree in our community - and also the importance of innovation. I think whats in the film, how the film was made and what goes into making the film, it's an imporant theme in terms of we're always talking about protecting our culture and moving forward.
How we achieve that is in line with how we nurture innovation and how we nurture doing something different outside the box, reacting to the changing climate in a much more pro-active way.…more
Samoan actor KJ Apa has shared the trailer for the latest movie he stars in based on the real life story of Contemporary christian singer Jeremy Camp.
For the film, KJ, who hails from a “really musical household,” does all of his own singing in the movie he shared with People.com.
“I’m super uncomfortable when I sing,” he admits. “I went into the studio in Nashville — I did that first before we shot anything — and I think that really gave me perspective on the film. Having that sound and knowing what all that music is going to sound like before you go in is super important. It’s either going to boost your confidence and boost your morale or it’s going to be like, ‘Oh, man, that didn’t go so well, so what are we going to work with?’ Luckily, it couldn’t have gone better. I think people are going to love it.”
KJ with the real Jeremy Camp
Dwayne Johnson talks about taking his Mum, Ata Maivia to the "Hobbs & Shaw" set and how she reacted when she saw their Samoan culture represented in the movie.
The Rock takes us behind the scenes with him where they're shooting some of the Samoan sequences in Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.
He talks about getting to showcase his culture on a global scale and having his Mum on set when they're shooting the Siva Tau.
He also visited the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and brought awareness again to what is happening in Hawai'i with Mauna Kea.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson introduces us to the 'uso's' that play his brothers in 'Hobbs & Shaw' and they're ALL Polynesian.
And the one uso he knew he had to get because they're related .... Roman Reigns
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson takes us behind the scenes of his world premiere in Los Angeles.
"It's the very first time that the culture of Samoa has ever been showcased in a big global movie like this" he said before the screening in Hollywood.
Check out all the action at the premiere here ...
Check out British Pop singer Sam Smith's video for his latest single 'How Do you Sleep'? choreographed by our very own Parris Goebel.
The 2 have been teasing the video for a couple of months and now you can watch the full video here.
Insane stunts, cool cars, a badass Samoan Mama and ..... The Rock!
Check out the final trailer here and then catch the movie when it hits the big screen on the 2nd of August.