SPIRIT STAR 2012 WINNER IS…. SAGE NOREIKA
The Spirit Radio Network ran the very first ‘SPIRIT STAR’ talent competition and you voted for Sage Noreika to be the winner!
Sage will perform on Telethon this year.. More details about that soon but for now here is some more info about Sage Norieka – Spirit Star 2012!
Sage Noreika has been embracing her love of music since the very young age of 5. Sage began singing in talent quests as a child, before being chosen to perform with the world renowned Australian Youth Choir at age 8. Taking lessons in voice and saxophone from 10years old, she began to further her musical knowledge. High School saw Sage be accepted into a Specialist Music School, where she travelled New Zealand singing in front of the band and playing saxophone. Throughout Sage's high school years she won numerous singing competitions, released her debut original single at the age of 13 and performed in musical theatre shows around Western Australia.
From here onwards, Sage's star has been rapidly rising. With television performances, newspaper articles and performances in front of honourable guests, it was clear that this was only the beginning of her music career. Straight out of graduating High School, Sage visited the USA to further her passion for music. Whilst in the USA, she continued composing/performing music and made her debut appearance on American television. Upon arrival home to Western Australia Sage gained entry into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). She trained in Contemporary Voice at WAAPA, where she gained vital composing, theory and performance skills. During her time there, Sage headlined a performance on national radio with her WAAPA band and began composing songs for her soon to come debut album. Upon leaving her studies, she became a headline entertainer at Captain Cook Cruises, where she performs multiple times a week on their cruise ships.
The future looks very bright for one of Australia’s best young talents, with 2012 looking to be Sage's most successful year yet. Sage will be hitting the studio to record her debut album, drawing from such influences as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Regina Spektor and Christina Aguilira, who have helped shape her into the soulful singer and songwriter she is today. Sage also hopes to be collaborating with a London based rapper on his upcoming studio album.
Check out Sage Noreikas website HERE!