Rachel Chua does her part for charity. -ST
Who: Rachel Chua
It was sheer coincidence that brought teenager Rachel to audition for ChildAid.
Rachel, who represented Singapore in Taiwan's One Million Star 5 singing contest, was approached by the organising committee of ChildAid when she was at their office for an unrelated interview.
"I asked my manager to pick it up and we were really keen on it," she says.
She auditioned with Vanessa Williams' Colours Of The Wind, but will sing Celine Dion's Power Of Love at the concert instead. "I decided to sing this song because it has a bigger wow factor," she says. Her parents are in the tourism industry.
An only child, she first wowed audiences with the song when she performed it for the talent segment of the Little Miss Cinderella contest, a beauty pageant for juniors in 2003, which she won.
She will try to repeat her winning performance in December.
"We are all students, so why not help each other? If my singing can help to earn them some pocket money, it's worth my time and effort," she adds.
This article was first published in The Straits Times.
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