Hi,Stephany , I thought it might be Elizabeth Marvelly ,but i have not heard or seen enough about her. to know for sure she is hardly a household name yet i forgot the media did not know her ether as they thought it was Hayley , i guess Gray Bartlett got her tickets
The loveliest, sweetest flower that bloomed in paradise, and the first that died, has rarely blossomed since on mortal soil. It is so frail, so delicate, a thing, it is gone if it but look upon itself; and she who ventures to esteem it hers proves by that single thought she has it not. Humility - Fry
Thanks for resolving the mystery. I haven't heard of her before. But now that you've posted her correct name I've found her WEBSITE where some songs of her album are online for a pre-listening. She's very talented. I can imagine that we hear more from her in the future.
Thank you, Stephany! If Elizabeth starts travelling the world someday I'm sure she will come to London as well. She's talented and we should keep an eye on her. Maybe she might appear as a special guest at a Hayley concert one fine day? i21.photobucket.com/albums/b294/hdjoespics/EEjdKsU.gif We will see.
I strongly suspect that Hayley being based in London is a handicap for her
I got the same impression!
Best wishes Grant
I have felt that Hayley's biggest handicap in the awards is that she is already an internationally famous and well-off Star, and the judges are tending to apply a bit of Kiwi pragmatism -- they know that the awards involve comparing apples with pears, and fall back on thinking: "Well, who needs this the most -- who will it most benefit?".
BTW, is there a monetary grant involved with the award?
This is just a theory of mine, I admit, but it does seem to me that the Tuis are more designed to help struggling artists on the way up rather than just as an award for excellence. (Not that this is meant as a criticism of Hollie Smith or Brooke Fraser, who are excellent in their own ways.)