Winning the Voice 2019 was a hard won achievement that was “20 years in the making” for Diana Rouvas.
She began singing when she was just four-years-old and had written her first song by the age of seven. At sixteen years old the singer left her Sydney home to hone her skills in the US. But for Rouvas, pursuing music as a career was never a choice.
“If music is in your bones, you can’t live without it,” she claims.
Rouvas’ commitment has certainly paid-off, with the singer preparing for her appearance on “Eurovision- Australia Decides” later this year, which will decide who out of the competing artists will get to represent Australia in Eurovision 2020. But the singer isn’t feeling the pressure.
“There are so many great artists in the competition, but I really like to just focus on bettering myself and raising my own bar. And enjoying it once I’m up there!” Rouvas said.
The singer is set to perform at Council’s event on Australia Day at Bella Vista Farm, less than a week away. Rouvas is hoping to bring a little bit of everything to the performance, including old school tracks and some original material. She hopes that everyone in the crowd will find something to enjoy and get a feel for who she is.
Rouvas is a proud Greek-Australian who believes diversity is an important aspect of Australian culture that should be focused on this Australia Day.
“[It’s] what I admire about our country. We come from all over, and we accept each other,” the 35-year-old said.
Rouvas is excited to celebrate everything Australian at Council’s Australia Day event alongside iconic Australian music acts, family friendly activities and fantastic food options from different cultures. Diana does confess however, that her favourite Aussie snack is Vegemite on toast with “a bucket of butter”.
Watch Diana perform this Australia Day at Bella Vista Farm. For more information about the event, visit https://www.thehills.nsw.gov.au