At only 14-years-old, Shiane Hawke took to the stage to audition for the fourth season of The X-Factor Australia (2013). Her stage presence was definitely uncomfortable as she presented herself as a painfully shy teenager.
However, once she opens her mouth to sing Duffy’s “Mercy,” everyone was in disbelief. Immediately the crowd went wild and the judges were clapping along as they were thoroughly enjoying her performance.
Here’s our takeaway: There are definitely going to be situations in our lives that are awkward and uncomfortable, but you have to put yourself out there in order to accomplish your dreams.
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