By BRIAN MOORE
LOUGH Hyne student Tamara Lawlor O’Driscoll is the Munster Voice 2016.
Tamara took first prize at the gala final of the Munster Voice competition after wowing judges with her rendition of ‘The girl from 14G’.
The 15-year-old Skibbereen Community College transition year student sang her way to the finals of the competition where her singing talent and beautiful voice triumphed over the 35 other finalists in Macroom recently.
Tamara’s mother Lisa told The Southern Star that Tamara’s talent was evident from a very young age.
‘Tamara always liked singing but got really interested in music just four years ago. She attends the Cork School of Music under voice coach Dr Trish Rooney and the excellent Pamela Marshall in Union Hall,’ Lisa said. All the practice certainly paid off for Tamara as she took home the Maggie Kingston Perpetual Trophy, as well as a cheque for €1,000.
‘Tamara hopes to continue her music and singing studies and perhaps one day sing professionally,’ Lisa continued.
However, this young lady has an alternative lined up in the unlikely event that the show business and universal fame plan doesn’t pan out. ‘Tamara is very interested in astrophysics as well and would like to study it at third level,’ Tamara’s mother concluded.
Perhaps Tamara could organise the first Opera on Mars?