Teens show Ipswich has got talent
TEENAGERS Maimuna and Adil Memon want to take their unique blend of acoustic music to Australia and prove that Ipswich really has got talent.
The musical Ipswich duo, with Adil on guitar and Maimuna singing, wowed the judges on Australia’s Got Talent during heats last month and will compete in the semi-finals tonight.
Depending on the number of votes they get from viewers tonight, the brother and sister could make it to the grand final.
Speaking from Melbourne, the siblings said they entered the show after pressure from friends.
Rather than compete individually, Maimuna, 17, said she always played music with Adil.
“I think it wouldn’t be the same if we hadn’t gone together,” Maimuna said. “That connection between us makes our music because it’s personal.”
Born to an Irish mother and Pakistani father, Maimuna and Adil, 15, migrated to Chuwar two years ago from England after a family holiday in Australia.
But the siblings said they never dreamed they would get so far in the competition.
“It was absolutely mind-blowing, we didn’t expect to get the reaction we got from the audience,” Maimuna said.
During their performance last month judge Brian McFadden said the duo were “mesmerising”.
Infamous shock-jock Kyle Sandilands said he would travel the world to hear them play.
The siblings are keeping details of their self-penned song to be aired tonight a surprise but Adil said it would be an acoustic piece.
Maimuna confessed she was both nervous and excited about tonight’s performance.
“It’s such a fantastic competition, there’s so many talented people against us.”
Watch Maimuna and Adil on Channel 7 at 7.30 tonight.