Student wins chance to share spotlight with Heather Nova
A Warwick Academy student has been chosen to share the spotlight with Bermudian musician Heather Nova as the winner of her third Young Bermudian Singer/Songwriter competition.
Serilina Fisher, 13, said she was honoured to be selected as the winner, following in the footsteps of past winners Hana Bushara and Salayah Stange.
“Just the fact that someone who has made it so far in the industry liked my songs meant a lot, and pushed me to improve,” she said.
“I'm really excited to learn everything I can from her, and I am very grateful for this one in a million opportunity.
“The songwriting process is so fulfilling and enjoyable, it creates a feeling where all your worries vanish, even for a little while.”
As the winner, Serilina will receive a year of mentoring from Ms Nova, along with a day in the studio with her to record a song and the chance to open for Ms Nova at her next Bermuda show.
Ms Nova said: “What impresses me about Serilina is not only her talent for singing, songwriting and playing guitar and piano, but her determination and commitment.”
“You can have all the talent in the world, but if you aren’t driven and committed to putting in the work, you will go nowhere.
“Last summer Seri was busking every week at Harbour Nights. That takes a lot of courage for a 12-year-old, and she does it with confidence and grace.”
“It’s such a joy to have the opportunity to mentor and encourage young artists. Seri is a lovely person, and I look forward to working with her.”