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Sabrina’s dream used to be something her mother simply endured – up to a point.
When Sabrina was just two-years-old she stood in front of a mirror and sang her heart out.
Inevitably her mother would yell: “Quiet!”
A lot has changed since then.
These days Sabrina Jakubowski (17), a grade 11 pupil at CBC Senior High school in Parklands, sticks to the notes quite expertly.
Her undeniable talent has been spotted by international scout from the United States, Kim Myers.
As a result Sabrina’s dream of “making it big in the real world” got a massive push in the right direction – to Orlando, Florida.
She elaborates: “To get there I had to compete against top singers in all the provinces in Johannesburg. I made it through and will now be one of 30 competing singers representing South Africa…”
But before she could follow her dream she had to first raise R60 000, but she didn’t let this hurdle stand in her way.
Within three months the Jakubowskis managed to reach this target through various fundraisers.
Now, armed with a lot of confidence and a little bit of luck, Sabrina hopes to leave a lasting impression on national and international agents when gracing the big stage.
The ARTS (Applause Rising Talent Showcase) is a well respected family orientated event and will apparently offer substantial exposure to industry professionals.
For five days, hand selected talent from all over the world will be in attendance to “gain education, exposure and encouragement” from these authorities.
The pressure that comes with performing is not new to Sabrina, she entered the Cape Town Voice last year and made it to the top 10.
The pressure might, however, be a bit more intense during ARTS, but Sabrina is ready for it.
“I will be nervous, yes, but once I get on stage then I will know that this is my chance,” she exclaims.
“I want to complete my matric and then ideally move to America and try to break into the pop music scene over there.”
She reserves special thanks for her mother, Andrea, who has been supporting her for years.
“I used to want her to stop singing, but now I just want her to sing the whole time. I am extremely proud of her,” says Andrea.
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