Kleopatra Girl's Ringside Report
By Eugenia Wright
Giulietta, 17 year old Australian music discovery enchants an
American audience, wins multiple awards at The 19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards held at Avalon in Hollywood
When you've got it, you've got it. There is no denying talent. Such is the case of young
music artist Giulietta nee'Giulietta Russo a petite, blushing 17 year old raven haired Italian beauty from, Melbourne Australia.
On meeting Giulietta, one is drawn to her instantly because of her enchanting Aussie accent and her spunky unique eclectic
style of dress setting a new fashion trend that stands apart from the usual hip hop trendy apparel often seen on young people
here in the States. Giulietta also delivers a new sound that could be described as a fusion of pop/dance/R&B with a funky
Pretty Giulietta was recently in Los Angeles to perform at the19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards held at Hollywood's premiere
music venue Avalon and to receive two prestigious awards, "Miss International Artist of The Year" and "Rising
Star of the Year," from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, an amazing and impressive feat for one so young.
Apparently Giulietta, you could say, was born holding on to a mic instead of a milk bottle. At four years old she displayed
undeniable talent like similar histories of many legendary super stars such as MJ, Mariah or Aguilera who were music geniuses
at an early age. Giulietta's parents realized they had a child prodigy on their hands. Where did she get it from? It seems
no one in her immediate family according to her dad Fab, displayed any music talent. Giulietta says listening to Whitney Houston
and Mariah Carey influenced her. Her parents quickly moved to nurture this budding talent and by age15 Giulietta had amassed
a huge fan base in Melbourne who loved to dance to her club music (Dirty South Music) and she became a local sensation. However,
with a winning combination comprised of talent, brains and beauty plus an innate business sense (as well as acquired business
skills from a business school), Giulietta began to make great use of speedy e-technology (internet, twitter, face book and
my space) to promote and distribute her music worldwide. Today, her sound is appreciated globally.
A year ago,
while on vacation in Southern California friends booked her to perform at the I Lounge in the OC. There she mesmerized her
audience and news of this performance spread...to the ears of multiple Grammy winning producer David Kershenbaum. This was
the catalyst that Giulietta needed to flame the fuel that would ultimately take her to the next level, which brought her to
Hollywood this year as a reigning music princess at the 19th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards. With Kershenbaum on her team,
Giulietta has secured an artist's dream of a lifetime alliance; greatness meets greatness in-the-making i.e. Quincy Jones-Michael
Jackson, Caesar-Cleopatra. Need I say more? The outcome of this union is a single that has instantly become a commercial success
entitled "Here We Go." This is the track that rocked the LA Music Awards and expresses Giulietta's growth and transition
from club music to a truer Pop/R&B genre.
David Kershenbaum says of Giulietta that once he saw her perform,
it was the "imagery" that excited him as well as the vocals. "She is very unique. She has the image but the
live part is very important...she turns on and kicks butt (on stage). She's not inhibited and very expressive. People ask
how do you know when something is good? There's a little part of me that gets a little chilled and my hair stands on end and
I had a heavy hair moment. I can foresee her talent spilling into film and TV although I don't want to distract her from music
just yet." As a seasoned and established pro David cautions Giulietta who is a burst of joy and energy that she should
stay grounded and true to whom she is and not fall into the trap of believing one's own press. Sound advice.
the LA Music Awards, audiences were able to witness Giulietta in action who claimed the stage at Avalon utilizing her great
vocal ability and dancing skills with the help of choreographer JJ Villar. To top it off, on the night of the awards, it was
her birthday, marking the end of sweet sixteen and the evening was pure magic. Giulietta dazzled. Albeit, it's certain that
audiences can expect to see this standard of excellence whenever Giulietta takes the stage.
Giulietta has big
dreams for the future and envisions herself a chart topper and standing in the wings waiting to go on stage to accept her
Grammys. She realizes that there will be many steps towards this vision. Immediate plans are to finish her album and complete
a music video with David Kershenbaum at the helm and staying on in the States for a while. Giulietta's parents have been hugely
supportive as well as her young brother. They are willing to have dual residences Australia-US to further their daughter's
career and schooling.
At the moment Giulietta's music is up-tempo reflecting her energetic persona but she plans
to work on a few ballads in the near future.
Giulietta joins a list of rare imported jewels from "down under"
that include Olivia Newton-John, Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. www.myspace.com/officialgiulietta (Photo credit: Anthony Licuria