5 December, 2020

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The Child Of A Sri Lankan Couple, Andrew de Silva Wins Australia’s Got Talent 2012

Andrew de Silva has won Australia’s Got Talent for 2012!!!  The child of a Sri Lankan couple, he was born in Melbourne in 1974.Melbourne singer songwriter Andrew de Silva has overcome massive personal hurdles and stolen a second chance at stardom after taking out the Australia’s Got Talent title.

The former member of ’90s boy band CDB said winning the contest was “a dream come true”.

An emotional de Silva said he would be happy to put singing at weddings behind him to focus on recording and touring.

“It’s all about the music and now I’m just going to start living my dream,” de Silva said.

The father of Yazmin, 10, and Jada, 4, said the experience was “life-changing” and the $250,000 prize would help his family become debt free.

He overcame cancer and a serious stutter and shared his touching stories with the nation.

“Those experiences are a part of my history and made me who I am,” he said.

His partner of 12 years, Elle, said their daughters were so proud of their dad.

“It’s been such a journey and it has changed him,” she said.

“He’s doing so many things now that he wouldn’t have otherwise done.”

De Silva said he performed original song Now That I Believe because it was all about keeping faith.

Judge Dannii Minogue said de Silva deserved to have a successful career in the music industry.

“It takes lots of guts to come back to the industry when you’ve already been part of it,” Minogue said.

Runners-up The Wolfe Brothers said de Silva was “the nicest guy we met in the whole competition”.

Andrew De Silva – Grand Final – Australia’s Got Talent 2012 [FULL]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KdrnIFZGrM

Andrew De Silva – Grand Final – Australia’s Got Talent 2012 [FULL]

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reL1eRR8wo8&feature=related

Andrew De Silva – Australia’s Got Talent 2012 Audition! –

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUIYNH_D8d0

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    Super Show my man. You are what legends are made of. Congratulations & I’m sure the whole of Sri Lanka wishes you all the very best in all your future ventures.

    Cheers to your young family too. I’m sure they are very proud of you. Cheers mate.

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    great voice.congratulation.

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    Many Congratulations on your VICTORY,I think this is the FIRST&ONLY time a SriLankan has won a Major International Competition .We are really proud of you,Wishing you all the very best. Sunil -Gypsies.

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      What a great tribute from a humble man. Undoubtedly Sunil is the most popular musician in Sri Lanka and has the humility to show his appreciation of Andrew who is likely to take the name of Sri Lanka to the world’s music industry. Great people both of you.

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    Congratulations Andrew. So proud to be a sri Lankan

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    congratulation on your success. Hope you make the charts all over the world. Proud to be Sri Lankan

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    Congratulation!

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    The SL community in Napoli are proud of you !
    Maybe you shuld come to Italy and perform aswell!??

    Forza Andrew!

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    Celebration for every one.
    I am elated to see know that there are better chances of success in the places far away for Sri Lankan Burghers who have taken up Australia as their second home. With all that bad memories left behind, I wish the burghers who left SL in an exodus to downunder do well as they have done in Ceylon and contributed to the advancement in education and bribe-free administration. Burghers were the last community “driven out voluntarily” in early 60s after Malayalees in 1933 and “Indian plantation community”.
    When you visit Lanka, you can sing National Anthem – that is also in Sinhalese!

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      PLEASE DONT DRAG UNNECESSARY TOPICS AND COMPLICATE THE CELEBRATING MOOD….LETS APPRECIATE A GREAT MUSCISIAN WITH GENUINE TALENTS…..SO SORRY TO HEAR WHAT U HAVE TO SAY….U JUST GO OUT OF THE TRACK…..I SALUTE U MR ANDREW FROM THE DEPTH OF MY HEART AND NOTED WITH PLEASURE THAT U HAVE SRI LANKAN GENES…

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    All the Sri Lankan’s in Bendigo,Victoria salute you on your well deserved acomplishment.

    You are a role model for all young Sri lankan’s.

    Well done and God Bless your family and you in your future endeavours.

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    Dear Andrew We are so proud of you and wish all the success in your future endavour this is geate

    Sri lankan Community in Saudi Arabia

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    Amazing vocals!!! So proud of you! Sri Lankan Community in Canada, wish you all the very best..well deserved…

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    CONGRATULATIONS ANDREW ! THAT WAS BRILLIANT. FOR ONCE I AM PROUD TO BE SRI LANKAN. I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. BEST OF LUCK AND MAY YOU HIT THE PINACLE OF SUCCESS AS EARLY AS YOU CAN.

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    Congratulations Andrew. It was so lovely to see some one who has a Sri Lankan heritage win the talent show. We are very proud of you. All the best to you & your family. May you have success all the way. Hope to see you on TV again & again.

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    Great Voice. You will go places….Congratulations…Keep your spirits high mate..As one of the judges said …Want to see originals…

    Maryam – Melbourne

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    Keep Sharing your faith in Jesus Christ to the world. Jesus be the center of your life. Don’t let fame take your eyes off your Savior, your healer & your life giver Jesus Christ. Congratulations Andrew to God be the glory.

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    Congratulations Andrew, use your talent to only Glorify Jesus Christ in every song you write & sing.

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    Hey Andrew!
    My hearty Congratulations on your success on behalf of every Sri Lankan back in Sri Lanka.So glad to see a person who has Lankan roots achieving such great heights.We are really proud of your brother.
    Best of luck and may the blessings of God Almighty be showered upon you:)

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    Congatulations Andrew.

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    Congratulations!!!I wish you a good future in the music industry.

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    Hi Andrew

    Congratulations and all the very best.

    It goes without saying that all of us in London – including some hobby musicians – are extremely proud of you.

    I echo the comments made by Sunil, Damien and the others

    Cheers

    William

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    Many congratulations on your great victory! We are so proud of you. Wish you every success in your future endeavours! With best wishes to you and your loving family! Thisaranie, Susantha de Silva & Family in BC, Canada.

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    A huge congrats fr All Sri-lankans Andrew, you did us all very proud,
    It’s always heartwarming to see anyone from our homeland do well.
    If we are there or anywhere in the world, one thing never changes that is
    The pride we have for our little nation deep in our hearts.

    We wish you & your family every well deserved happiness & you a renewed success.
    Music is in your blood, heart & soul., May your future be blessed with good health & all your
    Hopes & Dreams fulfilled.

    Maryse & Family,
    Sydney Aus.

    Ps; To the person who said no other Sri Lankan has been successful:

    Don’t forget the incredible talent of Guy Sabestian ( Sri Lankan/ Malaysian). 1st ever Australian Idol winner,
    Not to mention the countless others in their own rights in Sri Lanka & around the world.

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