From: Sydney, Australia
Fave Tina Songs: Chains, Sorrento Moon, Love's
funny that way, Show me heaven, Burn, Any other love,
Now I can Dance, If I didn't love you, Live for the
one I love, The Flame
Best Tina Moments:
1. Meeting the Diva
2. Seeing the Diva live
3. Seeing Tina blow the world away at the Olympic
Fave Cover Art: In Deep cover
Rarest Tina CD I own: All of them - They are
all signed and I cherish each and every one.
Tina from Young Talent time - She was one of my favourite
performers on this show. I remember Seeing Tina's final
performance on the show - I remember crying as she took
her final bow.
I remember seeing Tina and her new look for her release
of I need your body.
And then I remember the first time I ever heard chains.
What a voice - hadn't she grown into a beautiful young
lady - and what a voice - defined more now than ever
before and more mature. I immediately raced out
and bought Don't Ask - the music touched me - as did
her voice - It was simply stunning.
Each track was my favourite, and each listen made me
more convinced - I was listening to the greatest voice
not only of my time - but of all time. With ease she
would belt out a tune of the highest quality and compassion.
The favourite thing I remember is seeing Tina Live in
the flesh - It was the day of my HSC math exam - I sat
the exam singing Tina songs the whole way through -
As soon as it was over I raced out and went to Westfield's
Parramatta where Tina was doing an in store appearance
- She was due there at 2pm - It was already 3pm - I'm
sure the fans had been waiting since 9pm. I took the
chance not expecting her to even be there - let alone
get to meet her. But she was still there and still signing
autographs - She had been there for an hour and
a half by this stage and there was still at least 100
people in line waiting. I raced to the end of the line
expecting to find a security guard telling me the line
was closed - But it wasn't. The line did close shortly
after. I couldn't believe my luck - As I drew
closer to the stage - I realised how tiny she was -
but at the same time how simply stunning she was. Classic
Beauty are the only words I can find to sum her
up. It finally became my turn to meet her. As
I approached - I was greeted by the hugest smile, and
dazzling eyes. Tina said "HI" Arggh - I was
mentally screaming - TINA ARENA JUST SAID HI TO ME!!!
I replied - "hi Tina - My name is Steven
- I am so pleased to meet you - you don't understand
what this means" She thanked me and begun
signing my CD. Still in my uniform - I began
to explain to her how I had raced here from my examination.
She began speaking with me about exams and the HSC and
how New South Wales differed from Victoria when it came
to the HSC. She had finished signing my CD -
but continued talking - She asked if I liked the album
and I obviously replied - NO - I LOVE THE ALBUM to which
Tina laughed. I then congratulated her on the
Aria awards she had just won and on the success of the
album, I then enquired about her up coming US plans.
She spoke with me about how she would tour and promote
the album soon. I didn't want to leave - but
knew I had to - It was then I decided to make
the most of this opportunity - I asked Tina if I could
give her a kiss for luck. With out saying a word - she
stood up and leant over towards me - and kissed me on
the cheek. My friend waiting in line behind me
said we looked like old friends catching up -
I walked off stage and had a dozen people race over
asking me a million questions - Like "Do you know
Tina" - etc... -
could compare to this other than when I saw her in concert
- I had third row tickets but they allowed the first
8 to go to the stage - Actually it was Tina that told
us to come up front. Security tried holding us back
- but She gave the OK and I bolted to the front. To
have Tina standing on the stage - standing right above
you singing her songs - Its heaven.
All I can say
is Tina Arena is the greatest singer ever, but not only
is she this - she is beautiful and a great ambassador
for Australia and its music.
Thanks for the music, the memories and the pride of
being a fellow Aussie Tina. You Go Girl!