Repeatedly booted out of talent shows but not giving up

Repeatedly booted out of talent shows but not giving up
Singaporean Yvonne Chua is not giving up on her showbusiness dreams despite being eliminated from three reality talent shows.

SINGAPORE-Singaporean Yvonne Chua is not giving up on her showbusiness dreams despite being eliminated from three reality talent shows.

She was most recently kicked out on last Saturday's episode of regional TV talent competition Scoot: K-pop Star Hunt, which is currently airing on Channel M.

"I don't know when I will stop. This is really what I want to do. That's why I didn't get a 9 to 5 job after college," said the 24-year-old freelance dance instructor, who graduated last year from the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore.

At the age of 16, the former Victoria Junior College student had serenaded her way to the top 10 of home-grown reality series Campus Superstar in 2006.

She went on to compete in season three of the Taiwanese reality TV singing competition One Million Star (2008).

In that show, she competed alongside fellow contestants who have since made a name for themselves, including Taiwanese singer-songwriter Lala Hsu and Taiwan-based Singapore singer- host Huang Jinglun.

On her multiple attempts to break into showbiz, Chua said she is lucky to get the support of her housewife mother and her retired father. She is the youngest of three children.

Asked what is keeping her from realising her dreams, she admits that her vocals are not the kind that can "wow" audiences and concedes that there are better singers.

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