Could Veronica Bravo be Perth's next big teen pop star?
The Landsdale singer/songwriter will move to Los Angeles shortly after being discovered on YouTube by Screwface, a US-based music manager, songwriter and producer.
Screwface, who has worked with such artists as Christina Aguilera, Toni Braxton and Michael Jackson, has signed the 17-year-old to be part of a new five-piece girl band.
Bravo, who almost made it through to the live finals of last year's Australian X Factor but missed out during the judges' home round in London, flew with her dad Frank to the US recently for five weeks to audition for the group after Screwface contacted her after seeing her YouTube performances.
"It is kind of overwhelming because you hear about Justin Bieber getting found on YouTube and things like that, and you think 'Nah, that will never happen to me' and then it happened to me and I couldn't believe it," Bravo told AAA Weekend.
The former Mercedes College student, who finished Year 12 last year and had to turn down two successful WAAPA applications to follow her music career, then lived with the four other girls to see if they had chemistry, and will now begin recording with them as soon as her US visa is processed.
"I spent five weeks with them and the funny thing is with girls, sometimes it is hard to connect, because we are girls and we all have our differences.
"But the energy with us, the way we connect is incredible. We had this instant connection - it was like it is meant to be," she said.Moving to Los Angeles has another bonus for Bravo - her boyfriend, James Yammouni, from the popular prankster group the Janoskians, is currently based there. "He is touring around and doing his own thing too, so it is good. I am not leaving him behind because he doesn't live here," she said.
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