What would you do differently to what you do now?
Nothing. I feel like what I do is what I’m meant to do, born to do. I suppose if anything had to change it would be my belief in myself and who I am. The industry creates a lot of self-doubt and, in my opinion, that’s the biggest obstacle.
Who inspires you and why?
My mum Norma. She’s graceful, content, strong, passionate, understanding, loving, giving, selfless and thoughtful. The list goes on!
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Treat everyone with love and respect and equal opportunity. If we all had love, respect and encouragement spoken into our lives, the world would be a better place.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
Italy… part of my heritage, feel like I’m at home there. Great food, scenery, shopping and people.
When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to and why?
I would take them to Southbank (on a warm evening); the surroundings look beautiful, you can get a great meal, fabulous coffee, see a show at the Arts Centre and get a feel for our beautiful city.
What are you currently reading?
Travel magazines at the moment. We are planning our European family holiday for next June, so researching where to go. Can’t wait!
What are you currently listening to?
My new recording O HOLY NIGHT Christmas CD. That’s what I’ve been listening to. Sounds great and very excited about its recent release.
Knowing who I am and who I belong to. My family. Good health, fun times and peace.
What does the future hold for you?
If only I had a crystal ball… More of the same would be fantastic.
As one of Australia’s most versatile and talented entertainers, Silvie can be seen at Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Sunday 24 December, and then at New Year’s Eve with the Australian Pops Orchestra at Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday 31 December. For more information, visit: www.silviepaladino.com for details.
Image: Silvie Paladino (supplied)