Emily williams

Alternate Rachel Marron

Australia first met Emily Williams on Australian Idol in 2005. Sailing into the final of the show Emily was announced as runner up in what is still the closest vote in the long history of Aussie TV talent shows. Soon after the show Emily joined Kate, Rikki-Lee and Paulini to form all girl group Young Divas. The girls delivered hit after hit and enjoyed #1 singles and multi-platinum status. Following a second line-up of the group with Jessica Mauboy, the girls parted ways to pursue their solo careers.

Never solely focused on the Australian market, Emily knew that her solo career would have to be on an international scale. Her first album Uncovered received huge critical acclaim and singles Spellbound and You're Mine opened doors to the international market. Touring in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and her native New Zealand, Emily's phenomenal talent and incomparable voice lead to some chart-topping collaborations. The first, Can't Get Enough, a collaboration with UK artist Leeroy, hit the top ten. The second titled Up Your Game with boyband The Risk brought new success as the #2 downloaded track in Christmas week in multiple European countries. On her return to Australia Emily scored a nomination as Australian Female Artist of the Year in the IT awards.

Emily's life and musical training draws many parallels to that of Whitney Houston. More than a fan of the iconic songstress, Emily idolised Whitney and her era-defining hits. Like Houston, Emily was raised in church with gospel classics, a level of training that made her the vocalist she is today.

Aside from ongoing musical success Emily will also feature in motion picture Boar which is set for release in late 2017. As one of Australia's most in demand live performers, Emily hit the stage at over 140 events and festivals in 2016, and can't wait for the challenges 2017 will bring as part of The Bodyguard.