Having performed with the likes of Mary J Blige, made the final four of The Voice Australia and grabbed headlines on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia, the Aussie R ‘n’ B queen is heading to the West End in Thriller Live.
How’s it feel to be a part of Thriller Live?
I can’t believe it! I started out in musical theatre straight out of school and to be able to combine my love for musicals and pop music all in one is an absolute dream.
What’s your favourite Michael Jackson song?
It would have to be Rock With You. It’s timeless – this is something that Michael was so great at doing. He knew how to create songs that would last a lifetime. This this is definitely one of them.
If MJ could come back for one day and you could spend it with him, what would you want to do?
I would go straight to the studio! First the recording studio, he was a master at vocals. I would go from there to the dance studio and learn all I could! I may even take him out for a meal after all that!
How excited are you about London?
I’m super excited to be playing the West End. It’s always been one of my dreams to perform there, so fulfilling this childhood dream of mine feels amazing.
How does doing musicals compare with performing your own stuff?
I’m looking forward to getting back to the routine of musical theatre. The life I lead now, I never know what my day will involve. I love both aspects of my career, but doing both allows you to appreciate the perks in each.
What are your thoughts on the controversy surrounding MJ’s final years? Do you think it has any impact on the show?
I’m here to purely celebrate the artist he was, as a singer, dancer and as a performer. I never met Michael so I can’t comment on his personal life. All I know is the influence he had on me as a young performer through his music and videos.
You’ve already collaborated with some great artists. Who else is on your wish list?
I would love to collaborate with Justin Timberlake. As a singer, dancer and actress I relate to him and I’m a huge fan of his work.
Can you see yourself recording with your daughter one day?
Most definitely! She’s a great little singer. I look forward to getting in the studio with her one day and showing her the ropes.
How’s your life changed since The Voice?
Life is totally different! Being able to land a role like this has definitely come as a result of being part of such a great show. I believe life is what you make it, and after the show I wanted to just continue doing what I love, and I have. And for that I’m so grateful.
Did you enjoy doing The Celebrity Apprentice Australia?
The short amount of time that I spent there, yes I did. I’ve made some great friends from the show and I was there representing my amazing charity Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD.org.au), which, if given the chance again, I would love to raise money and awareness for them.
Where’s your favourite place in Australia?
Ooooh, that’s hard. I’d have to say the northern beaches in Sydney. That’s where I grew up, and the beaches are just so stunning I can’t go past it. It relaxes me and reminds me of my childhood.
Prinnie stars in the West End production of Thriller Live for two weeks (November 18-30).
When: November 18-30 / 7pm
Where: Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7ES
Tube: Piccadilly Circus