The 12-year-old girl who sang with Pink says she’s working on writing her own music, recording cover songs and performing live.
“I’m just trying to take this opportunity that I have to put myself out there more and see what I can do,” says Victoria Anthony.
The young singer recently performed live at Brix & Mortar restaurant in Yaletown and at Cafe Deux Soleils on Commercial Drive finding time to balance her emerging career with school and homework.
Anthony says she gained the confidence to serenade the American singer after performing in her school’s talent show. “Up until that point, I’d never really shown the people that are closest to me, my best friends, that I like to sing.”
She launched a social media campaign with the hashtag #VicandPink and shared YouTube videos from her channel asking for the chance to sing with the popstar at her May 12 concert at the Rogers Arena.
Halfway through the show, Pink walked over to her and invited her to sing. Anthony says she chose to sing “Perfect,” which is one of her favourite songs because “it shows you how everyone is loved by someone in the world.”
The video of her singing with Pink has garnered millions of views on YouTube and Anthony says she’s received so much support from people all over the world. Her message for other girls her age is that anything is possible with hard work, a little bit of luck and a great support system.
“Thank you to everyone who has helped me on my journey and to Pink for giving me an amazing opportunity. I hope that they keep watching because there’s more coming up,” she says.