On this day in 2004, Paulini released her debut album, ‘One Determined Heart’, following the success of Australian Idol.
‘One Determined Heart’, which was predominantly a covers album, debuted at #1 in Australia, and was certified Platinum.
The lead single, ‘Angel Eyes’, was #1 for 3 consecutive weeks, and was also certified Platinum. It stayed in the Top 20 for 12 weeks and was one of the highest-selling Australian singles of 2004.
17 years have passed since the first season of Australian Idol aired, where Guy Sebastian was crowned the winner, and Paulini came in fourth.
In more recent years, Paulini has shined in Australian theatre productions, with lead roles in ‘The Bodyguard’ and ‘Hair’, and as a star vocalist in ‘Saturday Night Fever’.
Last year, she was a contestant in the first Australian season of The Masked Singer, as the ‘Spider’.
Paulini is expected to release new music by the end of 2020, sharing parts of the recording process on social media.