By Justin Flynn
Aydan Calafiore is a young man on the rise.
The 16-year-old is currently portraying Justin Bieber in a tribute show – The Bieber Experience – that brings him to the Sphinx Hotel in Geelong on 28 September.
Aydan got his big break at the tender age of 12 on Australia’s Got Talent, where he reached the semi-final stage.
It will be the first time Aydan has performed in Geelong.
“I’ve been performing since I was seven, and one of my good friends who I’ve done acting classes with, she recommended me for the audition,” he said.
“I was really lucky, but I was also well prepared. I know every single word of every single Justin Bieber song.”
So how does an almost 17-year-old handle the screams of teenage girls when he is on stage?
“I’m used to it as it’s pretty much all I’ve known since I was 12,” he said.
“It’s pretty normal for me now, but I had people asking me ‘how does it feel to have comments on your Instagram from people you don’t even know?’ and I’m like ‘well, it’s a great feeling to know that people are interested in what I do’.”
Concertgoers to The Bieber Experience can expect a full-on experience.
“It’s going to be awesome,” Aydan said.
“We have some amazing dancers who are there to support me and big screens. We’ll do 12 songs and then a meet and greet afterwards. I’m really looking forward to getting to Geelong and putting on a show.”
The Bieber Experience is a fully choreographed extravaganza that includes Bieber hits such as ‘Sorry’, ‘Beauty and a Beat’, ‘Baby’, ‘Despacito’ and ‘Love Yourself’.
Aydan will meet his fans after the show, and assured that nobody would miss out.
Aydan Calafiore will perform The Bieber Experience live at the Sphinx Hotel on Thursday 28, September.
Doors open at 10am and tickets are available at $18 for ages three and above. See www.sphinxhotel.com.au/events for more info.