Singer Natalie Bassingthwaighte, 33, is set to follow in the footsteps of Kylie Minogue to be the next Australian pop princess.
She wowed the crowds at the new season opening of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert after-party, where she tried to act like Minogue in a performance of her debut solo single Alive.
During an interview for Confidential magazine, Bassingthwaighte revealed that she drew inspiration for her new music career by travelling around the world.
After parting ways with her band the Rogue Traders in June, Bassingthwaighte said, she struggled with shouldering the interview load without her band mates.
She said that she "missed (Rogue songwriter) James (Ash's) energy during interviews and realised how much we used to bounce off one another".
Bassingthwaighte wants to perform at next year's Mardi Gras carnival. "That would be a dream," News.com.au quoted her, as saying.