THEY entered the competition because they wanted to help out a brother in need.
Brothers Semisi Kalidole and Joshua Timoci with their first cousin Sisalo Cavuilagi and friend Glen Naivalu make up the Golden Brothers, a group semi-finalist in the Na Domo Singing Competition.
"We heard about the competition over the radio and decided to enter because we wanted to help out with Semisi's tuition fees at the Fiji National University," said Cavuilagi, 18.
"We didn't think we would make it this far. The level of competition is so high we thought we would bow out in the eliminations but we thank the Almighty for bringing us this far."
In the last elimination round on Tuesday, the Golden Brothers belted out an acapella English song that blew the judges and crowd away.
The Golden Brothers who are used to singing sigidrigi style have had to get used to what the judges and the audience want — English songs.
"It's been hard, we love our Fijian songs," Cavuilagi said.
"But this is a competition and we have to adjust somehow to keep going further into the competition. It's been tough changing from Fijian to English songs but we've been coping — we still prefer our Fijian songs though." They began singing together a year and half ago and after this experience with Na Domo, they want to go further with plans in place to produce an album.
"The family support has been outstanding. We could not have done this without them.
"And we've also persevered, it's hard because we don't live together and we all are studying but we make time and we are seeing the fruits of that now," Cavuilagi said.
To vote for the Golden Brothers for their chance to make it into the finals, Vodafone and Inkk users can text the code GGB to 868.
The Na Domo semi-finals will be held on October 26 at the Lami Parish bazaar.