OVERCOMING the barrier of singing English songs wasn't easy for the Vuniqumu Trio from Delailasakau in Naitasiri.
But it was a challenge the Na Domo singing competition semi-finalists did not back away from.
When the time came to compete for a semi-final spot, they showed how far they had come by belting out Brad Paisley's country hit Whiskey Lullaby.
"This was a learning experience for us since we were only used to sigidrigi," trio member Akasio Rabosea said.
The judges pushed them away from their comfort zone of iTaukei songs.
The trio remained unfazed and when they had to choose their songs they stuck with English hits. Mr Rabosea said they expected the competition to be tough.