IF you've heard them perform, you would think they've been singing together for a while — they sound so polished.
But siblings Naomi, 12, and Sakeasi Kaloumaira, 16, also with Mitieli Wilson, 17, only formed Scientific Symphony about six months ago, performing for the first time at the Na Domo Singing Competition auditions last month in Suva's Downtown Boulevard.
The trio, one of the 12 competitors that have made it through to Friday's semi-finals, have sacrificed much of their time trying to juggle their studies and practise every week for the talent show. They agree that it hasn't been easy but wish they could have formed the group earlier.
"We used to compete against each other at school during talent shows at Ratu Sukuna Memorial School," Naomi says.
"It was only one afternoon that Mitieli was at home and we were harmonising some songs that the idea came to form a group. Ever since then we've just been practising at home, the auditions for Na Domo was our first public performance."
Their voices blend well together and they are careful to share the microphone every time they perform.
"We take turns singing solo parts because we don't want it to be just about one person," Mitieli said.
"The Scientific Symphony is a group and we want to be heard as that. I think that has been our strength in this competition."
Tomorrow night at the Na Domo semi-finals, they will perform KC and Jojo's All My Life.
"It's a hard song to sing but we are confident we can pull it off," Naomi and Mitieli confidently said.
The semi-finals will be held at the Lami Parish bazaar at 6pm tomorrow and the finals will be staged on Saturday at the same venue.