SINGING is a haven for Viliame Sandys, one of the 12 semi-finalists in the Na Domo singing competition tonight.
He says singing keeps him honest. "I love music, it's one of the few places I can find solace when I need it," he said.
"When I'm singing, I'm not faking it, it's honest and it's when I am true to who I am."
The 27-year-old has always had a passion for music. "Music has always been a part of who I am. I was young and naive in my first public performance, so the fear of being judged did not get to me then," he says.
"I didn't think I'd pass the first round of the Na Domo. But it was an achievement because I took the challenge knowing I would be judged, which is something I used to fear." He has enjoyed Na Domo and is gradually mustering up the courage to face his fears.
"Being judged for something that you find solace in is tough because it lingers on that line of your self esteem," he says.