Listening to them do an acoustic rendition of Hoobastank's, 'The Reason' at the University of the South Pacific Got Talent auditions, Latu Rokotuwei and Nanise Rainima were in perfect harmony.
Among the duets, the trios, dancers, poets and solo acts that graced the stage at the Oceania Centre, these two 20 year-olds stand shoulder to shoulder with the best.
The most striking thing is, while they're cousins, hailing from the village of Namuka in Nakelo, Tailevu, they're also very best friends.
The duo hang out together a lot, at home and in school, they just can't be separated. One has to finish off a sentence for the other. They even attend the same church and sing in their worship team together.
"We just like to hang out together and we always like to sing together," Latu says before Nanise chimes in and adds, "We love to sing whenever we're at home."
And this is the first time ever for both of them, to take part in an organised music and song contest like this.
"We just wanted to try it out to see for ourselves," Latu says and on cue Nanise adds, "Yes this is our first time to take part in a talent quest."
Singing is a talent they have just recently discovered while in high school and while they could not trace any similarities to either sides of their families, Latu and Nanise have accepted they would be the first singers and maybe later, songwriters, in their families.
While their musical pedigree would right now be limited to gospel music, choirs and cover tunes, Latu and Nanise have already turned heads with their performances.
At the USP graduation ceremony last year, both these Nakelo girls were given solo parts to sing in the graduation choir.
This is an achievement considering they were still first-year students then, and USP has a renowned panache' for turning out extravagant musical pieces and keyed choirs.
In their quest for musical excellence, Latu and Nanise's love for music transcends boundaries. Obviously still trying to find their niche but loving all kinds of music nonetheless.
And their choice of singing 'The Reason' by Hoobastank at the auditions is no coincidence either. This song reflects the many things these two young women are and one of them is making mistakes.
"We chose the song because it is relevant to our lives. It appeals to some of the things that we stand for and also for what we have gone through, the mistakes we have made," Nanise says.
To them the meaning is more deep than the romantic overtures over the lyrics, something that has to do with the way they see life as a whole, instead of just a single episode.
And the reason is music.