In her many live performances for such a young life, Victoria’s covers of “I Who Have Nothing”, the Tom Jones megahit and “Wild Horses” by The Stones have already become signature songs for her. And she is now vigorously pursuing training in voice, piano, dance, improv and acting.
Born Victoria Azevedo on July 4th, 2002, after her doctor declared her eyes the most beautiful he had every seen, Victoria wailed herself into the world, with a huge voice that has been breaking crystal glasses as well as listeners’ hearts, including music industry heads. Simply put, this voice that goes from a gentle caress to a deep-throated cry is jaw-dropping. Her ability to craft a song is far beyond her young years.
At 2, Victoria was singing U2 songs, while riding in the car with her father. At her mom’s daycare, she showed early leadership skills at 4, by lining the kids up, and ‘producing’ shows. This very happy 10 year-old entered the Long & McQuade singing competition and won the Grand Prize, recording an album as a result, which included recording her latest track at Iguana Studios. She has been a part of Idol School, the Kiwanis Festival (marks in the high 90’s), recorded an album with The Mini Pop Kids, and touring Ontario with their live show, and she was a winner in Toronto’s famed Honey Jam competition, where she performed to a standing ovation at The Mod Club, being the youngest contestant at 11 years old.
Victoria lends her talent to as many charity events as possible, including a concert for the Philippines earthquake fund, the Youth and Brazilian Fest, hospitals, nursing homes, and events for the Portuguese community. She lent her talent to Sarah Fisher’s (Degrassi) video for Kids’ Help Phone and regularly performs the Canadian and U.S. anthems at events, including The Toronto Blue Jays and The Toronto Marlies’ games.
Now studying voice with celebrity teacher Elaine Overholt, Victoria is part of the prestigious Big Voice ‘League of Extraordinary Singers’. She is starting piano lessons with famed Hungarian pianist Robert Horvath, doing Second City’s famed ‘improv’ courses, as well as dance classes at Danceology.
A proud 2nd generation Portuguese Canadian, Victoria loves fighting and making up with little brother Nicholas. She raps for fun, loves pasta, soccer, shopping and going to Starbucks, running track and field, playing basketball and making her friends laugh.
Victoria Az is a ‘force’ to be reckoned with!