Hi-5's new cast member is half-Filipina

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 03 2009 10:51 AM | Updated as of Jun 04 2009 03:00 AM

Performing before a crowd is no longer new to a Filipina Scottish member of a popular Australian musical group.

For Fely Irvine, there is nothing that she likes to do more than to sing and dance. Irvine is one of the members of Australian group Hi-5.

“My agent said ‘they're auditioning, you want to give it a try?’ I said I would love to. So, now I get to sing and act and dance and play with kids all day and there's nothing else that I'd rather be doing,” Irvine said.

Before her big break as one of the fifth cast of the new generation Hi-5, Irvine first made a name for herself when she toured with Miss Saigon in Australia.

Irvine joins other Hi-5 members Tim Maddren, Casey Burgess, Stevie Nicholson and Lauren Brant in their new series on Nickelodeon.

Irvine said she’s only too happy to maker her kababayans proud.

“I’m very honored to be able to represent Filipinos. I’m very proud of being a Filipino... Filipinos for life!” she said. Report from Apples Jalandoni for Balitang Australia