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 Kathleen

Kathleen

I heard in an interview recently by Kimbra that it was in the script of the What Now programme ' one day I would love to be a pop star..'. -that it was not in fact her personal ambition! She did want to play music but where that would take her could never have been imagined at that stage.
Anyway I watch and listen with delight at her musical exploration & progress.
Thanks NZ on Screen for sharing this and I hope that you somehow un/recover the rest of this series that she presented all those years ago.

 
 Synthia

Synthia

lolson writes:

"From wannabe pop star to giant pretend hipster. See ya thin!"

lolson, ALL hipsters are "pretend". It's just what a person decides to be, that's all. All the people you think are hip, well....they weren't born that way. :)

So, she ended up being the pop star she wanted to be and now she's exploring beyond that...good for her. She's amazingly talented and a fine person indeed.

 
 Laurie

Laurie

shes so cute and cheerful, still looks the same today :) go lil kimbra! i wonder if she realised then how big a popstar she was gonna be one day

 
 Jazzy

Jazzy

How determined and focused is this little cutie .. go girl KIWI PRIDE!!!!

 
 Jody Winter

Jody Winter

So proud of you Kimbra! You deserve all of the wonderful things that are happening to you. Enjoy.

 
 Aaron

Aaron

Go GRAMMY GIRL Go

 
 Mark Kennedy

Mark Kennedy

After seeing her perform all grown up on the ARIAs last night, this is a delightful flashback to the girl who already knew the young woman she would become. Go Kiwi, go.

 
 Jatz

Jatz

"And it sounds so flash". She is so brilliant, even as a kid. Definitely one of my favourite artists.

 
 Nina

Nina

She already knew what she wanted to do! And she kept working hard to get where she is!! Such an inspiration xx

 
 Licquorice's Mum

Licquorice's Mum

Wow! How amazingly talented Kimbra was at 11 years old. She had an awesome voice with a beautiful tone for such a young girl! I love Kimbra! and she deserves all the success she has achieved and more!

 
 annabel

annabel

how big is she now??!!! and she keeps getting bigger everyday... how else can you explain that someone like me (someone from honduras, central america) got to listen her music a few months ago and cant stop replaying her album over and over again.
She's so talented and hopefully someday she'll conquer the music industry worldwide

 
 Vicky

Vicky

God, I remember watching this at the time on What Now?. She did a Atomic Kitten 'Whole Again' style music vid where she was filmed at double speed in some sort of dressing room with various costumes: "I'm doing this at double speed so I need to speed up my movements". NO. THE MOVEMENTS ARE MEANT TO BE SLOW. Still, she was only 11!

 
 SettleDownWithMeKimbra

SettleDownWithMeKimbra

Kept replaying 3:12 because she's so cheesy and full of energy "Well we didn't get to see the finished product BUT IT SOUNDED REALLY COOL AY???!" 8-D. Awesome video though, she'd probably cringe at watching it.

 
 shona  kenrick

shona kenrick

good on her, she's great!

 
 lolson

lolson

From wannabe pop star to giant pretend hipster. See ya thin!

 
 Donna Chisholm

Donna Chisholm

A reminder that overnight sensations take years to make. What a fabulous talent.

 
 Stephanie Lees

Stephanie Lees

Take a look at her progress the next year when she was 12. This film excerpt of workshops that were part of the NZ Music Commission musician mentoring programme , at Berkley Middle school 2002- and the kids here are playing the instruments, not adults...

http://nzmusic.org.nz/resources/education/kimbra-berkley-middle-school/

 
 Joe

Joe

Amazing even then at the tender age of 11

 
 Simon

Simon

Geoff Whiser haha so true

 
 Paul Ward

Paul Ward | website

To all those inquiring about the rest of the series: alas this appears to be the only clip from the series that survives in TVNZ's archive, so unless someone has recorded it at the time, the complete series is lost ... if you do have copies of the other clips in the series, please get in touch!: content@nzonscreen.com

 
 Lesley

Lesley

I wonder what Kimbra will thinks if she gets to look back at this clip of her young self. Kimbra, are you out there looking at this?

 
 John McCready

John McCready

Just terrific to view, thanks

 
 JC

JC

Awesome, thanks for sharing this. Would definitely like to see the others in the series too!

 
 Goeff Whiser

Goeff Whiser

lol. That was a crap beat

 
 Robyn Gallagher

Robyn Gallagher | website

This is brilliant! The full series of these clips needs to be online.

 
 Geoffrey Tompsett

Geoffrey Tompsett

Ha! Great find.
Wow even at 11 she was oozing talent.
What Now has been such an inspiration to kids over the year.
"Get out that lazy bed.." indeed

 

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