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Megan Dhalai is a 20-year-old, up-and-coming musician from Hebburn. Specialising in pop and r&b sounds she will be appearing at the O2 Academy Two on Friday 19th April. Before that, we asked her some questions to get to know her a little better.

So, tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
My name is Megan Dhalai, from Hebburn, and I’ve recently turned 20-years-old. Presently I am a music student at Newcastle College studying the BMus Popular Music Performance degree which I’m in my second year.
I began writing music when I was 10, singing since I was at primary school, and started gigging aged 16 when I was at college.

What’s the first record you ever bought?
The first record I got was a Girls Aloud album which my mum bought me when I was younger.

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
I’m obsessed with ABBA, I really love them, their music, and think they’re great.

Favourite film of all time?
I love the film, Dear John, but that’s because it has a certain Channing Tatum in it.

Your guilty pleasure film?
That has to be Finding Nemo; I queued up to see the film when it was first released and we always put it on Christmas Eve.

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?
Although my mum says the Waking Dead, I’d have to go with Pretty Little Liars. It’s really gripping and I’ve probably watched it all about ten times now, at least, and there’s eight seasons of it.

Your favourite book?
The only books I really read are music biographies so I’d have to go with Michael Jackson’s where he talks about his career, his music – I recently produced an assignment on it for college so I’m hoping for a good grade.

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
The TV series, Friends, which makes me crack up.

Who or what makes you sad?
Honestly, my mum telling me that Subway had stopped doing my favourite sandwich, I was actually gutted and it really upset me.

If you had super power, what would it be?
I’d want to be all-powerful, why, so I could do anything at all without being questioned about it.

And finally, you get to play a board game with any three famous people from history, who do you choose and what’s the board game?
I don’t really play board games so it would have to be Monopoly, it’s the only one I’ve really played. As for three famous people, I’d say Michael Jackson, Zac Effron and Camila Cabello.

Megan Dhalai appears at the O2 Academy Two on April 19 with support from Sam Gibson, Sophie G and Keiran Bowe.

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