WATCH: Catriona Gray sings ‘Moon River’ for Miss World talent audition

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WATCH: Catriona Gray sings ‘Moon River’ for Miss World talent audition
Catriona makes it as one of the finalists in the talent competition

MANILA, Philippines – Miss World Philippines 2016 Catriona Gray has been named as one of the finalists in the Miss World talent portion, one of the activities held before the pageant’s December coronation night. 

The announcement was posted by the Miss World organization on its Facebook page. Aside from Catriona, delegates from other countries who made it to the finals of the talent portion are:

  • Chile – Violin
  • Cook Islands – Dance + Drum
  • Croatia – Singer
  • Czech Republic – Dance
  • Fiji – Bollywood Dance
  • Hungary – Acrobatic Gymnastic Dance
  • Latvia – Contemporary Dance 
  • Malta – Contemporary Dance 
  • Mongolia – Magic & Quick Change Artist 
  • Poland – Singer
  • Puerto Rico – Singer
  • Russia – Contemporary Ballet 
  • Scotland – Cheerleader/Gymnast
  • Serbia – Singer
  • Slovenia – Tango
  • South Africa – Singer
  • Ukraine – Piano & Dance
  • Canada – Piano
  • India – Traditional Dance
  • Ecuador – Singer


On Wednesday, November 30, Miss World uploaded an excerpt of Catriona’s audition, where she sang “Moon River.” 

The award-winning song by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer is a highlight of the iconic 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn. 

“I think I’ll be a little bit nervous right before my turn,” says Catriona in the clip. 

Music is one of Catriona’s first loves. She has a Master Certificate in Music Theory from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She is also an aspiring songwriter and has performed in concerts for the benefit of her charity called Paraiso Bright Beginnings Project.

Before heading to Washington for the Miss World finals, Catriona went to New York, where she visited the Philippine Consulate and spent some time with her good friend, Miss World 2014 Valerie Weigmann.




Catriona, who won the Miss World Philippines title last October 2, is competing for another win following the successful bid of Megan Young in 2013.

The coronation night is scheduled on December 18 in the US.–  


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