“Tonga’s only wealth is a word of thank-you” (Ko e koloa ‘a Tonga ko e fakamālō) a Tongan saying given to express importance of supporters to competitors and for competitors to specially say it as a way of giving them their deepest gratitude.
Miss Murphy, the Tongan performer who became top in one of the Australian biggest entertainment show, The Voice 2013, thanked her fans for their on-going supports and encouragement despite being out of the competition to night.
“I would like to thank everyone for the love and support you have given me. This has been a life changing time for me and your love and support has given me so much. Thankyou for sharing with me and letting me sing to you. Thankyou to the voice and to Ricky. I am so fortunate to be a part of this show! XOXOX,” she posted on twitter.
Miss Murphy (31) lastly took to the stage for Team Ricky with the song 'You've Really Got A Hold On me' by Smokey Robinson.
Her real name is Karen Andrews and her mother is Tongan. Ms Andrews drew her inspiration from her “big Polynesian family where music was everywhere and I've just always loved to sing,” she told Illawarra Mercury website
"My parents worked hard to provide for me and my three brothers, and they saw singing was important to me and made sure they gave me every chance to pursue it," she said.
"From the age of 14 to 16 I had the opportunity to be part of the Wollongong Conservatorium's youth choir and I learnt a lot there and it was great to be among other students who loved to sing too," she told the website.
Ms Andrews followed 16-year-old Tongan Fatai Veamatahau, known as Fatai V who contested The Voice 2012.