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After relocating to the U.S.A. in 2001, by way of Houston, Dilana arrived in L.A. in 2006 and auditioned to compete on TV’s “Rock Star Supernova.” Quoted in the Hollywood Press, “The moment she stepped on the Mayan Theatre stage for Episode 1 and performed ‘Lithium,’ Dilana instantly became the show’s frontrunner.” Her powerful vocals and commanding stage presence amassed legions of new fans from around the world. That acclaim inspired Dilana to further pursue her musical passions with characteristic tenacity.

Dilana has performed with rock’s biggest legends including Tommy Lee and Mick Mars (Mötley Crue), Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), Gilby Clark (Guns N’ Roses), Adrian Young (No Doubt), DJ Ashba (SIXX AM), John 5 (Marilyn Manson) and many others. In 2007, she won over the masses with opening slot performances for Aerosmith and Beth Hart. She launched two solo tours spanning North America and Western Europe that both consistently sold out and earned stellar reviews in the press and in 2009, Dilana ended a third successful year performing by touring her native South Africa.

Following the release of seven singles, Dilana spent much of 2008 in the studio. In November 2009, she unleashed the album Inside Out, featuring 12 original tracks and her first full-length album in nine years. As new opportunities presented themselves, Dilana jumped at the chance to venture into film acting. The singer/songwriter won the BEST ACTRESS award as well as the BEST MUSIC award at the Action On Film International Film Festival for the 9 songs she co-wrote with Erik Eldenius (current drummer for Billy Idol) and performed in the rock drama: Angel Camouflaged.

During her wide-ranging world touring, Dilana performed in Afghanistan for the troops in 2009 and 2010. She was a part of the Go Army Concert Series tour in August 2011, sharing the stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Doobie Brothers as well as touring Holland, South Africa, and across the USA.

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