Miranda Murphy

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Miranda Murphy is a pop music singer from Perth, Western Australia who was the runner-up of the 2004 series of Popstars Live.

On 12 July 2004, her debut single, "That Girl" was released, and in the music video, she dresses up as Britney Spears, Madonna, Avril Lavigne, Kylie Minogue and Christina Aguilera. "That Girl" debuted in the top 20 on the Australian singles charts on 22 July 2004.

She also appeared on the 2004 Popstars Live album Popstars Live: The Finalists, performing "Killing Me Softly" as well as being part of the group single "Stand Up Next to Me". She is currently recording a debut album.

Following her success in the reality television program, she was inundated with interview commitments, and, sadly, displayed her ineptitude with simple, popular concepts and base-level humour. For example, in one interview with a popular Australian music program, she said "it took me like six months to figure it out!" referring to the groan inducing, humour staple "A man walked into a bar. Ouch!"

After an unusually lenghty hiatus from the Australian, or indeed, any music scene, and a general lack of activity, it is widely suspected she has been dropped, or at least de-prioritized, by her record company, due to poor record sales, and a national declining interest in "bubblegum pop" products of talent quest programs.

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