Tal­ent ca­reers take off

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‘‘ While I’m in Amer­ica I’m go­ing to be writ­ing (songs for a sec­ond al­bum) with some re­ally great writ­ers who have writ­ten some re­ally big hits, so I’m re­ally ex­cited about that,’’ Vid­gen says.

Com­ing sec­ond on Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent hasn’t hurt il­lu­sion­ist Cosentino (be­low, right). ‘‘ I had done it hard (be­fore ap­pear­ing on the show) and now I’m per­form­ing in three dif­fer­ent states each week,’’ Cosentino says.

‘‘ En­dorse­ment of­fers are com­ing in, I’ve got a national tour com­ing up next year, I’m in talks for my own TV show, and there is a lot of in­ter­na­tional in­ter­est.’’

The over­seas in­ter­est in Vid­gen and Cosentino is a marker of how much Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent has changed since it de­buted in 2007. Back then, the judges were Dan­nii Minogue, Red Sy­mons and Tom Burlin­son and the con­tes­tants were mostly Red Faces-style nov­elty acts. Last year, Seven re­placed Sy­mons and Burlin­son with Kyle Sandi­lands and Brian Mc­Fad­den and the show went up a notch in the rat­ings.

The 2010 win­ners, hip-hop group Jus­tice Crew, have since re­leased two plat­inum sin­gles.

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