Lo­cal tal­ent lights up the stage at Banjo’s

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

AIR­LIE Beach had a taste of its very own ver­sion of Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent as the hottest up-and-com­ing per­for­mance artists from across the Whit­sun­days hit the stage of Banjo’s Bar and Bistro on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Tal­ented in­di­vid­u­als and team groups of all ages were lin­ing up for their chance to show off their skills in front of spe­cial guest judges Jac­qui Kerr and Karen Rix.

Co-owner of Banjo’s Bar and Bistro Joanne Cut­ler said the first heat was a huge suc­cess with 24 con­tes­tants per­form­ing in the Air­lie’s Got Tal­ent event.

“We had a lot of young kids and teenagers en­ter­ing in heat one and it was the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for them to build up their courage,” she said.

Event or­gan­iser Tame Eria said all con­tes­tants would have the op­por­tu­nity to per­form again in the heat two of the com­pe­ti­tion which would be held on the week­end fol­low­ing the Whit­sun­day Reef Fes­ti­val.

Heat two is open to any mu­si­cal act, dance rou­tine, pup­pet show, magic show, com­edy act or quirky, bizarre tal­ent of any kind and will kick off at 2pm on Satur­day, Au­gust 24. Mrs Cut­ler said con­tes­tants now had a cou­ple of weeks to fine tune their skills be­fore they go up against some stiff com­pe­ti­tion in heat two.

“We had a lot of re­ally tal­ented dancers, singers, guitarists, rap­pers and even a com­edy act per­form and there has al­ready been a num­ber of new con­tes­tants reg­is­ter­ing for heat two so it is promis­ing to be a very good show,” she said.

Air­lie’s Got Tal­ent is free to en­ter and new con­tes­tants are en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter in per­son for heat two at Banjo’s Bar and Bistro.

YOUNG GUN: Jake Mas­son wowed the au­di­ence with a bril­liant solo acous­tic per­for­mance on his ukulele of Bruno Mars smash hit Count on Me at the Air­lie's Got Tal­ent event at Banjo's on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

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