Thursday, October 26, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Young Stars, Big Talent

The grand final of Young Whitsundays Got Talent took place in front of a crowd of over 400 people last weekend, the young stars performing heartfelt renditions of their favourite songs for an engaging afternoon of live entertainment.

Winners on the day were Gleezus, a band from Bowen who stood out from the rest when they chose to play an original song in the grand final.

In second place was the ever-popular Category 5 and coming in third place was the talented Damon Leary.

A total of seven soloists and seven bands performed on the afternoon and Organiser Paula Hovey said she was impressed by everyone involved.

“Absolutely super proud!” said Paula.

“They’re next level this year and every year they just seem to be getting better and better!”

The winners are being spoilt this year with a $1000 gift voucher thanks to Airlie Beach Music Centre, a $250 cash prize from Lola’s Bar and the opportunity to perform for one hour at Lola’s Bar.

They will also receive a back-stage experience at the Airlie Beach Festival of Music.

Paula said she would like to thank all the youngsters for their participation this year and that she is looking forward to growing the event in 2024 to include battle of the bands and all age groups.

A total of seven bands and seven soloists performed in the Young Whitsundays Got Talent Grand Final at Northerlies on Sunday. Photo credit: Rachael Smith  

Bowen band Gleezus were crowned winners on the day. Photo supplied

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