Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Top End talent hunt begins

Top End talent hunt begins

The hunt for the Top End’s best young talent will get underway today with the heats of Mission Australia’s Urban Quest.

Urban Quest kicks off at schools across Palmerston and Tiwi Islands at 3:30pm for artists under 19 years across vocal, street, rap and beatboxing categories. 

The competition will raise much needed funds for Mission Australia to develop accommodation for homeless young Territorians.

The heats are the first step for contestants vying for a spot in the Urban Quest Finals Concert, which opens National Youth Week in Darwin.

Australian pop idols Mark Holden and Deni Hines will team up with local celebrity radio host Amanda Pernechele to judge the Finals Concert on 2 April at the Darwin Entertainment Centre.  

Ten acts will go through to the finals concert and experience a workshop with Holden ahead of the big night. 

The concert includes a guest performance by Deni Hines and local hip hop group DT3.

Competition details:

·         9 March heats at Tiwi Island College, Sanderson Middle School, Palmerston Library at 3:30pm

·         10 March heats at CDU Training Centre, Katherine at 3:30pm

·         11 March heats at Maningrida Community

·         19 March heats at Malak Theatre, Palmerston Library and Browns Mart Theatre at 2pm

·         29 March semi finals at Casuarina Square at 3:30pm

·         2 April Urban Quest Finals Concert at Darwin Entertainment Centre at 7pm

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