Friday, May 10, 2013

The Urban Quest is on

Young singers will have the chance to win mentoring with Australian pop idol Mark Holden and country star Paul Costa when Mission Australia’s Urban Quest auditions get underway this weekend.

The Urban Quest auditions will be held in Palmerston on Saturday and Malak on Sunday, before heading south to Katherine and Alice Springs next week.

Now in its third year, Urban Quest aims to help young people build self-esteem and confidence through music.

Mission Australia Youth Services Manager Adrian McCann said it is important Urban Quest is a part of National Youth Week.

“In the last two National Survey of Young Australians, Territory kids have ranked school or study problems and body image among their top personal concerns,” Mr McCann said.

“Urban Quest not only helps improve self-confidence, but it also connects young people with their local community and help services we offer including Youth Connections. It’s a celebration of young people.”

Urban Quest is open to singers and groups aged from 10 to 19 years.

This year the competition will culminate with a free Finals Concert under the stars at the Darwin Waterfront on 6 July, where ten Urban Quest finalists will perform their best song on the night to win.

The Urban Quest Finals Concert will be judged by Mark Holden and Paul Costa, and feature guest performances by some of Darwin’s favourite young stars including Shiane Hawke.

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