A stepping stone to stardom

May 10, 2017

Isaiah Firebrace singing at the Mulwala Water Ski Club’s Got Talent four years ago.

Amanuael Visser took out first prize last year.

Zenya Carmelotti has been a finalist in the talent competition and now has a regular gig on the iconic Aussie television soapie Neighbours.

Winner of the 2015 competition, Anthony Lucas has gone on to perform in the US and is now a professional singer.

The Mulwala Water Ski Club’s Got Talent is the premier talent competition in Victoria and NSW with its reputation of picking winners who have gone onto national and international stardom unsurpassed.

The first heat will be held on Sunday, June 4 with the grand final on Sunday, June 18 and with a first prize of $5,000 and entry spots filling fast, there is still time to enter.

So if you can belt out a tune or your act is unique, quirky, funny or just plain bizarre this could be your stepping stone to international stardom.

Former finalist Isaiah Firebrace stepped onto the stage four years ago, a nervous 14 year old with a passion for singing who just wanted to make his dad proud.

Even though he didn’t take out first prize, Isaiah heeded the judge’s advice, continuing to practice and perform, and now in 2017, after winning X Factor last year, is Australia’s contestant in Eurovision.

Last year’s winner Amanuael Visser could not praise the competition enough saying it was a “great experience”.

“I really enjoyed performing and it is great for building confidence,” Amanuael said.

“You can really tell the audience enjoys the competition as well, they clap along and get involved in every performance.”

Amanuael was approached by the ABC at a recent festival to do a documentary on his musical journey which will be aired at the end of the year.

Amanuael has recorded four original songs and is working with his coach in the US to have them mastered ready for release by mid-year.

Another success story is Anthony Lucas, the 2015 winner, who has performed around Australia and the US and is now a professional singer.

He has signed to Indasoul Records in Los Angeles and will return to the United States in July to record some original material with the label.

“The Mulwala Water Ski Club’s Got Talent gave me the opportunity to showcase my talent to many people from many areas and not only exposed me as an artist but even strengthened my confidence,” Anthony told the Yarrawonga Chronicle.  

“Winning the show was so unexpected and at the same time was the greatest thing ever.  

“I came to the competition not expecting to win and was stoked to hear that I did in fact win.

“I have been booked to perform as a guest artist at this year’s talent show season and I look forward to seeing everyone and seeing new talent shine on the stage.”

CEO Peter Duncan said the Mulwala Water Ski Club was proud to continue its support of local and regional up and coming stars and again is offering $5,000 for first prize as well as a raft of other prizes.

“This event provides confidence, inspiration and opportunity in a family friendly environment,” Peter said.

“For us as a club to be able to give this opportunity to further develop and promote our contestants is another form of our commitment to provide and nurture entertainment in the area.”

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