Kirsten Jones sang Danny Boy in memory of her grandmother. Photo: LISA MINNERNERVOUS hopefuls lined Brisbane Street yesterday waiting for their chance to shine in front of Australia’s Got Talent producers at the Dubbo RSL.
Into the show’s seventh series, Freemantle Media producer, Paul Riggio, said the crew were hoping to find a broad range of talent in the central west.
Halfway through their hunt for talent, Dubbo is the seventh city the cast have visited.
“We love coming to regional Australia just because of the colourful characters,” he said.
“If we can find a really unique act that represents what it is to be Australian that would be great because the show is really about anyone doing anything of any age.”
Mr Riggio said it didn’t matter what you did or how you did it, Australia’s Got Talent wanted to see it.
Dancers, magicians, singers and even a man who sheared sheep blind-folded had auditioned for the show.
Mr Riggio said he had noticed country folk tended to hang on to some traditional aspects of Aussie culture he believed city dwellers had lost.
He was quick to add that anyone who missed out on the auditions yesterday had not missed out all together.
“People can send in videos through our online submissions too,” Mr Riggio said.
Those who auditioned yesterday and got a thumbs-up were selected to go through to audition for the judges later in June.
Fifteen-year-old Jarrod Eisel was ready for the judges and armed with a unicycle and other circus props. Jarrod said he had been involved with Circus West for five years and had auditioned for Australia’s Got Talent three years ago.
“Last time I got a no,” he said.
“This time I’m juggling clubs and balls, I have my unicycle and I’m playing a diabolo,
“If they say yes, I’ll chuck a party!”
Kirsten Jones travelled all the way from Bathurst to sing for the judges. Danny Boy was her song of choice.
She said the song was very special to her because of her grandmother, who was an inspiration to her, had passed away two weeks ago.
“She’s always been there for me and supported me along so I’m doing this for her,” she said.
Seventeen-year-old birthday boy Christopher Perring from Mudgee came to dance. He said he had been honing his skills for the last three years.
Hip-hop, jazz, contemporary and ballet were some of the genres he was trained in.
“I’m trying a new style today; a mix of animation and hip-hop.”
“I would like to continue with dance in the future or basketball.”
Christopher said he felt living in a country town posed no problem as far as opportunity or access to dance classes.
“I have a great teacher,” he said.
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Jarrod Eisel wowed the judges with his circus skills. Photo: LISA MINNER
Christopher Perring dances hip-hop. Photo: LISA MINNER
Alyssa Lambert warming up. Photo: AMY McINTYRE
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