RISING STARS: Uncle Jed could win Australia’s Got Talent on Sunday.
RISING STARS: Uncle Jed could win Australia’s Got Talent on Sunday.

Coffs band in the frame for fame

EVERYONE on the Coffs Coast will be on the edge of their seats on Sunday night to see if a couple of former local lads can take out the grand final of Australia's Got Talent.

Three-piece band Uncle Jed has wowed the judges and audiences through to the biggest night of this year's show with their soulful renditions of songs like Pink's Just Give Me a Reason.

Former Nana Glen Primary students Danny and Shannon Stitt and their Sydney-raised cousin Laura have been thrust into the spotlight and the boys' mum, Linda Stitt, believes whatever happens on the show, the experience has been great for them.

"It's been pretty exciting because they've been playing music for a long time with gigs here and there," Linda said.

"This has really brought them into the spotlight, they might be able to give up their day jobs."

While she's hopeful her boys will win, she says any of the grand finalists have a chance.

"Pretty much anyone could win it, there's a lot of talented people," she said.

There's no shortage of support for Uncle Jed, with the boys' four siblings, three brothers and a sister, some of their biggest fans.

The family was in Sydney for last weekend's filming and return on Saturday to support the trio.

Danny and Shannon moved to Sydney in 2005 to follow their musical dream after collaborating with vocalist Laura long-distance for years. They released their first album in 2010 and their rise to stardom through Australia's Got Talent has been a launchpad that's triggered a string of sold-out performances.

Now they're part of the final 12 with the live decider on Channel 9 from 6.30pm.

To vote for Uncle Jed, SMS "UNCLE" to 199 888 99 or phone 1902 559 920.



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