Grafton group Mystyzah auditioning in Coffs Harbour for Australia's Got Talent.
Grafton group Mystyzah auditioning in Coffs Harbour for Australia's Got Talent. Rob Wright

Talent scouted for TV show

STANDING out from the crowd was the key at Australia’s Got Talent auditions in Coffs Harbour.

Just a handful of exceptional local acts will find out in February if they’re through to the next round of the hit Channel Seven series. The auditions at Opal Cove yesterday attracted around 130 separate acts.

The talent ranged from the exceptionally great, to the good, the bad and yes, well, the truly awkward.

Singer-songwriters, musicians, dance crews, beat boxers, cartoonists, comedians and even a cake decorator fronted the judges trying to get their big break.

“The great thing about this show is that it’s giving real Australians a chance to show what they can do,” Australia’s Got Talent executive producer Suzanne Mitchell said.

“You don’t have to be the next big singer or dancer, it’s just showing you are an individual whose got talent and can connect with a national television audience of 1.5 million people.

“Everyone we see has got a different skill and by auditioning you never know where it will take you. You just never know who’s watching.

“The trick is the audience or judges in an audition want to be surprised. They don’t want to know what’s coming next.

“Judging talent is a hard thing to do, we want to encourage everyone to keep being creative.

A cast of thousands will be narrowed down to 500 acts and from there only the very best will feature in next year’s series.



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