BIG DAY: High stakes on the line at the audition of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ yesterday morning.
BIG DAY: High stakes on the line at the audition of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ yesterday morning. Trevor Veale

Talent on show at auditions for hit reality show

THERE were a lot of nervous bellies at Opal Cove Resort yesterday prior to auditions for Australia's Got Talent.

People of all ages pushed their bodies and vocal cords to the extreme.

There were dancers, musicians, mentalists and a whole array of other skill-sets at hand, all primed to make an impression on the judging panel consisting of Brian McFadden, Dannii Minogue and Kyle Sandilands.

Blues guitar player Tim Everrat, who is one half of a local blues outfit Mojo Bluesmen, decided to give the reality TV show a go when they were recommended to enter by people at some of their shows.

They have also have played at some notable venues over a playing career spanning 10 years.

"We've got a lot of people come up to us and say 'you should try out for Australia's Got Talent' so we thought it might be a good idea to give it a go," Mr Everrat said.

"We've done a few gigs around the local place. We played at the Byron Bay BluesFest, Splendour in the Grass and gone to America a few times."

Bellingen was also represented by a young duo consisting of Shantaya, 17, and Joe, 18.

Both were excited about the prospect of seeing how far the talent show could take them. 

"We are a musical duo, and have been playing for about three years," they said.

"We do folk-pop, and a little bit of rock that is tamed down when we play it.

"If we go through to the next round and finish it on a high, we would like to get some solid recording under our belt, write some originals, travel around a little and perform as much as we can everywhere."



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