Teen’s talent hits a high note

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Georgia Carbone prepares to perform at this weekend’s Boyup Brook Country Music Festival.
Camera IconGeorgia Carbone prepares to perform at this weekend’s Boyup Brook Country Music Festival. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Finalists in the West Australian Country Music Awards for 2019 have been announced with a long list of talent hailing from across the region.

Fourteen-year-old Georgia Carbone, of Australind, was one of many finalists chosen to perform at this year’s Boyup Brook Country Music Festival.

Georgia was selected as a finalist in the category of Junior Vocalist of the Year and said she was thrilled when she found out she had been chosen.

“I was very excited and really happy and I’m just really excited to perform,” Georgia said.

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She has been singing for five years and has performed in front of crowds of no more than 30 people, but now she will take to the stage in front of thousands.

The teenager said although she was nervous, she was looking forward to the experience.

“I’m getting pretty nervous but I’m also a bit excited,” Georgia said.

Festival music director Sharon Winter said the awards, which were organised by the Country Music Club of Boyup Brook, highlighted the work of elite country artists in Western Australia and honoured the accomplishments of the industry’s rising stars.

“Past award winners have gone on to be a part of the CMAA Academy of Country Music, Star Maker, Australian Idol and Australia’s Got Talent as well as excelling in the country music scene in America,” Mrs Winter said.

All finalists will perform two songs each before being judged on their performances.

“The judges are experienced country music industry professionals from all over Australia and overseas and the calibre of the amazing talent that nominate for the awards attests to the success of this event.”

Winners in all categories will be named in Boyup Brook’s Music Park on Friday as part of the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival presented by LiveLighter.

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