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COUNTRY'S GOT TALENT

In order to provide recognition and incentive to amateur singers of Country Music the Canberra Country Blues & Roots Festival hosts the annual Country’s Got Talent Competition with heats and finals held in the national capital as a Festival highlight during the third weekend of November!



Entries are drawn from across Australia. Competition day is Sunday 16 November 2014. Eligible contestants are required to perform 2 songs in any of the sub-genres listed above with or without backing band accompaniment.

Judges are drawn from the media, events, recording and other music industry sectors. Judges rate contestants on presentation, vocal or instrumental ability, microphone technique, audience responsiveness and compatibility with the song selected. The Judges results are combined for an aggregated score ranking and are final. In the case of a draw, the winner will be decided by a count back. Judges comments may be made available to entrants upon request.

Country’s Got Talent Award Categories include:

  • Sub-Junior Female (12 years and under)
  • Sub-Junior Male (12 years and under)
  • Junior Female (13 - 17 years)
  • Junior Male (13 - 17 years)
  • Senior Female (18 years and over)
  • Senior Male (18 years and over)
  • Veterans (over 50 years)
  • Junior Gospel (13 - 17 years)
  • Senior Gospel (18 years and over)
  • Junior Heritage (traditional Australian 13 - 17 years)
  • Senior Heritage (traditional Australian 18 years and over)
  • Sub-Junior Duo or Group (12 years and under)
  • Junior Duo or Group (13 - 17 years)
  • Senior Duo or Group (18 years and over)
  • Open Instrumentalist
  • Best Performer (Overall Winner)

    What's up for grabs? Awards with the Best Performer receiving a recording session!

    Click here to Register Online


    Click here to Download Entry Form




    Click here to View Past Award Winners


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