Voices raised to the best of their ability: Ability Idol

Ben Cox won a grant from the City of Melville for Ability Idol. Picture: Matt Jelonek         d444988
Ben Cox won a grant from the City of Melville for Ability Idol. Picture: Matt Jelonek        d444988

REGISTRATIONS are now open for Ability Idol, a project giving people with disability the chance to sing their favourite song on stage.

Ability Idol will give contestants the chance to perform in front of a live audience in the picturesque setting of Kadidjiny Park in Melville.

Supported by a $10,000 grant from the City of Melville Robin Hood Project, Ability Idol is the brainchild of Activ employee Ben Cox.

For Ben, Ability Idol is a personal mission.

Currently working at Activ, Ben dreams to be an event organiser. Ability Idol will give him the chance pursue his passion and also help others with a disability achieve their own dreams.

“Many people living with disability love music and love performing but don’t get the chance to show their gifts and talents,” Ben said.

“It gives people living with a disability a chance to perform in front of a live audience, which is great.

“I’m really excited to bring Ability Idol to life and hope that by taking part, people with disability will get the chance to achieve their own dreams.”

Registrations close on Friday, December 11.

To enter, budding performers need to submit an online video of their performance, with the top six finalists selected to perform in the open air concert at Kadidjiny Park on Saturday, February 27.

For more information and to download an entry form, visit www.abilityidol.com