MUSICIANS from all over Rockingham and Kwinana are set to converge on Baldivis Town Centre and Darius Wells Library as part of next Saturday’s Community Talent Show.
Solo artists, boy bands and karaoke stars are urged to sign up for the competition for their chance to win a share in $5000 worth of prizes.
Performers range in age from just four all the way up to 90, with the best six to headline the Baldivis Fair on November 5.
City of Rockingham councillor Matt Whitfield said it was a chance for the community to get out and witness a star in the making, if they were not the star themselves.
“It’s going to be an extravaganza… it is for anybody and everybody so we are encouraging people who are serious and those who just want to do the best they can,” he said.
“These things bring each other out of their shell, gets them talking, gets them laughing and gets them enjoying each others company.
“There’s 34,000 people living in Baldivis, I’d imagine there’s an up and coming superstar who will be here and I’m going to get their autograph on the day,” Cr Whitfield said.
Paul Weir of Castlerock Institute of Music, who have donated the prizes for the event, said he was confident of finding a potential star.
“I already know that there is heaps of talent in Rockingham and Kwinana, I just don’t know if they know it,” he said.
“There’s plenty of great talent that has come out of this place… I don’t think I’ll be surprised if I see some body that’s awesome.”
He said it was a chance for the winner and he runners up to really propel themselves into a career in music.
“What we’re offering is what every musician wants, it’s basically a video, a recording of a song and a photo shoot,” he said.
“The reason we’ve got behind this is because basically a lot of people give prizes but to share a $200 prize between five band members … it’s not what they really want – what they really want is recording and to take their career a step further.”
One of those hoping to land the prize is 14-year-old Sally Pottinger.
The country singer and guitarist said she was excited to be given a shot to jump up on stage and do what she loves.
“It shows enjoyment, getting everyone involved, it’s so much fun and it brings people together,” she said.
“Seeing everyone and seeing what they can do, it’s so cool and how you can improve what you sing.”
As for what she will perform, she said you would have to come along and see.
“It’s a secret, you can wait.”
The Community Talent Show will hit town centre of Baldivis on September 24 from 10am-12pm and the Darius Wells Centre in Kwinana from 2pm-4pm.
Registering prior to the event at baldivisfair.com.au.