The Talent Quest kicked off in 2016 and is now into its eighth year! This is vocal competition open to any style of music, for any amateur singers who can make it to the heats and finals at Riverbend Youth Centre, 358 Trowutta Road, Scotchtown, Tasmania, (Just on the outskirts of Smithton Tasmania).
There are two categories - 16 and Under and Open section (17 and over). There are cash prizes for the winners and runners-up in both categories.
As this is a singing competition, you can do one of the following:
- sing by yourself
- play an instrument or use a backing track
- have one other person accompany you (they are not judged)
- enter as a duo (both of you are judged), and use instruments or a backing track
- perform a cover or an original song
- perform any style of music that works for you
Again this year, the heats and finals will be on Wednesday night.
16 and under, will perform one song each, the performances will be judged, and then the winners will be announced.
In the heats of the Open Section, competitors will be randomly placed in order of performance. After the performances of each act, the judges will select finalists who will go forward to the finals round.
The finals will be held immediately after the heats on the same night. The finalists will perform again, and the judges will award first and second places. If possible, finalists should aim to perform a different song to make sure they have the best chance to impress the judges.
Prizes will be presented on the night.
The winners of both the Under 16 and Open categories will be invited to perform on stage on the Thursday Night.
The Open winner, will be invited to perform on the main stage of the 2025 Devil Country Muster.
The entry form for the competition is at the bottom of this page, and should be submitted by 31st January 2024.
You can enter the Talent Quest as many times as you like annually, until you are a successful category winner. At that stage you are an artist, you don't need our Talent Quest!
Previous winners are:
Under 16 - Emily Tuffnell
Open - Judy Bonney
Under 16 - Taylor Dixon
Open - Amy Pegg
Under 16 - Jemma Barnard
Open - Mason Waller
Under 16 - Breah Guest & Amy Spinks (vocal and piano)
Open - Rominy Shackcloth
Under 16 - Shayla Guest
Open - Breah Guest
2021 - Mini-Muster - No Talent Quest
2022 - Muster cancelled due to Covid-19.
Open - Dakota Plummer
Open Category (17 and Over) - First Prize $200.00 Runner-Up $50.00
16 & Under Category - First Prize $150.00 Runner Up $50.00
(All four winning acts each receive one complementary ticket to Friday Night and Saturday shows)
Welcome aboard! Fill in the form below and we will check your eligibility for the competition. If everything is OK, we will be in contact with you to reserve your spot in the first heats. Good luck!