By Cam Lucadou-Wells
Seventy singers, some as young as four and some a little more seasoned, have taken the stage for Star Search For a Cause auditions.
From the auditions, 20 contestants have been now chosen for heats at Arthur Wren Hall, Hampton Park on 16 July, ahead of the grand final at Fountain Gate in August.
Organiser Louise Berkelmans said strong performances had emerged from a variety of entertainers, including an opera singer, duos and trios.
Winners receive prize money, trophies, recording time but also help raise funds towards the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life.
Over the past nine years, it has raised more than $25,000 for cancer research.
“This year we’ve had a huge response with donations and crowds so far,“ Ms Berkelmans said.
“It’s going to be a hard job for the judges.”
Details: ‘Star Search for a Cause’ Facebook page.