This is the sixth year the City has run a music talent competition (formerly Festival of New Talent).
Contestants aged 12-24 years competed against each other in a series of three Heats and a Grand Final, which was held on Saturday 28 October to coincide with the Castaways 10 year celebration on the Rockingham foreshore.
Thirty-one entrants performed around the City over five weeks, with 13 finalists performing for the major prize of $2,500 cash and a press kit in the Grand Final.
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said performers were very professional this year: “These young performers have conquered their nerves to deliver some stunning performances this year.
“Artists performed covers of songs as well as original works from a wide range of genres including hip hop, contemporary, acoustic and pop.
“I was pretty impressed with the range and the high calibre of different performers this year. On behalf of the City I would like to acknowledge all of our hardworking entrants, and I would like to congratulate all the first, second and third place winners in the Junior and Senior divisions.”
“Well done everyone. This competition is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors, Act-Belong-Commit and the City’s Shopping Centres, Rockingham Centre, Stockland Baldivis and Warnbro Centre.
Congratulations to the 2017 Breakthrough Music Competition winners:
Junior Division (12-16ys)
- 1st: Persia Najafzadeh $1,000
- 2nd: Joel Braovich $500
- 3rd: Sally Pottinger: $250
Senior Division (17-24yrs)
- 1st: Feni (Brittany Fenwick): $2,500 +Press Kit (includes: promotional webpage, one day of recording, music video and photoshoot)
- 2nd: Danika (Danika Rodricks): $500 +One day of recording
- 3rd: VERBALIZE (Shane Newhill) $250 +Photoshoot
For more information visit castlerock.net.au/breakthrough or call 9529 2021.