Fraser Coast Talent Time - Our Kate Won!

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Maryborough recently hosted the Fraser Coast Talent Time competition,  which was open to all local acts. There were many entries from across the region including comedians, dancers, and entertainment, dominated by many vocal entries ranging from Choir groups, Duo's and Solo singers. The event was run with COVID-19 safety plans at a ticketed event last month, and the 14 Semi-finalists were matched across 4 heats in the afternoon with the final acts returning later that evening to compete for the win.
The artistic Kate Bensted sang her way to the top of the competition with her emotional rendition of 'She used to be mine' from the Musical "The Waitress". She competed on the talent quest stage against 5 current student peers and 5 past students of St Mary's College who have all been involved in the musical programs unique to the College. 
Kate's dedication to singing is encouraged as part of the St Mary's College vocal music program, the only one in the region. Kate and her peers were all encouraged to enter the Talent Time competition as part of their performance portfolio and quest to gain stage experience by music teacher Mrs Tracy Wright who was herself a member of the competing Maryborough show choir.
Advocating for music in this modern and fast paced era Mrs Wright has encouraged the students to join such projects as the Virtual Choir Project, the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University State Honours Ensemble Program, and regularly organises community performances in this region. A number of vocalists including Kate were also featured in the St Mary's Twenty20 art exhibition which embraced technology and went Virtual this year amongst the pandemic restrictions.
Kate had chosen the winning composition, in her own words "after watching the musical and feeling connected to the song". She is a member of the Musical Club and enjoys individual singing lessons whilst still at school. She is looking forward to the Talent Time competition continuing in future years as she said "It was a great experience and we all had a lot of fun"
Winners – 
First Place. Kate Bensted 
Second. Finn Meredith 
Third. Emma Newman 
Fourth. Natalie and Anna Dance Duo
Maryborough show choir
Natalie and Anna Dance Duo
Emma Newman
Danielle Muza
Kate Bensted
Finn Meredith
Alex Kunst & Chloe Wright

Semi Finalists
Patrick Hagan Soloist
Maryborough Show Choir
Alex Kunst & Chloe Wright Duo
Emma Newman Soloist

Check out how many of our talented students made it through to the semi-finals of Fraser Talent Time...

Blake Wright, Anneka Haman, Chelsea Campbell​, Kate Bensted, Dani Muza, Patrick Hagan​