Dunsborough X Factor event part of Arts Festival

Suzanne AstonBusselton Dunsborough Times
Previous entrants to the Arts Festival X Factor
Camera IconPrevious entrants to the Arts Festival X Factor Credit: Supplied

The Dunsborough and District Progress Association is preparing for the 2024 Arts Festival with an appeal for local young talent.

As part of the 2024 festival, the DDPA is hosting its popular The X Factor-style talent competition.

The DDPA version of the talent show has been running for more than 10 years and the format has remained the same for this year.

The event provides a safe and supportive but professional space for young people to perform, where Lisa Knight and the backstage crew are always on hand to provide encouragement.

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Over the years there have been some memorable acts, including a band of young boys who all played the guitar with one hand.

From this group of young men, one is now an actor, one an opera singer and the other a musician with a sound studio in Perth.

Scarlett Scerri is also always a performer to watch, a soloist who has a lot of presence on stage and a beautiful voice.

This year monetary prizes from $50 to $150 for the winners are available.

Each entrant is allocated three minutes for their performance, which can include can dancing, acting, singing, music or comedy.

Anyone between seven and 18 years of age who lives in Dunsborough, Eagle Bay or Yallingup is invited to attend.

The entrance fee is $10, which goes towards supporting the event and covering the cost of the infrastructure required to host the competition.

The prize money is fully sponsored with the first prize of $150 donated by Catie Shepherd, of the Dunsborough Dance School.

Second prize of $100 is donated by the Phoenix Insurance Brokers and the third prize of $50 is is donated by Merchant & Maker

Terms and conditions and application forms are available on the DDPA website.

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