Brand New Star
Aspiring young singer/songwriter, Lili Crane, from Newcastle NSW, has been named as the 2018 Brand New Star.
The Grand Final was held on Friday 27 July at the Central Coast Leagues Club, and featured a total of eleven very talented finalists: Ash Hutchison, Daniel Twining, Emily Rigz, Finnian Johnson, Hannah Scarr, Joseph Arrua, Maddi Lyn, Shania Henerich, Taeya May, Tom Hamilton, and of course, Lili Crane.
Lili took home the first prize of $3,000, courtesy of Central Coast Leagues Club, and Finnian and Maddi won the one-on-one mentoring sessions with Gina Jeffries.
Congratulations to all of the finalists in this year’s contest and thank you once again to the contest sponsors, the Central Coast Leagues Club, The Greens The Entrance, Everglades Country Club and the Gina Jeffiries School of Performing Arts.
Since its inception, Brand New Star has discovered and fostered some amazing talent. Past winners have been:
Above: 2010 Brand new Star: Makaylie Foodie (Max Jackson).
Above: 2011 Brand New Star, Bryce Sainty
Above: 2012 Brand New Star, Emily Markham
Above: 2013 Brand New Star, Mitchell Murdock
Above: 2014 Brand New Star, Ash Sheehan
Above: 2015 Brand New Star, Angela Easson
Above: 2016 Brand New Star, Toby Wells
Above: 2017 Brand New Star, Molly Millington
Above: 2018 Brand New Star, Lili Crane.