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 Jeffreys.

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, the Gina Jeffreys School of Performing Arts and Simon Johnson from Hillbilly Hut Studios.