After battling it out in the auditions, two finalists from each section have been selected to represent their country music club striving to win their section and hoping for a place in the prestigious Entertainer of the Year 2020.
Sections include country rock, country solo, country gospel, open duo/group, open western, open NZ country song and open country songwriter.
Age categories include Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Veteran and the overall winner in each of these sections will go through to Entertainer of the Year 2020 along with the winner of the open songwriter section.
We are extremely excited to have the very talented and well respected band Pure Dixie to back our contestants along with a professional sound technician to ensure that everyone is able to meet their full singing/performance potential on the day! The Globe Theatre is an excellent venue and you will not be disappointed with the professionalism of this show!
Not only will you be wowed by top country performers from all over New Zealand and a legendary band as part of the competition, but we will also have the talented Ainslie Allen as a guest judge and performer on the day.
New Zealand Entertainer of the Year 2018 Ainslie Allen is no stranger to the entertainment world. From her beginnings on McDonald's Young Entertainers, Ainslie has etched out an amazing career as an independent country music artist.
From entertaining New Zealand and Australian troops in East Timor, to singing the National Anthem for the All Blacks, Silverferns, South Africa's Springboks, the Wallabies, and French rugby teams, to touring Hawaii with John Rowles and Elvis Presley's TCB band, and performing before a crowd of 250,000 at NZ's biggest outdoor concert, Ainslie has some extraordinary experiences under her belt.
What a great and inexpensive way to spend your afternoon. Approximately four hours of top quality country music with top awards backing band Pure Dixie and special guest Ainslie Allen. Don't miss out as tickets are limited.