​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​South East Re​​gional Final

Finalists for the South East region have been announced​.

Friday 21 July 2017

Seaworld Resort
Seaworld Drive, Main Beach​

Tickets on sale now!​

More information
Further event details will be provided in the coming months.

Direct all event enquiries to:
Deanne McInally, South East regional coordinator
Telephone: (07) 5656 6721
Email: deanne.mcinally@det.qld.gov.au


Master of Ceremonies


Simone Bennett-Smith

Simone Bennett-Smith has been creating beautiful interiors including corporate and personal events for a very elite and fortunate clientele for over fifteen years now.

Combining her unique sense of eclectic style and creative flare with over 25 years international industry experience as a television presenter, actor and columnist for news and lifestyle media, Simone is widely respected and sought after for her myriad of talents.



Elliena Escott

Elliena Escott is a 13-year old singer, musician, composer, actor and dancer. Her passion lies with orchestral music and she has been a member of the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra for four years. Concerts include Broadbeach Opera in the Park as well as The Open Conservatorium Brisbane State Honours Ensemble Program and The Old Museum Building in Brisbane with the Queensland Youth Symphony.

Elliena plays 11 different instruments as well as composing her own original songs including writing music scores for short student films. Elliena is also an entertainer in her own right, playing guitar and singing, starting out busking in Cavill Avenue and the Beachside Markets in Surfers Paradise when she was 11 years old.

Since then she has performed professionally at many community events including the recent Australian Tourism Expo, The Gold Coast Marathon, Bleach Festival, Kids Week Surfers Paradise, Blues on Broadbeach, Bond Uni Open Day, Buskers By The Creek and more.


Harry J Hart

Named one of 17 musicians to watch in 2017, 15-year old singer-songwriter Harry J Hart is developing a growing popularity.

Harry is excited about what the year has already delivered - the opportunity to open for Daniel Champagne, Adam Brand and Casey Barnes, establishing a mentoring relationship with Rick Price and releasing Acoustic Affections, a CD of favoured interpretations.

Busy writing songs, Harry hopes to be ready to record his first original album before Christmas. Harry is in Year 11 at the Music Industry College where he is studying a Diploma of Music Industry.



Since its conception in 2006, the Gold Coast band Vertigo has become a name synonymous with premium high-powered live entertainment.  

Prominent vocal harmonies built on a foundation of well-honed instrumental prowess deliver a one-two punch to set Vertigo apart from the everyday cover band. Versatility of styles include funk, reggae, dance and soul keep the dance floor full every performance. 

Continuing its reputation for free-spirited spontaneous performances, the Vertigo name has gained a loyal flow of popularity​ amongst the region's live music enthusiasts.

From a three-piece to an eight-piece and everything in between, Vertigo's vast repertoire of styles can take your wedding or corporate entertainment to dizzying heights. 

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Last updated
31 May 2017