Another Quest for Talent Success!

The Annual Jacaranda Festival Quest for Talent has once again proven the demand for opportunities to perform for our young up and coming performing artists. Performers from across south east Queensland gathered to showcase their talent, and the massive crowd on Friday night loved every minute of it.

Contestants love to enter the quest each year, gaining valuable experience on a professionally run stage, and getting great feedback from our judges each year on their performances.

New for 2019 was the introduction of the Instrumental category, an opportunity for instrumentalists to showcase their talents on piano, violin, guitar or any other instrument.

Judges Melissa Blacksell and Helen Pullar had a difficult time choosing the winners of each category, with everyone giving amazing performances and keeping the crowd entertained all Friday evening.

We’re pleased to announce that this years winners are;


  • 1st – Elly Rowbotham
  • 2nd – Elly and Milla Rowbotham
  • 3rd – Paris Grange


  • 1st – Ellery Blacksell
  • 2nd – Mercury Mozart

Junior Vocals

  • 1st – Hudson Bertram
  • 2nd – Little Miss Fleewee
  • 3rd – Bella-Maree Hartigan

Senior Vocals

  • 1st – Zali & Zane Emblen-Reeves
  • 2nd – Elly Rowbothan
  • 3rd – Nigel Lau

Original Song

  • 1st – The Kintones
  • 2nd – Bek Thornton
  • 3rd – Holly Rose



For further information or to arrange an interview contact:

Matthew Taylor                                                                    Melissa Blacksell
President, Goodna Jacaranda Festival
(M) 0419 688 266                                                                (M) 0409 284 366

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