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14 April, 2022

Jack’s talent leads to win

DANCERS, singers, musicians and performers came together recently, going head-to-head in the Atherton Show Society’s first ever Talent Quest.

Mareeba singer and musician Jack Fealy won the Atherton Show Society’s Talent Quest.
Mareeba singer and musician Jack Fealy won the Atherton Show Society’s Talent Quest.

Mareeba local singer and musician Jack Fealy took out the overall competition, followed by runners up Stevie De Lai and Kat Hunter. 

This is Jack’s second time ever performing solo and although filled to the brim with nerves, he was able to pull off an outstanding performance. 

It took him a little while to give in to the idea of a Talent Quest, but in the end Jack believed it was worth all the eff ort. 

“I first heard about the Talent Quest from my mum, and to be honest I was pretty sceptical about the whole thing I’d only ever performed once before, at the school’s variety show last year, and a Talent Quest with real prizes seemed a little daunting,” he said. 

“I performed two songs onstage, just myself and my guitar. They were two songs I love and know well, which I think helped to alleviate some of the nerves I had going up on stage.” 

Although Jack’s nerves were front and centre throughout the performance, he left the judges in awe and was crowned the overall winner. 

The news was humbling to Jack, saying it took awhile to process the whole thing. 

“Winning is always an incredible feeling, but to be honest with you, those moments between the nervous foot tapping beforehand and walking off stage with the award in hand were just a complete blur,” he said. 

“I don’t think any of it actually set in until a full day after, and by then it felt bittersweet. 

“I feel so thankful to have won, but there were so many talented people up on that stage that night it’s hard to feel like I deserved it more than any of the others.” 

Jack received a trophy, $350, a recording session valued up to $440 with Purple Sound Studio donated by the Lang Family, the show society and Purple Sound Studio, a photo session with Azure Photography, $100 learning sessions and a $50 Salt House voucher.


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