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WINNER: Young Kelli Scott of Mareeba was awarded the 2019 CMAA scholarship.

TALENT was on show over the weekend with the annual FNQ Country Music Festival featuring an exciting and talented mix of the ages who sang old classics and modern tunes for all to enjoy.

Hosted by the Walkamin Country Music Club and held at the Mareeba Rodeo Grounds, hundreds flocked to the event over the three days to enjoy all the festival had to offer.

The Talent Quest, which ran from Friday to Sunday, unearthed the very best artists from across the region. After three days of singing local Mareeba artist Kelli Scott received the 2019 Country Music Australia Academy (CMAA) scholarship award.

Kelly will now head to Tamworth in July next year to work with the best of the best in the industry in a series of workshops and gain valuable experience in the country music industry.

Other overall category winners at Sunday’s final were – Juvenile Karlee Searle from Charters Towers, Junior Bella McKenzie from Mackay and the open section was won by Lavina Steward from Townsville.

An encouragement award went to Travis Searle and the Henderson Family ‘Spirit of the Festival’ went to Blain Woodard.

The talent coming through the festival each and every year is inspiring to see.

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