Talent show and X Factor winner comes to Ararat

Posted Monday 25 June, 04:52pm

Fast Track Talent Showcases are coming to Ararat and bringing with them, Australian singing sensation Isaiah Firebrace.

In the past few years, the talented young singer has transformed from a small town performer with big dreams, to one of Australia’s most successful artists.

Along the way, Isaiah has won season 8 of X Factor and represented Australia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in the Top 10.

Hailing from Moama, Isaiah knows what it’s like trying to pursue your dream in a rural town.

“I loved growing up in country NSW and being so close to my family and friends, but there weren’t that many opportunities for singing or performing,” he said.

“Even though small town communities are so supportive, I knew I’d have to find another way to get myself known.”

“I was discovered through Fast Track when they visited a rural town. You actually never know who you’re going to meet, or what amazing opportunities might come your way.

“I’m encouraging anyone who enjoys performing on stage to come along and entertain us.”

Isaiah and the Fast Track program will be the first opportunity the Ararat community to see the recently refurbished Town Hall as a part of Community Preview Weekend.

Other performances across the preview weekend will be announced in July.

Visit www.ararat.vic.gov.au/townhall for further details.

Fast Track Showcase Schedule:

Friday, August 3 Fast Track Program (free entry for contestants and audience)

4pm: Registration of artists

6pm-10pm: Fast Track program heats – 4 winners announced from heats

Saturday, August 4 Workshop & Isaiah Live in Concert (audience tickets $15/25 on Try Booking)

2pm-3:30pm: All contestants from Fast Track will be involved in a workshop which Isaiah and a facilitator will conduct

5pm-6pm: The 4 winners from Fast Track will perform in a curtain raiser

6:30pm-8pm: Isaiah Live In Concert 

8-8.30pm: Isaiah meet & greet and autograph signing opportunities