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Contestants range from 6 to 11 years

** MADELEINE ARTHUR **
(SA)

Madeleine Arthur (SA)

Madeleine has always loved singing. In the last 3 years she has become very active as a chorister and performer. She is a member of the Australian Youth Choir's Chamber Choir, the Pembroke Junior School Concert Choir and the Leanne Hoad Singing Studio, where she has been training for 2 years. She is also a member of Joni Combe's Theatre Bugs, which is a Performing Arts School for children, and recently performed with them in the musical "Peter Pan".

Madeleine's goal is to become a professional performer and to share her love of music with the world.

** DANITA WHETHERSTONE **
(NSW)

Danita Whetherstone (NSW)

Danita is 11 years old and has been studying singing for nearly 2 years. Recently she performed at the Gosford Chamber Music Society, at Fundraising Concerts, the Central Coast Eistedfod, performed solo for the Prime Minister as well as other talent quests and school performances. Danita also attended the State School Carp for talented singers and musicians.

Her ambitions are to complete a Degree in Music and Dance, and to become a well known singer/entertainer.

** KAITLIN LUDWIG **
(ACT)

Kaitlin Ludwig (ACT)

Kaitlin is 11 years old and has been singing for 10 months. She is currently in the cast of "Oliver", which is being co-produced by the ALPHA Theatre Company in conjunction with the Canberra School of Music. She has been studying keyboard for 3 years and dance for the past 4 years.

Her ambition is to pursue a career in performing arts.

** SALLY CHATFIELD **
(VIC)

Sally Chatfield (VIC)

Sally has been singing for 4 years, and ahs won at numerous Eistedfodds, popstar competitions, festivals and Christmas carols.

Sally sang at the Olympic Torch Relay in Bairnsdale, as well as the Traralgon Show.

Sally hopes to one day make singing her career.

** MAGDELEINE BUTLER **
(TAS)

Magdeleine Butler (TAS)

After 2 years of Kindermusic, Magdalene had a brief association with the Rosny Children's Choir. It soon became apparent that her talents were more suited to a career as a soloist rather than a choirist, and so she commenced singing lessons under Helen Bury (Vocara Studios, Hobart) in 1999 at the age of seven.

In the last 2 years Magdalene has won Gold in the City of Clarence Eistedfodd, as well as scoring two Merits, one of them in an Under 12 group. Magdelene sang "Silent Night" solo in the Sorell Carols by Candlelight. She sang at two Senior Citizens Concerts and has sung at various civic luncheons, as well as the national anthem at the official opening of Sorell Council.

In the Musical Theatre production of "All Aboard", Magdalene performed as both a choirist and soloist.

** HANNAH CLIFF **
(QLD)

Hannah Cliff (QLD)

Hannah is 11 years old. She has a passion for the performing arts and has been learning singing, speech, drama and dance for the past 8 years. During that time, she has participated in around 50 different eistedfodds and performed in 11 musical theatre productions. Her most recent role was that of the narrator in the Brisbane Junior Theatre production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat".

Hannah has had a number of major awards including Best Actress at the Ipswich Drama Festival this year, Adjudicator's Award at the Silkstone Vocal Eisteddfod this year, winner of the Quinquennial Special Competition at Ipswich Speech Eisteddfod last year, winner of the Wynnum Manly Vocal Award for highest mark in Musical Theatre for 3 years in a row.

Hannah aspires to be in a large professional musical theatre production and to do some modeling and film work.