Cyrus confirmed for Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase

Former X Factor winner Cyrus will appear as the guest celebrity at the 2018 Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase this 28 April.

Burdekin Shire Youth Council this week opened registrations for the Burdekin’s largest talent competition, calling all singers, dancers, groups, musicians, comedians and dance troupes to put their talent on display.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin congratulated the Youth Council on securing Cyrus as a guest judge, mentor and performer.

“Cyrus, who won the X Factor grand final in 2015 before releasing his debut album, will be part of the Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase industry workshops, a guest judge at the Final Showcase and will perform a mini concert,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Not only will we have Cyrus, but we will have talent managers in town and more than $2,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs.

“Registrations are now open. If you have a talent, get your registrations in now.”

The Fast Track Talent Showcase will be held at the Burdekin Theatre on Saturday 28 April, with heats from 11am and the Final Showcase at 7pm.

Cr McLaughlin said as well as the opportunity to win cash and prizes, participants would have the chance to perform in front of talent industry managers.

“The Fast Track team is always blown away by the level of talent that we have here in the Burdekin and I am sure this year will be no exception,” she said.

Cr McLaughlin said the Burdekin Shire Youth Council played a key role in running the annual Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase.

Last year’s event was awarded the Community Event of the Year at the 2018 Burdekin Shire Australia Day Awards.

“We have some new Youth Council members on board this year and they’re very excited to take on this challenge,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“Throughout the year, the Youth Council communicates and liaises with the community; represents youth; and organises a wide range of projects and events in order to improve the status of all young people in the Shire.”

2017 Youth Mayor Tayla McKaig said the Youth Council was a great way for young people to be involved in the community.

“We have helped at many fun events, like the Burdekin Water Festival and Fast Track,” she said.

“We have also been involved in serious issues like the Relay for Life and Anti-Poverty Week where we collected items for those less fortunate than ourselves – that was a very rewarding experience.”

To register for the Burdekin Fast Track Talent Showcase, which is open to all ages, email your name and contact details to. For more information call 1300 FAST01 or visit

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