HOLLYWOOD BECKONS: Singer songwriter Scott Astill will compete in the prestigious World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles.
HOLLYWOOD BECKONS: Singer songwriter Scott Astill will compete in the prestigious World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. Renee Pilcher

From Widgee to the world

THE world will be watching when Scott Astill competes in the prestigious World Championships of Performing Arts held in Hollywood next week.

The charismatic singer/songwriter from Widgee was invited to join the Australian team, which flies out from Brisbane on Monday for Los Angeles, California.

Scott was stoked to have a ticket, because of the cost involved, and thanked a number of small businesses in Gympie for making his dream a reality.

Scott was selected by judges in a worldwide search after a talent scout spotted him performing at a concert in Maryborough. He will compete in six events at WCOPA – the only series of competitions to find and crown the best aspiring performing artists on earth.

Over the course of a heated week of events, he will go head-to-head “Olympic-style” in each category where there will be a fierce contest of skills to see who is truly the most accomplished in the world. If he wins he will receive a gold medal which brings with it the respect and admiration of people around the world along with potentially a career opportunity of a lifetime. A total of $130,000 in scholarships is also awarded.

Besides a couple of competitors from the Fraser Coast, Scott is so far the only person from this part of the country on the team.

Gympie Times


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