Steph's star shines bright
AWARD-winning teen vocalist Stephanie Ward-Wrigley has qualified for a national talent quest in two states.
She just returned from the Laura Country Music Festival where she qualified for the South Australian leg of Country Music Festival's Champion of Champions.
Stephanie was invited by up-and-coming South Australian country singer Nathan O'Brien to sing a duet in the open duo category, and while travelling interstate was a long-shot, the trip paid off when they won.
The pair's win qualified them for the SA Champion of Champions and Stephanie was also successful in the junior gospel section which secures her an invitation to compete solo at the prestigious annual event in Adelaide later this year.
This success has resulted in Stephanie earning the honour of being the first Queenslander to compete as a guest competitor at the South Australian final of Champions of Champions in November. She had already qualified for the Queensland Champion of Champions, to be staged in Brisbane during October.
For the past two years, Stephanie has gone from strength to strength with her music abilities and in a short time she has been a successful competitor at many festivals throughout Queensland.
The Gympie teenager is extremely excited to be competing in two states for a chance to make the finals of the Australian Champion of Champions.
The Queensland Champion of Champions has invited Stephanie to represent them this year at the Gympie Muster, where she will be performing in the Crowbar.