The final 12 songwriters for the Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition have been unveiled with country singer Catherine Britt, Jebediah’s Kevin Mitchell and one to watch Kimbra making the Top 12 finalists.
The complete list of Top 12 finalists and their songs is:
Alex Burnett – Sparkadia - ‘China’
Catherine Britt – Catherine Britt - ‘Sweet Emmylou’
Husky Gawenda – Husky - ‘Tidal Wave’
Jessica Chapnik Kahn – Appleonia -‘Lost At Sea’
Katy Steele – Katy Steele - ‘New Born’
Katy Steele – Katy Steele - ‘Brother’
Kevin Mitchell – Jebediah – ‘She’s Like A Comet’
Kimbra Johnson – Kimbra – ‘Cameo Lover’
Mark Sholtez – Mark Sholtez - ‘The Mystery Of You’
Ohad Rein – Old Man River – You’re On My Mind’
Tobias Priddle – Boy In A Box – ‘Moon Comes Up’
Wally de Backer – Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’
The Top 3 songwriters will be announced this Friday with the winner grabbing $50,000 worth of prizes.
The first winner of the contest was Megan Washington.
The Vanda and Young Songwriting Contest is presented by Nordoff-Robbins Therapy Australia with support from APRA/AMCOS.
VIDEO: Kimbra, watch her perform at Undercover:
VIDEO: Kevin Mitchell with Jebediah, watch the Undercover interview:
VIDEO: Catherine Britt, watch her perform at Undercover:
VIDEO: Mark Sholtez performs live for uSessions: