Young Talent Time fans are a dedicated bunch and this is a fine example of how the show consciously paid tribute to them and endeavoured to centre them in the show.
This is actor Asher Keddie’s first appearance on Young Talent Time as a talent quest contestant.
It is amusing to see host Johnny Young’s mispronunciation of Dannii’s surname in this short clip of her first performance as a talent show contestant in 1979.
Recording of Joan Sutherland performing ‘Dich teure Halle’ (Dear hall of song) from Act II of Wagner’s 1845 opera, Tannhäuser as the winner of the 1950 Mobil Quest.
Joan Sutherland performing ‘Devotion (Widmung)', composed in 1840 by Robert Schumann, at the 1950 Mobil Quest singing contest.
In the late 1960s and early 70s, up-and-coming rock bands looked to find fame and win big by competing in the ultimate contest – Hoadley's Battle of the Sounds.
Ian MacRae from radio station 2SM interviews Jim Keays from The Masters Apprentices about his experience competing in the Battle of the Sounds, 1985. Courtesy: 2SM. NFSA title: 551381
Ian MacRae from radio station 2SM interviews Don Mudie from Axiom about his experience competing in the Battle of the Sounds
This clip is from an early variety/talent show hosted by Bert Newton. In this episode, the contestants perform in a barbecue setting with the other contestants looking on.
We're celebrating UNESCO's World Radio Day with Australia's Amateur Hour (1940-1958), 'the largest radio show of all'.