2019 triple j Unearthed High finalists announced amid record entry numbers
triple j‘s Unearthed High competition saw record numbers this year, with over 1,500 high school students vying to be named the winner.
It’s the most entries in the history of the competition, and the Unearthed High team has whittled down the numbers to five finalists.
The winner of the competition in 2018, KIAN, showed how far the boost can take an artist, inking deals with Select Music and EMI Australia following his win.
“In a year that more young artists than ever entered Unearthed High it makes sense that selecting five finalists from a huge pool of talent would be harder than ever,” said triple j Unearthed music director Dave Ruby Howe.
“But this quintet of artists from all corners of Australia stood out with songs that show personality, talent and the kind of forward-thinking approach to making music that assures us that the next wave of Australian music is going to be special.”
The finalists and their entry tracks are as follow:
Debbies – ‘What Do I Know’ (St. John The Evangelist Catholic High School, NSW)
George Alice – ‘Circles’ (Faith Lutheran College, SA)
MALi JO$E – ‘Mistakes’ (John Curtin College Of The Arts, WA)
Nick Ward – ‘Skin’ (The Scots College, NSW)
Tulliah – ‘Company’ (Dromana College, VIC)
triple j Breakfast team Ben & Liam will revealed the winner next week.