St. John’s, NL: Beth Lane, Jenna Maloney, and Jayne Batstone take first, second and third place, respectively, in the NewFound Talent Contest.

Ten talented young people from across the province performed at a pre-recorded event in front of a panel of three MusicNL award winning judges. The event hosted by Don-E Coady, premiered on social media on September 2nd where the three winners were announced:

  1. first place – Beth Lane, 17-year-old from Bishop’s Falls
  2. second place – Jenna Maloney, 18-year-old from St. John’s
  3. third place – Jayne Batstone, 16-year-old from St. John’s

Aimed at being a catalyst for propelling the careers of young musicians in Newfoundland & Labrador, the purpose of the contest is to discover, develop, encourage, and showcase young entertainers. The competition offers professional development prizes valued at over $6,000 to aid talented young performers so that they can take their song writing and performing skills to the next level.

“The competition was fierce,” says David Shears, Communications & Programs Manager of MusicNL. “We were all blown away by the calibre of performances. The judges had some very difficult decisions to make.”

Watch the full contest here

MusicNL thanks Equinor, The Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Arts Society, DC Design House, Krisjan Leslie (LabOfChaos), Atlantic Disc and DVD, Tom Cochrane Photo, Laughing Heart Music, Citadel House Records, Hurricane Music, Ritche Perez Photography, Long & McQuade, judges Mary Barry, Melanie O’Brien and Jordan Coaker for their support of the NewFound Talent Contest.

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