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Walmsley wins Song 4 Alana contest

ON SONG: The community has come together to pen their songs for Alana, now we want you to choose your favourite.
ON SONG: The community has come together to pen their songs for Alana, now we want you to choose your favourite. Max Fleet

LATEST: Local musician Rod Walmsley has won the Song 4 Alana song competition with 29% of the vote.

Mr Walsmley's song Waiting To Hear was chosen in a poll by our readers.

Twenty-four songs were entered into the Song 4 Alana song competition by local artists wanting to make a difference for hearing impaired Bundaberg toddler Alana Reid.

Alana suffers from microtia, meaning small or absent ear, and needs surgery in America to correct her hearing. 

The procedure will cost the Reid family, who have created the Hear 4 Alana charity, $97,000.

The band or musician who wins the Song 4 Alana competition will also have the honour of their song being the first one Alana hears after her surgery is performed. 

The Beginning by 4Play

Voice by Dan Taylor 

Hear Her Own Voice by Kara-Lee James

Little Mouse by Mobius Day 

Shining Bright by Ben Spargo

Alana, You're an Angel in My Eyes by Justin Standley

Sounds Like Irony by Matthew Farthing 

Waiting to Hear by Rod Walmsley

We told you it was a tough choice! But once you've decided, make your vote and tell us which song you think should be the one Alana hears after her surgery...

What's your favourite song?

This poll ended on 30 November 2012.

4Play - The Beginning - 7%

Ben Spargo - Shining Bright - 6%

Dan Taylor - Voice - 5%

Justin Standley - Alana, You're an Angel in My Eyes - 8%

Kara-Lee James - Hear Her Own voice - 27%

Matthew Farthing - Sounds of Irony - 7%

Mobius Day - Little Mouse - 7%

Rod Walmsley - Waiting to Hear - 29%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  hear 4 alana song 4 alana



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