Singing was festival fun

MADDISON Stephens sang her heart out on Saturday morning, performing with all the poise of a veteran crowd-pleaser.

But while most 12-year-olds are happier singing into their hairbrushes in front of the bedroom mirror, Maddison was singing on the streets as part of the Crush Festival's Bundy Busk in the CBD competition.

“I played a lot of Johnny Cash because he is my favourite musician,” Maddison said.

“I love singing and playing country music.”

The pint-sized performer can usually be found performing outside Best and Less on Saturday mornings, but this weekend, she was joined by about 10 other buskers who took part in the challenge.

“There was a good mix of locals and out-of-towners,” program co-ordinator Shelley Pisani said.

She said the Bundaberg community had all had their say, casting votes to determine the best.

“A couple from New Zealand were voted the best performers,” Mrs Pisani said.

“About 80 people stuck around to hear the announcement.”



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