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Singers star in Mirboo North

WITH plenty of talent to showcase, this year’s Mirboo North Idol was another success at the outdoor pool on Saturday.

The highlight of the event was guest judge Reece Mastin, winner of the 2011 national singing competition The X Factor.

“Reece generated a lot of interest and many people were excited to meet him and take a ‘selfie’,” organiser Mary Baker said.

He helped judge around 30 contestants, who travelled far and wide to win the title.

The competition kicked off with a performance by adorable young singer Pippa Mills. The four year old travelled from Yinnar to sing the song Flashlight from the popular 2015 movie Pitch Perfect Two and was loved by the crowd.

Trent McCurdy from radio station 3GG was the MC and South Gippsland Shire Council’s Cr Don Hill opened the competition.

Three musical groups Destiny Band, The Nigellas and the Latrobe Valley Concert Band also gave up their time to entertain the audience.

Food and market stalls and full access to the pool were also available on the day.

“We hoped everyone in the audience enjoyed the music and had an awesome day. That’s what it’s all about,” Ms Baker said.

The first place winner in the primary section was Amy Whitlock, followed by Pippa Mills and Liam Williams. The encouragement award was presented to Ruby Cannizzo.

Janie Gordon won first place in the secondary section, followed by Kayla Clavarino and Hayley Norton. The encouragement award was won by Tanner Hall.

Duo Maddy Wilson and Nic Huigsloot won the open section, with Robyn McDermott in second place and Tayla Gane in third place.

A recording package was also awarded to Maddy Wilson and Nic Huigsloot.

Fans: from left, Mirboo North’s Paige Peters, Mirboo North’s Melissa Blackshaw and Morwell’s Emily Kerstjens were thrilled to meet 2011 X Factor winner Reece Mastin at Mirboo North Idol on Saturday.

Fans: from left, Mirboo North’s Paige Peters, Mirboo North’s Melissa Blackshaw and Morwell’s Emily Kerstjens were thrilled to meet 2011 X Factor winner Reece Mastin at Mirboo North Idol on Saturday.

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