The Realities of Reality Talent Shows

January 1, 1970
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Presented by Face The Music

Day: Saturday 16 November, 2013
Time: 2.00 – 2.50pm
Location: ANZ Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne (Level 8)

Loved by audiences across Australia. Disregarded by bands and purists. But what happens when these two worlds collide? When you get FasterLouder writing about ‘’talent TV’’ and successful gold single artists like Abby Dobson or hardworking touring acts like Trial Kennedy’s Tim Morrison auditioning for The Voice. There’s almost a new reality talent show each year searching for the country’s next big thing. They make you laugh, make you cry, make you cringe and yet it’s hard to look away. These shows offer instant recognition, produce chart-topping artists, create an immediate fan base and provide a launch pad for your career. At this session we’ll ask: What are the judges looking for? Can you still capitilise when you only make it to the second round? What happens after the show? Is it more about the sob story than talent? This fascinating panel of insider myth busters includes past and potential contestants, lawyers, label reps and producers who will uncover the controversial truth behind these talent shows.

Moderator: Darren Levin (Editor-in-chief, FasterLouder.com.au & messandnoise.com)

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