Soundcheck has been offering a great venue for young unsigned artists to test their skills on a world of fans that are just waiting for some new talent to latch hold of.Â Jordan Jansen is a sure fire winner for the last contest that has been going on longer than I now remember.Â He has enjoyed a consistent lead throughout the entire contest and is showing a 45 point lead on his closest competitor Matthew Garrod.
For some reason unbeknown to anyone, Soundcheck has pushed out the awarding of the prize monies for the last contest.Â Their a many who are not real happy about having to wait to hear the results of what to some of us should be so obvious.Â I can only say that patience is not a strong virtue of a fan who has been voting for so long and unfair to all who competed in this particular contest. However not to worry!Â It’s Soundcheck that is now in their own spotlight to do as they have promised.
Here are the results for the top Five in the last Contest that is awaiting the reward to be announced:
Jordan has proved his resilience and the fact that he is in this for the long haul, by already capturing a substantial First Place position in the new contest that has already begun.Â Vote now for his new entry ofÂ “I’m Yours”
SamVerlinden has also joined in on the fun at Soundcheck with his entry of his popular You-Tube video ” Who’s Loving You” sung Michael Jackson style. I personally feel this was one of Sam’s best performances of that song to date! Sam’s second entry is “Ben” also by Michael Jackson and is another favorite among his many adoring fans!
Sam was very busy with two successful Stage Musical productions this past fall and appearing in the Christmas in the Park event in Auckland.Â I am waiting for the availability of original televised event to re-post here.Â Auckland TV has not allowed access to their site for outside of Australia viewing.Â This should be arriving soon so be watching the blog for this special recap of Sam’s wonderful nationally televised performance!
Connor Blackley is going to be featured here within the next week!Â Keep your eyes peeled for this outstanding young country artist.Â I say artist as his ability to sing songs with a convincing interpretation is will beyond his years of experience!Â You do not want to miss this special feature.Â “Tell your friends”
Sam Verlinden continues to please the audienceÂ with every performance as young 10 year old Tommy in the stage production of “Tommy the Musical”.Â The latest review written by: The New Zealand Performing Arts Review & Directory exclaimed, “Young Tommy is played beautifully by Sam Verlinden, and required to be completely unresponsive even when a balloon is popped in his face”.This blogger is not surprised by this kind of review about Sam, as I was certain that Sam would be a highlight in this production.
It also mentioned; “The orchestra is great, keeping good time and showcasing a variety of skills: one of the best things about this show”.
Sam enjoyed his birthday performance which was Thursday evening. The entire cast helped him celebrate with cake, refreshments and gifts.Â In addition Sam had two of his close matesÂ Luke (shown left) and Liam (shown in back) attend along with other family members and friends. This picture was taken outside the theater Thursday evening at intermission.
Sam has been entered into the WonderWorld TV Contest.
He has four entries that are currently running all of which should eventually be a winner. Sam won 1st place last month with his entry of “Who’s loven You” by Michael Jackson. This video can still capture votes as it is in the Golden Ribby Award category which gives Sam a chance at $10,000, and possibly a WonderWorld Entertainment contract!