The URBANSTAR National Talent Quest is back. The search is on for the best and hottest unsigned artists, singers, MCs, vocal groups, acoustic duos, beat boxers and dance choreographers in Sydney.  The Sydney finals will be held on Friday June 22 at the Burwood RSL Dome.

Thirty-four URBANSTAR finalists will go head-to-head and perform one routine each.  They will be judged based on musicality, stage presence, audience impact and technique.  Some local Filipino-Australian contestants that made the final cut are Caylene Gutierrez (Sylvania), Arjae Dela Cruz (Quakers Hill), Blessie Pica (Wollongong), Tina Ranoso-Bangel’s One Voice group and twelve-year old Issei Guarin (Glenwood).  All five are in contention to win URBANSTAR.

The judging panel includes vocal coach Veronica Monro, Ryan Hall from SASS Management, SBS PopAsia host Ania Aquino and Universal Music record executive Georgie Koch.

The winner will receive a gold trophy, cash, a recording studio session, Nesian Street clothing, hair style vouchers from Fadez Barbershop, a music writing session with producers Banton Brothers and an optional management contract deal.

The URBANSTAR Sydney show will be held on Friday June 22, 2012 at BURWOOD RSL 96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood.  General admission is $20 at the door.

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lawrence machado

Hi Michelle The Rouse Hill Times could do a small story on quakers hill arjae dela cruz who is taking part in the urbanstar contest. pl send me a couple of pix of her singing with her background like age, school/profession, and some comments from her. Kind regards, Lawrence Machado, journalist. Tel: 9354 8723

patrizia cassaniti

is urbanstar on this year 2013??


Hi patricia, yes, it is on this year. Please go to or i think to find out more :)

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