Last week Minister for Transport Chris Steel MLA, HitFM’s Ned & Josh, Guide Dogs Australia representative Lindy Hou and CMET’s Customer Experience Manager Sally Coyle judged the Voice of Light Rail live auditions to select winners of the competition.
On Wednesday 28 April, students from Gungahlin, Dickson and Merici Colleges participated in the live final auditions to become the next Voices of the Light Rail. Selected from an initial 16 applications, the 9 students had ‘blind’ auditions, presenting 3 audio announcements behind a screen in the Gungahlin College Theatre to an audience of friends, family, media and our judging panel. After an initial round of announcements and deliberation from the judges, each student, identified only by a randomly assigned number, had a final chance to wow the judges with their announcements before the judges chose the winners. The finals were tightly contested, with two students required to give additional announcements before a decision was reached. Four students, representing all three schools, were chosen to be the next voice of the light rail.
Passengers will be able to get to know the four new voices they will hear on their light rail journeys over the coming months, with profiles here on the CMET website, as well as featuring on a University of Canberra UnCover podcast, a podcast series tailored to your light rail journey. Find all the episodes here.
Check out the auditions: