Adelaide Teen Wins Triple J’s Unearthed High

With over 1500 submissions, a teen from the Barossa flies to the top and gains the honour of being the best high school artist in the country.

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Imagine waking up to go to school one morning and getting a surprise visit from the hosts of Triple J to announce you’ve been crowned the country’s best high school musician.

Well this became a reality for 16-year-old Adelaide student George Alice, who received the life changing news last week.

The Year 11 student from Faith Lutheran College in Tanunda was crowned the winner of Triple J’s Unearthed High 2019 in front of her classmates with a surprise visit from Triple J’s popular duo Ben and Liam.

A record number of over 1500 songs were submitted to the competition, making it the largest one ever throughout its 12-year run, but the young artist from the Barossa shone through with her song ‘Circles’.

For George, her debut song tells a story of being really lost and confused about how you’re feeling within your friendships and relationships. The tune also highlights her angelic tone and endless layers of vocal abilities paired with a soothing yet striking beat.

“Honestly it’s so crazy, but I’ve had so much support so I’m just stoked that everyone loves it so far,” says George Alice in her Triple J radio interview the day of her announcement.

Having performed and busked since she was a young girl, George has developed her own sound and her talent has been recognised in a big way.

As part of her prize, she will be flown from Adelaide to the Triple J HQ in Sydney to professionally record, mix and master her other musical creations. She also received a mentorship from Sam Hales of The Jungle Giants!

At just 16 years of age there’s no doubt this young artist is going to go far and puts and South Australian talent on a national radar.

To see her emotional reaction to the life changing announcement, click here.

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