Country Music Showdown

Country Music Showdown presented by Ringers Western  

Although the 2020 Ekka was cancelled due to COVID-19 planning is now underway for the 2021 show. 

Competition Overview 

Ekka's Country Music Showdown presented by Ringers Western sees musicians aged 12 years and over compete in the ultimate music experience; performing two songs to Ekka crowds. Winning this competition could mean a boost to your country music career.

The competition was a huge success in 2019 and gave away more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.

Meet the 2019 winners

Junior Category

1st Place - Ella & Sienna

2nd Place - Jorja Dalton

3rd Place – Bella Mackenzie

Encouragement Award – Felicity Dowd

Open Category

1st Place - Felicity Kircher 

2nd Place - Tayla Clavarino

3rd Place – Amanda Faulkner

Encouragement Award – Amber King

2019 prizes

1st Place Junior Prize

1st Place Open Prize

  • $500 cash prize from Ringers Western
  • Ekka Scholarship to The Academy (Tamworth - July 2020)
  • Guaranteed Ekka performance singing the Australian National Anthem in the Main Arena during EkkaNITES on Saturday 17 August 2019
  • Wildcard Entry to Junior Muster Talent Search Semi-Finals 2019 (Gympie Music Muster, 23 & 24 August 2019)
  • Renee Brazel Photography Shoot Package
  • Fender CD60SCE Acoustic Electric Guitar courtesy of Riffs and Licks
  • 2 x 3 day VIP ticket and meet and greet at CMC Rocks 2020
  • Guaranteed Paid Performance at Ekka 2020
  • Guaranteed Performance at Hometown Fest (November 2019)
  • 3 Guaranteed Performances at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020

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Contact Competition Coordinator
Name: Sarah Biddle
Email: sbiddle@ekka.com.au
Phone: 07 3253 3949
Mobile: 0427 150 170
RNA Reception: 07 3253 3900