A young man who went to school in Horsham this week performed in the final of Australia’s biggest talent show.
Joe Moore, aged 21, a former Tanbridge House School pupil, moved to Australia with his family five years ago and was ‘discovered’ while busking in a Sydney mall.
He won through various rounds of the Australia’s Got Talent contest - the programme has nine semi-finals and two ‘finals showdowns’- followed by a grand final which was shown live yesterday.
The winner, to be decided by public vote and announced next week, walks away with A$250,000 prize money and the prospect of a major recording contract. However, Joe’s website at www.joemoore.com.au assures his fans that they can still see him perform in Pitt Street Mall, Sydney.
He also found time to exchange messages with the County Times. “I’ve always wanted to be a musician ever since I was a little kid,” he said.
“Making the Grand Final of Australia’s Got Talent is not something I ever expected to be a part of, but the journey so far has been so good and I’m so happy I’m here!
“I miss my ex-band mates, Chris Rice, Mike Harrison and John Bell, together we were Drops Of Colour and that was the first band I was in.”
Joe said he feels at home in Australia and will never regret moving there, but added that there were ‘endless’ things he misses about the UK, and he will always support England in every sporting event.