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McDonald's Young Entertainers

Television, 1997–1999

Hosted by Jason Gunn, McDonalds Young Entertainers was a popular late 90s talent quest for teenagers. A house troupe of singers and dancers (the Super Troopers, a Kiwi take on Disney's Mickey Mouse Club) opened and closed each show, and helped contestants prepare. The judges included King Kapisi, Tina Cross and Stacey Morrison, while the many young performers included Ainslie Allen, Hayley Westenra, Sticky TV/C4 host Drew Neemia, actor Michelle Ang (My Wedding and Other Secrets) and concert pianist John Chen.