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Showcase - 1996 Viewers' Final

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1996

Showcase was a popular mid 90s TVNZ talent quest, in which broadcaster Ian Fraser hosted a search "to find the very best" emerging musical talent. Filmed at Avalon Studios, this viewers' final from 1996 sees nine finalists compete for the public phone vote (there was a separate studio judges’ final). Songs range from Stevie Wonder and Sister Sledge covers to classical standards. Shona Laing, who got her break on a TV talent show, guest performs. Competitor Shaun Dixon went on to train under Pavarotti, and married another finalist from this episode, fellow opera singer Tania Brand.

Twenty years ago you starred in a show a little bit like this. A case of the wheel coming a full circle isn't it?
– Host Ian Fraser to guest performer Shona Laing, who got her break on TV talent show New Faces

Key Cast & Crew

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Terry Gray

Musical Director

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Wayne Leonard

Director, Producer

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Ian Fraser


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Stig Eldred


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Peter Williams (producer)

Lighting Director

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George Barris

Sound Recordist

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