What do a doctor, financial planner, graphic designer, Miss Wagga, a nurse and sales manager have in common?
They are all part of another brave batch of 12 contestants who will warm up their vocal chords for charity.
Wagga Takes 2 is preparing to celebrate a decade of raising money for charity in 2016 as the latest contestants were announced on Tuesday.
“We look for somebody who is a bit different, a little bit out there, who can give a good performance,” president Narelle Potts said.
“A lot of people come to us and want to sing and have a charity they want to sing for.”
Four new charities will be represented during the event next year, including Give Me 5 For Kids, Wagga Junior Cricket, The Bernie Banton Foundation and Men of League.
Mrs Potts said the success of the event over the years now guarantees community members seek her out wanting to participate in the show.
“We thought it’d be like the TV show and run its course after two years,” she said.
“But more people are putting their hands up to do it.”
Wagga Takes 2 will be held at Kildare Catholic College on April 21, 22 and 23 next year and tickets go on sale from March.
Wagga Takes 2 cast of 2016
- Dean Cooper, financial planner, will sing with Carli-Jean Kulmar for Riverina Cancer Care.
- Nathon Irvin, manager of WIN TV Wagga, will sing with Shelley McCormack for Country Hope.
- Annette St Clair, nurse and founder of Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust, will wing with Patrick Almanci for Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust.
- Stephanie Day, graphic designer, will sing with Anthony Melton for Wagga Women’s Health.
- Carl Henman, GP and obstetrician, will sing with Rene Van Delft for Give Me 5 For Kids.
- Melissa McKinnon, current Miss Wagga and speech pathologist, will sing with Deidre Moulden for Kurrajong Waratah Early Intervention Services.
- Pat McRedmond, Union Club Hotel licensee, will sing with Hayley Potts for The Leisure Company.
- Amanda Tilyard, real estate consultant, will sing with Kevin Cross for the Kidz Kottage/Ronald McDonald House.
- Shaun Perry, sales rep, will sing with Beck Hennessy for Wagga Junior Cricket
- Maree Comerford, emergency department nurse, will sing with Justine Hogan for Men of League.
- Mick Small, national sales manager, will sing with Mel Donges for The Bernie Banton Foundation.
- Kelly Lane, a real estate agent, will sing with Bill Robertson singing for Riverina Bluebell.