Amy Shark is in the category alongside Netflix, Nine Network and Stan stars.
Amy Shark is up for her very first Logie Award. The 63rd TV Week Logie Awards just dropped its nominees for the 2023 ceremony – which will take place on Sunday, 30 July, at The Star in Sydney – and the Adore singer features in a particularly competitive category.
Shark has been nominated for the Most Popular New Talent award, earning the nod for her work as a judge on the recent reboot of Australian Idol.
She’s in the category alongside Netflix, Nine Network and Stan stars Ayesha Madon and Chloe Hayden (Heartbreak High), Love Island Australia’s Flex Mami, RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under’s Kween Kong, and Surviving Summer’s Lilliana Bowrey. You can check out the complete list of 2023 Logie nominees here.
Australian Idol returned to the small screen earlier this year after more than a decade on ice. Shark sat in the judge’s seat next to shock jock Kyle Sandilands and two international vocalists, All About That Bass singer Meghan Trainor and jazz crooner Harry Connick Jr.
Royston Sagigi-Baira, a First Nations singer from Cape York, was crowned Australian Idol for 2023, winning both the public vote and Australia's hearts with a spectacular performance. Taking away $100,000 in prize money and a recording contract with Sony Music Australia, the singer hopes to emulate the success of past Idol alumni including Jessica Mauboy.
In a recent interview with TheMusic, Royston detailed a challenge he faced after winning the hit talent competition: “When everything settled, what was going through my mind was how to keep that momentum going.”
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On emulating Mauboy’s success, he added, “It's so powerful to see someone that looks like you on TV, and knowing you're not alone. I wanted to go on the show for the kids back home. We don't have opportunities like this, and it can all seem so foreign. I wanted to bridge that gap and let them know it can be done.
“No matter where they've come from, or what they've been through, they deserve to be here just as much as me. I want them to feel the same way I did watching Jessica Mauboy as a kid. If we can do it, why can't they?”
To vote for Amy Shark at the Logie Awards, you can go here until the end of the red carpet telecast on Sunday, 30 July at 7:30 pm AEST.