Public to vote for Elton John's support act

Elton John. Photo by AP.
Elton John. Photo by AP.
Members of the public are being asked to decide who will take the stage in front of 30,000 fans as the opening act for Elton John's concert at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin in November.

Concert promoters Capital C: Concerts had received more than 50 entries from around New Zealand for the spot, and had selected a shortlist of four finalists, Capital C: Concerts chief executive Phil Sprey said in a statement.

The shortlist included Kaylee Bell (18), formerly of Waimate, but now based in Sydney, Australia, who won the prestigious Gold Guitar award at the 2007 New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards.

Other finalists included Mercury Crowe, of Wellington, Jonny Love, of Auckland, and Katie Thompson, of Hokitika.

Members of the public had a week from yesterday to vote for their preferred performer, by visiting www. with results announced next month.

The concert would be held at the Forsyth Barr Stadium on November 25.


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