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Family inspires winning lyrics

Media Release
June 9, 2010

Family inspires winning lyrics

A song written for her beloved “Nan” proved a winner for Glendene teenager Jana Nee, the supreme winner in Waitakere Libraries’ first ever Launch Your Lyrics competition.

Jana’s song, I Carry You, took out the grand prize in the competition held to celebrate New Zealand Music Month. More than 140 entries were received from Waitakere school children.

A verse from Jana’s winning entry:
“All my ancestors who have come but
Now have flown away,
Leave behind their spirits which I feel
Right here today.”

The win was extra special for the Avondale College student because she received her prize from New Zealand artist and guest judge Anika Moa.

Moa also performed at the prizegiving with Jana joining in on an impromptu duet with the chart-topping artist.

Also on hand to give out prizes were Waitakere Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse and councillors Judy Lawley and Linda Cooper.

Jana wins a full recording session at Global Café studio with a professional audio engineer.

Such were the calibre of the entries seven semi-finalists and seven highly commended entries were also announced. Prizes included music books, gift vouchers, music month t-shirts and Anika Moa’s brand new album ‘Love in Motion’.

Launch you Lyrics results:
Grand Prize winner: Jana Nee, I Carry You.

Semi-finalists: Samuel Boyce Lewis Tie My Shoe, Mina Lowe for Daddy’s Little Girl, Bella Berman It’s Hot, Elaphon Tauariki One Night, Alessandra Parras Distractions and Ashley Anderson Brave Faces.

Highly Commended:
Danya Pavlovich Fly, David Young Risks, Ruby Beresford for Ethernal Wave, Stacey Attwood for Family, Keegan Tunks You and Your World, Ethan Hasting Feel Me and Courtney Armstrong Fingertips.

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