After canvassing the country these past four months for Australia’s next generation of songwriters, 10 aspiring musicians have made it through to the Grand Final of the Telstra Road to Discovery talent development program including SA’s own Loren Kate (pictured, 3rd from right).

The alternative folk artist and Adelaide heat winner has been at ‘boot camp’ with the rest of the TRTD acts, and competed in a Semi Final heat held at Kindred Studios in Melbourne last Friday night. The final 10 were selected from a field of 18 hopefuls and will now compete at the Grand Final to be held at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Wednesday 3rd December.

The Grand Final will see two winners rewarded with a $15,000 music development fund and a trip to the United States to perform at the Americana Music Festival. The prize also includes ongoing opportunities for further development including local gigs and education to help kick-start their music career. For more information and to follow the Top 10’s journey through to the Grand Final, visit