Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Local father and son the Hendersons

from w. Last night we watched the final of 'Australia's got talent' because this year some of the acts are really good and the winning dance group, Justice Crew, deserved to win. However second and third places went to Geelong father and son singers/songwriters/ Cameron and Taylor Henderson. They come from a tiny village on the outskirts of Geelong, Ceres, and the 17 year old lad goes to International College. Dad has a building firm. Pictures show Cameron with his workmates and Taylor with his school mates. Both are fine singers, and not show-offs at all. Country style.

From Geelong Advertiser today:
Justice prevailed in more ways than one on Australia's Got Talent last night, with a Victorian father-son duo placing second and third despite being forced apart by the judging panel. Runner up Cameron Henderson, 44, originally entered the contest with his singer-guitarist son Taylor, 17, as a double act but was ordered to separate by Channel Seven judges Kyle Sandilands, Dannii Minogue and Brian McFadden.

Despite the split, Taylor last night placed third behind his dad and the series winners, dance troupe Justice Crew. Henderson Snr described the situation as "very emotional". "First of all with my son being voted off the show ... it was something that was very hard to deal with and then being asked to sing and sing a song about my kids was another emotional thing," Henderson told his hometown newspaper The Geelong Advertiser. "There is a small bit of disappointment but I can honestly say we were just so amazed that we got to the stage we did. He [Taylor] has just handled himself so well. He was 16 when he started this competition and every time I see him on TV and say that's my boy." Taylor was also overcome with emotion.

Taylor said he was "over the moon" for his father, who will sing the national anthem at the AFL Grand Final as part of his prize.

"I get terrified just singing here ... so that's going to be way too scary. I hope I can do an acoustic version, that's all I can say. I'm very uncomfortable without my guitar," Cameron Henderson said.

Winners Justice Crew last night walked away $250,000 richer for their efforts.



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