WIN TV personalities James Reeson, Susie Elelman and Scott McRae.
WIN TV personalities James Reeson, Susie Elelman and Scott McRae. Contributed

Celebrities share in fun of Muster

WIN Television cameras and celebrities will once again show their support at this year’s Optus Music Muster, filming the Queensland event that draws crowds from across the country.

A major event running across the music festival is the Mayton Talent Search, in which host of WIN’s national travel program Postcards Australia Scott McRae will be a special guest judge.

Scott has a long-standing association with the music industry and is a dedicated drummer and singer with more than 30 years of experience.

On Thursday, August 26, two entrants will contest the category heats and the three heat winners will compete in the semi-final on Muster Main Stage on Sunday.

Following their performances, the pool of fabulous prizes valued at more than $25,000 will be awarded, which includes a gig at Canada’s Country Music Event of The Year.

“This is an awesome opportunity for musicians and the prizes are fantastic,” Scott said.

“I know it’s going to be tough job deciding because there is a lot of great talent out there.”

Another big fan of the Muster is WIN personality and Postcards Australia reporter Susie Elelman, who will be resuming her seat on the panel of the Down Under Debate for the third year running, joining WIN news presenter Paul Taylor.

Susie is a big fan of country music and, fortunately, this year she will be on the negative team arguing against the topic “Country Music Lyrics are Lame”.

“Originally, I was told I was on the affirmative team, which meant I’d have to say disparaging things about country music lyrics and my heart just wouldn’t have been in it,” Susie said.

“I love country music and especially our Aussie performers. It’s going to be a really fun challenge this year and I can’t wait to get there.

“Every year the huge array of talent and entertainment available at this one event is mind-blowing.”

Celebrity chef James Reeson, and host of WIN’s internationally popular cooking show Alive And Cooking will also be at this year’s Optus Muster to judge the culinary skills of Muster patrons in the 2010 MusterChef cook-off.

The MusterChef competition is now open for nominations and entrants to compete against one another for the title of Muster’s Best Chef and win great prizes.

This year’s muster will also be on a main stage of its own, with Weekend Today, co-hosted by Leila McKinnon and Cameron Williams, broadcasting live from the event throughout Saturday and Sunday mornings, bringing Australians who can not make it to the sunshine state all the action on WIN.

The 2010 Music Muster runs until Sunday, August 29, at Amamoor Creek State Forest Park.

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