SINCE receiving a standing ovation from the judges and audience for his Australia’s Got Talent performance of Young Man, Mandurah singer/songwriter Jonny Taylor is eager to take to the stage again.
“I can’t wait to get out there on the big stage and have the opportunity to entertain the nation once again,” Taylor said.
The former gyprocker said since the show aired numbers had increased at his local gigs.
“It’s been awesome to have that extra recognition around town,” Taylor said.
“Its been amazing how many people have come forward through Facebook and Twitter and said how much the song means to them because of issues that they’ve got or issues in there family concerning alcohol addiction.
“It’s just a huge honour to be able to connect with people on that level.”
Taylor has been busy preparing a new song for his June 20 semi-final performance between school visits, continued touring and involvement in charity events.
“The new song is done and all ready to go,” Taylor said.
“It’s an absolute cracker.
“It’s not as lyrically in-depth as some of my other songs; I wanted to go out there with a more uplifting tune.
“I guessed you’d call it country rock; it’s an uplifting song about doing what I do and why I do it.
“The first half of the song came easy and that’s when I realised that’s the song I had to play on Australia’s Got Talent.”
Taylor said he was more excited than nervous about taking to the Australia’s Got Talent stage for the second time.
“I’m really comfortable with the song and where I’m at so I’m just excited to get out on that stage in front of all those people,” he said.
“There’s something like two million people watching each night; you can’t buy that kind of exposure.
“The difference with this round is that it is totally reliant on public votes so I really hope my home state will support me through the semis and into the final rounds so I can make WA proud.”
Taylor said he would love to think he could win the competition.
“I don’t thinks there’s anything standing in my way personally,” he said.
“Obviously there’s some really stiff competition
“I just think it would be incredible if my act got through based on my songwriting.
“I think its possibly something that’s a little deeper than what people have come to expect from a show like this.”
You can support Jonny by watching Australia’s Got Talent on Wednesday night June 20 and following the prompts to vote.
Voting lines are open from Wednesday night June 20 until 10am June 22.
The top three voted contestants out of the semi will be invited back to the show the following week for the verdict however only two out of the three will advance to the finals.
Jonny will also post voting details and be doing free giveaways on his Facebook page, facebook.com/jonnytaylormusic, immediately after the show.