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23 July 2022: Lexus Song Quest

Lexus Song Quest 2014 Runner up Benson Wilson
credit Lexus Song Quest and Jeremy Toth

The 2022 Lexus Song Quest Grand Final Gala will be held on Saturday 23 July at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington.

The highly-anticipated nationwide search for Aotearoa’s next generation of singing stars with a chance to win a share of $95,000 in prizes.

The Lexus Song Quest is presented by the New Zealand Festival and lead partner Lexus, with support from the Dame Malvina Major Foundation and the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation.

5pm NZDST 21 March 2022 Applications close
5pm NZDST 11 April 2022 International video recordings close
19–23 April 2022 Auditions Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin
26 April 2022 Semi-finalists notified
11–14 July 2022 Coaching Academy, Wellington
16–17 July 2022 Semi-finals, Wellington
Saturday 23 July 2022 Grand Final Gala, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington 




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