Stars of stage and screen, Luke Carroll and Casey Donovan will return to host the Deadlys in 2013.
Casey and Luke hosted a successful Deadlys in 2012 and are excited by the Deadlys show being planned by organisers, tipped to be the best yet.
“This year’s show is one not to be missed. And I can promise there will be a few surprises, uplifting and memorable performances and be absolutely entertaining for audiences,” Deadlys Executive Producer Gavin Jones says.
Both Luke and Casey are Deadly Award nominees this year – Luke for his performance in the ABC award winning drama Redfern Now, and Casey for Female Artist of the Year. Both are no strangers to the Deadlys. Luke is a 2009 Deadly Male Actor of the Year and hosted of the Deadlys from 2007 to 2010, and in 2012. He is well known for his acting roles and was nominated for his role playing Eddie in the Richard Frankland film, Stone Bros in 2010.
In 2011, he entered the world of children’s television when he was announced as a host of ABC TV’s long running kids show, Playschool. He played the lead in the ABC comedy series Woollo 2011. His other screen credits include The Tender Hook and Children of the Revolution, and the television series Home and Away and The Alice.
Casey shot to national stardom in 2004 as a 16 year old winning Australian Idol. That year she also accepted her first Deadly Award for Most Promising New Talent in Music and has maintained a close association with the Deadlys® ever since, bringing her powerhouse vocals to the Opera House centrestage with her spine-tingling performances.
She is well-known and highly respected for her role playing Mama Cass in the hit stage production Flowerchildren, and is currently hosting NITV’s new music show Fusion.
Deadly Award finalists have been announced and voting in Australia’s largest Indigenous awards night is now open at deadlys.com.au/vote. Strong finalists across all award categories have ensured the Deadlys® will be a night to be remembered.
Tickets to the Deadlys are on sale through the Opera House booking office (02) 9250 7777 or head to http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/the_deadlys_2013.aspx
The Deadlys 2013 will air on SBS ONE on Sunday 14 September at 9.30pm and repeated on NITV on Wednesday 18 September at 9.30pm. The Deadly Vibe Group produces the Deadlys®, Vibe 3on3, InVibe, Deadly Vibe, Deadly Sounds and Deadly TV. For more information about products: www.vibe.com.au
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