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Youthtown music out of Girls’ High

Out of 48 spots in the Play it Strange Youthtown songwriting competition, Gisborne Girls’ High School songwriters took out 12 places. This means each pair of the young composers wins a professional recording of their song.

And the winners and their song titles are . . .

Give it a Go category

Bubbie Wharepapa and Grace Kautai — Brothers and Sisters

Fariha Fatema and Sophie Wilson — Face it

Arieal Middleton and Caira Bruce — Grow up

Ripeka Akurangi and Timana Pokoati — Korero Mai

Layana Keelan-Tuapawa and Berny Tupou — Reality

Else Pauwels and Claire Ellmers — Small but Strong

Skye Kawhena-Nepia and Ratu Pourau — Whakapehapeha

Voice of our Youth category

Aliya Ali and Giana-Lee Moore — Best Days of our Lives

Briar James and Lucy Davis —Cathedrals of Promises

Marara Mahue and Keira Evison — Teenage Repeat

Wairere Lewis and Abigail Moa — Teenybopper

Te Raipine Rangiuaia and Bailey Chaffey — Whanau

Out of the 48, 20 finalist songs will be chosen to be recorded and mastered for the 2020 Youthtown Songwriting Competition album, which will be available for free download and streaming on the Play It Strange website, playitstrange.org.nz