Next week Billy Russell, Jordan Loukas or Ryan Stuart will see their life transformed as they become a new, fulltime television presenter for Channel [V].
The music channel will announce the winner live at its Homebake broadcast where the three will compete in a final on-air challenge.
Channel [V] has been searching for a new face for four months, after a nation-wide search which netted over 3000 applications. Former presenters for the channel have included Andrew Gunsberg, James Mathison, Jabba, Yumi Stynes and Andrew Mercado.
The final 3 are:
Hailing from Melbourne, Billy Russell has given up a lot to take part in [V] Presenter Search 2009. When he found out that he made the Top 30, he immediately quit his job in London and was on the first plane back to Australia so he could take part in the Melbourne auditions. A fiend for all things music, he counts The Clash, The Velvet Underground, Pixies, Sonic Youth and Sleater-Kinney among his favourite bands.
Whilst Sydneysider Jordan Loukas is no stranger to TV audiences having appeared on Australia’s Next Top Model Series 3, she’s now eager and ready to share her love of music with the rest of the country. With an eclectic taste in music, some of her all time favourites include Blondie, The Pretenders, Public Enemy, Lupe Fiasco, The Shins and Phoenix. Oh, and a little bit of Britney!
By day, Novocastrian Ryan Stuart works in corporate health, and by night he is an announcer on his local radio station. When he thinks of what sort of music he likes, his brain sort of explodes and spits out a thousand different bands and artists, but simply he is an indie kid at heart. His iPod is filled with the likes of Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Kasabian, Whitley, Red Riders, Yves Klein Blue and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.
One of the lucky three will join Danny Clayton, Kyle Linahan, Renee Bargh and Jane Gazzo when the winner is announced at [V] Presenter Search 2009 Finale: Live from Homebake from 3.00pm Saturday 5th December.
It will also stream on www.vmusic.com.au