Adelaide Festival Centre will showcase an array of talented finalists in its Students Got Talent competition to represent and support international students.

The 11 finalists will take the stage at Her Majesty Theatre on February 13 competing for $9500 in prize money.

After receiving over 50 submissions, the finalists were carefully selected to offer a night of talent ranging from beatboxing to traditional music.

The free event provides the perfect opportunity for locals to show their support for Adelaide’s 30,000 international students impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Among the countries represented in the event are Malaysia, Philippines, India, China, Iran, Indonesia and Vietnam.

The talent competition will be hosted by Adelaide comedian Jason Chong and presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s Student Summer Series as part of StudyAdelaide’s Summer in Adelaide program.

The program has been created to offer free and low-cost events and activities for international students over the summer holidays while they are unable to return to their home country.

Adelaide Festival Centre CEO and Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM says, “it’s certainly a challenging time for international students in South Australia and all over the world. They’ve been separated from their loved ones for a long time, and now they face a lengthy study break without the option of going home to their families.

“Students Got Talent is all about making international students feel welcome in our community while providing some entertainment during this difficult period.”

StudyAdelaide CEO Karyn Kent says, “StudyAdelaide has been delighted with the response by the South Australian community to support international students during our summer program. Adelaide Festival Centre’s Students Got Talent is a flagship event that the students have embraced in return”.

Tickets are available now and the event will be livestreamed, courtesy of Channel 44.