Angela's in with a chance

GYMPIE'S newest rising talent, Angela Bahr, has a one-in-six chance to get on the road to a career in the music industry.

The James Nash Year 10 student was selected from hundreds of entrants to perform live in the regional heat of the Telstra Road to Discovery in Bundaberg on Sunday.

If she wins, Angela will go on to attend the Telstra Road to Discovery Boot Camp in Sydney - a three-day music mentoring workshop in December.

"I'm very nervous," she said about her impending performance.

"But excitement always comes with nerves."

Angela, 15, has worked hard to reach this stage and for the past six months has been getting guitar lessons and mentoring from professional musician and music teacher, Lee Turner.

"Angela's got the x-factor," he said.

"She's got the whole look, the talent and the technique.

"It's now just a matter of ongoing training to hone her skills with a focus towards writing more original work.

"I've been very impressed with how far Angela's come in this last six months."

Angela entered the competition by providing two film clips of her original songs, Chin up Soldier and Anchor. You can check them out on YouTube.

The regional heat of the Telstra Road to Discovery will be held at Bundy in Bloom, Alexandra Park, Quay St from 3.30pm on Sunday.

Entrants will be eyeing off the finals and the chance to win a major prize of a 12-month mentorship package and a trip to perform in Nashville, USA.