Holly wins Queenstown Songstars 2012


A Ziptrek flying fox guide’s powerful performance on the final night has seen her take out Queenstown’s second Songstars contest.

Holly Arrowsmith, 19, was voted runner-up on the show’s first and second nights at Arrowtown Hall, dipping out both times to Lincoln University student Maggie Ruddenklau, 19.

However, the audience voted Arrowsmith the winner of last night’s show – and after the votes had been tallied over the three nights she leapfrogged into the lead.

Arrowsmith wins $1000 and now has the chance to record her original song Wolves and Moons which she performed over the three nights.

Ruddenklau took out second place overall whilst third was a tie between Irishman Eamonn McNicholas and the show’s youngest contestant 16-year-old Ruby Bain.

At last night’s show Ruddenklau was judged runner-up and Queenstown taxi driver Marc Hamilton came third.