Triple J Uneathed High

JJJ Unearthed Finalists Announced!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Shenton College’s “Arno Faraji” who won triple j Unearthed for 2017! Check out a video of the announcement on the COSAMP Facebook!

fter more than 1,000 songs coming in from High School acts right across the country over the four weeks of the competition, Triple J have announced the 2017 finalists for the annual Unearthed High competition! The competition celebrates nearly a decade of incredible teen discoveries including Japanese Wallpaper, Montaigne, Stonefield, Mosquito Coast and most recently Gretta Ray.

Announced August 7th, this year’s finalists include students from COSAMP member schools Shenton College, Darwin High School and Caulfield Grammar. Arno Faraji (Shenton College) is nominated for his track ‘Destiny’s’, with the station describing him as “one of the most exciting young hip hop artists in the country, with his keen, future-leaning productions only matched by his whip smart raps and oozing charisma.” Out of Darwin High School, with a track named ‘Hell In Every Religion’, is Stevie Jean. The 17-year-old marries an “unstoppable” voice with songwriting that is ignited with raw emotional power. “It’ll have you in a sweat by the time its four minutes are up, demanding you to experience it again,” Triple J says. Finally, Electronic duo SŸDE represent Caulfield Grammar with an already-popular jam entitled ‘Orbit’ (Ft. Ashe). “Juggling school and a burgeoning music career, this Melbourne duo’s super clean, chilled-house track ‘Orbit {Ft. Ashe}’ has struck a chord globally,” Triple J says, “amassing more than eight million plays on streaming services and lighting a path to big things ahead.”

We’d like to congratulate these students and the other finalist on a great achievement thus far. The winner will be announced on Thursday 17 August by Ben & Liam (Triple J Breakfast).

To see all the finalists for 2017, visit