Solo musician, 19
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Dudley certainly isn't just another beatnik-looking muso with rocks for brains!
Not only is he a talented budding singer and guitarist, he's also a dedicated student - studying geology and geography at Canterbury University.
Dudley's goal is to be a working geologist, but he'd also love the opportunity to pursue his passion for music further.
This shy cutie first auditioned for New Zealand's Got Talent with the band he performs with in pubs and clubs around Darfield. He then double-dipped by sneaking back a second time to audition as a solo artist.
He and his band didn't win the judges over. But their lead singer did!
Dudley has been having singing lessons and learning the acoustic guitar for a short time, but he's got a musical maturity beyond his years.
"I only play and sing as a hobby at the moment, but I am really motivated and enthusiastic," he says.
"I promise I would definitely push myself so much further if I was to go further in this competition."