16-year-old schoolgirl Ellie Drennan is a force to be reckoned with. She juggles full-time studies at high school with regular gigs every weekend as well as busking around her hometown on the Central Coast in New South Wales.
She started singing at the age of five and has played guitar since she was eight. She also won a scholarship at Gina Jefferies singing school where she received the opportunity to record an original song with country music star Rod McCormack.
Her hugely supportive mum, as well as singers Adele, Katy Perry, Matt Corby and Angus & Julia Stone are inspirations for her.
Despite her young age, Ellie has already performed in front of 70,000 people at the Carols in the Domain, her biggest audience to date.