This week sees the grand finals of the Lexus Song Quest, 2018. Over the decades the award has boosted many a young opera singer's career, as well as being a significant confidence booster in this highly competitive artform. This year, the five finalists are Joel Amosa, Eliza Boom, Joe Haddow, Manase Latu and Filipe Manu. The winner was announced on Saturday night. It was Joel Amosa. Lynn Freeman congratulates Joel live from our Auckland studio, and we hear the winning aria, thanks to RNZ Concert, who are recording the event.