The Voice Australia – The Fifth Audition Episode – It Was Ricky’s Night To Get Singers
Jess Berney, the 24 year old from South Australi, could be the dark horse to win series. She has a good voice and she also has a compelling back story. These are the two crucial elements you need to win a reality TV singing competition. And she is also likeable.
Her voice was like a choir boy’s and she sang Pie Jesu however her look was a bit different, it is more tomboy. Her backstory is a heartwarming one about tolerance and acceptance. She comes from a very religious family her father is a minister and she is gay. They were fine with that and accept and love her and her fiance. Will.i.am was the first to turn around and then Kylie and Joel. Joel was urging Ricky to turn around and he did. This was a dumb move by Joel as she ended up picking to go with Team Ricky. If Ricky is smart he will take her through to the live shows.
Ricky was raking the singers in last night. He got Carly Yelayotis who sang Stay. She was using The Voice for a career break and she spoke about a douche she had been going out with who told her while they were on holiday was with a guy who told her choose between me or your career. She kicked him to the kerb. had a lovely tone but her range was a little weak. Kylie, Joel and Ricky all pressed and she said she felt something and it was Ricky.
Brandon Duff who sang are quirky but ordinary version of Skinny Love was picked by Ricky. His mother who is the ultimate child mum showed more energy from the sidelines.
Taila Gouge is a 17 year old country singer has just finished high school but has some serious musical CV she opened for Tina Arena and Shannon Noll. Also country girl band The Mclymonts sent her a special message She sang Stuck Like Glue. To be honest I was expecting better but it will be interesting to see her perform again. Joel was the only one who turned.
Jacob Lee is 19 years old and he sang Battle Scars. Will.i.am was the only one who turned around which was surprising as he had an interesting voice. Though these young boys are starting to look and sound the same.
Brother/sister duo Gabriel and Cecilia from Byron sang Laura Palmer. They were OK in that folksy, hippe way and Ricky and Joel turned but it was Ricky who sealed the deal.
Keely Brittain who is 16 year old from WA she lives in a shack three months a year whilst salmon fishing. She was very pretty and sang Love Story.However nerves hit her voice and she did not get anyone to turn. Joel was disappointed when he saw how pretty she was. She was told to come back next year.
Tom Oliver who is 21 years of age, auditioned two years ago with his mate. Joel at the time said there was one voice he liked. They did not ask him which one so he has been wondering. Maybe it was not his as Joel did not turn but Kylie did. Expect him to be collateral damage in the battle rounds.
Who are you liking in the audition?
Tonight Sabrina Batshon the former top ten Idol singer is auditioning and that will be interesting indeed.
The Voice Australia on NINE tonight at 7.30pm