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The Voice Australia – The Final Teams Picked. Who Do You Think Will Win?

Finally the judges have got the teams for their live shows.

The big controversy was Soli being flicked for Holly Tapp on Team Joel. Personally I think it was the correct decision. Also I was a bit disappointed to see Julian Simonz gone just because we won’t get to see his wife looking on adoringly from the sidelines.

Here are the teams tell me what you think and who you think will win:

TEAM Ricky

Elly Oh

Sabrina Batshon

C Major (aka Carlos Velesquez)

Jackson Thomas



ZK (aka Zaachariaha Fielding and Kristal West)

Gabriel and Cecelia

Matt Verevis

Anja Nissen



Holly Tapp

Taila Gouge

Frank Lakoudis

Isaac McGovern

TEAM Kylie

Kat Jade

John Lingard

Johnny Rollins

Robbie Balmer



1 daisy { 06.17.14 at 11:23 am }

RR, I agree with you re Soli and Holly.
I might play a Holly CD because she would probably choose the kind of music I like, whereas, no matter how well they sang, I would never play a belter like Sabrina, Soli or Elly Ooops.

And btw, I liked Holly’s easy clothing style.

2 daisy { 06.17.14 at 11:27 am }

My favs are JT, Gabriel from the bro and sister duo, Isaac and Robbie.
I also think C major did a great job on blurred lines so I will be watching to see what he does next.

Funny, I usually prefer female singers, but I think the girls are going for volume and vocal strength this year. Yawn.

3 Mark { 06.17.14 at 11:36 am }

A better show last night with half the singers stepping up, but the other half failing badly.

Team Will – all the boys really stepped up, but the piano playing hat outclassed the others, if only just.

Tean Kylie – Even Lionel surprised me by going up a gear, even if he did crunch a few doing it, but it wasn’t enough. Robbie definitely has something so Kylie made the right decision.

Team Ricky – Why all three of these singers aren’t in the finals is a disgrace, but we’ve had this discussion already about the best singers not getting thru. I thought Thando really stepped up and took the roof off, but Elly really took it to another level. Fely was good too, so Ricky did have a hard choice to make. I’m glad he took Elly.

Which brings us to Team Joel – As far as I’m concerned all of his girls failed badly last night. Surfer girl seemed to be totally overcome by nerves and had none of the control of her previous performance. Soli’s performance was a train wreck – bum note everywhere and an unemotional performance. She’s much better than that, but again nerves or the occasion overwhelmed her. Which leaves Joel’s favourite Aussie country chick – Holly. Pretty ordinary. And nowhere near as good as the two who were dropped from Ricky’s team.

4 Evan { 06.17.14 at 12:10 pm }

Where are Harrison Craig and Karise Eden these days?
Will the winner of the Voice this year have any more longer lasting success in the music industry?

5 Carol (without the e) { 06.17.14 at 12:12 pm }

What is it that Robbie has? (Team Kylie)

I really preferred Megan Longhurst – the Newcastle girl (not just because I’m a Novocastrian).

In fact, when Kylie chose Robbie over Megan I went “What?!?!?!” and scared my cat (who was fast asleep on my lap) into next week!!!

I really thought he was the weakest of the 3.

6 daisy { 06.17.14 at 12:16 pm }

Carol without, I liked Megan too. She almost had a little Piaf in there.
And doesn’t she seem like a genuinely nice girl.

7 Eliza { 06.17.14 at 12:36 pm }

Carol, I liked Megan as well and agree if it’s about ‘the voice’ then she would be through. Robbie, I don’t know.. but I would be more inclined to listen to his music after the show, I guess. I was happy he was through. I also think that girls who can just sing well have a harder time of it.. you either need to be quirky like Kat who doesn’t have as good of a voice, or skank it up. It you’re a boy who can just sing well, but maybe not as well, it’s easier. Amiright?!

8 kjmorse { 06.17.14 at 12:38 pm }

Kat with the ears on team Kylie does my head in- just because of the ears.

I fast forwarded though all bar Lionel Cole on team Kylie- & was very disappointed he wasn’t chosen, but that also could have been due to the songs they chose.

And what was the point of the mentors as far as I could see they didn’t really do anything,

9 Eliza { 06.17.14 at 12:38 pm }

Evan, at one stage I heard Karise was focusing on her writing and she was doing some musical festivals like Blues and Roots or something. No mainstream success though…

kjmores, Kat’s cat ears drive me insane too. Give it up already. Are you 10?

10 Evan { 06.17.14 at 12:47 pm }

The X Factor seems to have a better record of its contestants going to have some sort of success in the industry – Dami, Samantha Jade, Taylor Henderson.
The exception to that is of course Altiyan, but we can blame Ronan Keating for pimping him so much as the supposed new rock hero.

11 Reality Raver { 06.17.14 at 12:58 pm }

Mark – Agree there is a plethora of riches on Team Ricky. Fely and Thando are better then any of Joel’s that made the live shows.

Daisy – I have no idea who will win maybe one of the duos. I think they will want a marketable pop singer this year. Considering Harrison the crooner and Karise the blues singer don’t appear to have any legs.
Eliza – I like Robbie’s voice but his stage charisma is lacking.
Evan – Agree but Altiyan was entertaining to watch.

12 Eliza { 06.17.14 at 1:02 pm }

True about X Factor. I find that show more entertaining, too. I think on X Factor they do focus more on that broad appeal/mainstream success. This show on the other hand gets too caught up in itself and finding someone ‘unique’ but then they let them get lost in it all, maybe? The Voice really does need to find themselves someone who can be more of a mainstream success otherwise most people will question its validity (seeing as acts like Rosie H can find their own success in quieter festivals, etc).

On the other hand though, some of the stuff coming out of the X Factor contestants seems to be more quantity over quality. I have downloaded most of Sammi’s songs but that’s mostly as they are great exercise songs because of their tempo and beat. Dami’s songs have followed the same sort of genre. I am a little disappointed, considering the quality of both of these lady’s voices, that the record labels don’t do more with them. I want to hear their voices, not autotune with a dance beat all the time.

I think Fely should have gone on X Factor rather than The Voice. I think she would have had a better chance.

I have already said my favs on the previous thread but I noticed that we all seem to somewhat dismiss Anja.. she has a good voice and could be a surprise contender. This show would be SO much better if we could just vote out Team Joel and Team Kylie (minus Robbie) and continue on with Teams Will and Ricky.

13 Eliza { 06.17.14 at 1:07 pm }

Daisy, you liked the G&C songs I posted from YouTube? I have pinpointed what it is I don’t like, it is when Gabriel goes high.. really high.. then I hear the cats. But I loved that last song I posted. He reminded me a bit of Jason Mraz when he is at his best. The tone was lovely.. I would actually listen to those songs. I am going to listen to them again later.. love it!

14 Trent { 06.17.14 at 1:23 pm }

The final 4 will be:

Team Kylie – Johnny Rollins
Team Joel – Frank Lakoudis
Team Will.I.Am – Matt Verevis

Team Ricky is hard to pick because they should be the final 4, but i will take a guess at C Major.

15 Mark { 06.17.14 at 1:34 pm }

The winner will be whoever the producers want it to be. But here are my predictions anyway:
Team will – Anja
Team Kylie -Johnny
Team Ricky – Elly
Team Joel – Holly.

16 Eliza { 06.17.14 at 1:39 pm }

I can only dream it will be:

TEAM Ricky – Jackson Thomas

TEAM Will – Gabriel and Cecelia

TEAM Joel – Isaac McGovern

TEAM Kylie – Robbie Balmer

But knowing this show, my favs will be eliminated early and this show will become totally boring as it has in the past two seasons.

17 daisy { 06.17.14 at 4:50 pm }

Eliza @13, yes, but I have only ever noticed the sister hitting the occasional shrill note. I find Gabrielle’s voice quite warm like a woodwind instrument.
I am thinking sis’s voice will mellow with age.

I like your top 4. Isn’t it weird how it is really a guy’s year.

I hope Lionel has gone somewhere warm for the next voice comp. It’s too chilly for his willy here atm.

18 daisy { 06.17.14 at 5:15 pm }

Eliza, google Massive Attack and Portische….
Give me a reason. It’s on my mp3 player atm.

19 daisy { 06.17.14 at 5:20 pm }

Budha Bar, Spirit of Siddartha; El payo, featuring Marga Nero. andar No Ar.

20 daisy { 06.17.14 at 5:39 pm }

Only Trust Your Heart, Joao Y Astrid Gilberto, Samba e Bossa Nova.

21 emp { 06.18.14 at 12:50 am }

The less I see of Kat and her gimmicky ears the better. She butchered the Paramore song that got her through the finals.

22 ursula { 06.18.14 at 10:40 am }

The ZK singing “Say Something” was the best performance so far. I can’t believe I’m the only person to comment!! Re-live the moment

Also Joel picking Holly was as stupid as him picking Prinnie over Mahalia Barnes

23 daisy { 06.18.14 at 11:16 am }

Ursula, Joel knows from personal experience you can get famous in the music industry without being able to sing.

And Kat is just annoying now. She defies the titles of the show.

24 Mark { 06.18.14 at 11:56 am }


oh, I like Kat. She’s crazy and on the edge.

Also, nice too true comment about Joel’s non-singing ability.

25 daisy { 06.18.14 at 3:19 pm }

Yeah Mark, I am rather crazy myself, but I might get tired of her screaming in my ear.

On the other hand, maybe I would think, “Go for it. The sooner you lose your voice the better”. But then she’s no chance of winning. I am liking Robbie from team Kylie.

26 Eliza { 06.18.14 at 3:27 pm }

Crazy can be ok in small doses. I am very quiet so crazy people can get on my nerves easily. It’s the cat ears that really does it for me. We get it now, it was kind of cute the first time.. and only the first.

LOL Joel is a poster boy for not being able to sing! I like him though.

Daisy, yep, that song of G&C that I really like, Cecilia is guilty of letting the cat out of the bag there, big time. I hear it. There are other songs where Gabriel is guilty too. Other than that I am a converted fan.. just no really high notes please. I totally agree Gabriel has a really nice tone.

27 daisy { 06.18.14 at 4:26 pm }

Eliza, there is loud and in your face crazy (Kat) then, there is think outside the box and likes a bit of adventure crazy.
And even lots of other versions.
Just letting you know I am not the former.

28 Eliza { 06.18.14 at 6:14 pm }

When I say ‘crazy’ I mean loud and in your face. Otherwise I would probably use outgoing or full of energy haha. We need outgoing people to make life more fun for us quiet ones. Mind you, I can still pull out some ‘crazy’ at times.

29 daisy { 06.18.14 at 6:42 pm }

Eliza, I have a lovely serene bf who is a good listener but poor initiator. I am the party girl and social planner. It’s a good fit.
I bring the fun (and food). She brings the serenity.

30 Mark { 06.18.14 at 6:43 pm }

Given the show is so structured, I think we need Kat’s anarchic craziness for some balance. But yes I wouldn’t have wanted to be in John Linguard’s seat when she let out one of her screams. right next to his ear. The look on his face was priceless. And I found myself going: “Do that again, do that again.”

31 Esmeralda { 06.18.14 at 8:45 pm }

Ursula love ZK. I hope they win. They are really special.

32 Eliza { 06.19.14 at 12:06 am }

Wow, she sounds like me, Daisy. No wonder we get on so well!

Mark, I loved John’s reactions to Kat, too. Hahaha!

33 daisy { 06.19.14 at 9:36 am }

Eliza she’s about 5’7 or 8, with a beautiful slim figure, thick Mulan hair and is Chinese and gorgearrrse. She’s 38 but looks 28.

She’d definitely be the pick of the bus. And she’s lovely and kind hearted. And never says a mean or gossipy word about anyone.

34 Eliza { 06.19.14 at 5:25 pm }

Well, total opposites in look, then! Except for the youthful looks.. I get to be 20 for a long time :)

Sounds like a catch!

35 Carol (without the e) { 06.20.14 at 3:46 pm }

Speaking of winners… look at this loser: “abandons” Voice lady. Really? You don’t think you just frightened the hell out of him by being such a freaky looking scrag?

Or maybe he’s busy working on… um… THE VOICE!!!

What a complete fool she’s made of herself. Dressed like a porn star… behaving like the worst of the worst on the streets of LA. The only attention she was getting was amused/frightened/shocked passers by and boobie infatuated guys who thought they might cop an eyeful if they hung around long enough.

What a pathetically off centre whack job she turned out to be.

36 daisy { 06.20.14 at 4:24 pm }

Class act. Any how, she should stick to being a drag queen, especially if the do Pricilla QotD the stage show. She might also make a good Kardashian.

And why would Will be there now anyway, while TV is still in production? I think she has burrrrned any credibility or any chance she might have had with Will, but the Honey BooBoo producers might pick her up.

37 Carol (without the e) { 06.20.14 at 4:30 pm }

Will might be a smart man but his biggest mistake was feeding that EGO of hers by calling her Voice Lady.

I bet he wishes he could eat his words.

I LOVED the look on her face when she knew it was over. She so thought she had it in the bag! It was a 2 part enjoyment for me.

1. when he didn’t pick her outright to go to the finals
2. when he left her out in the cold with no more attention

Now, just like a naughty ADHD child, she’s out there trying to get attention… but it’s the wrong kind.

Nut job!

(can you tell I don’t like her?)

38 daisy { 06.20.14 at 4:34 pm }

Carol, it’s as out there as her boozies.

If she sticks to her genre, trash drag queen, she should have a career.

I didn’t like her voice either. Reminds me of the lady across the road when I was a kid. Mum used to call her Mrs Screamer because of the way she yelled at her kids.

39 daisy { 06.23.14 at 11:17 pm }

That toilet that Will was frothing over…they are old news in Japan. They have different sorts but it’s liks a friendly and familiar car wash and dry for your bum and other bits. You have options like wash up and down, wash back, wash fd, blow dry, and little friendly pat when you are done.

And warm seats and music. Maybe playing “Wash the dishes, dry the dishes, turn the dishes over”.

40 daisy { 06.23.14 at 11:42 pm }

Hooray Gabriel and Celia are my favs from Will’s team. How good is Will saying they were all rocky. Matt is good but he’s a bit Buble. If he could just get some edginess, and leave the hats off.

41 daisy { 06.24.14 at 12:36 am }

Joel definitely has the weakest team. This is where better singers get out because they are on better teams, while weaker ones get a free ride.
And what the hell did Ricky do to CMajor? Was he trying to recreate La Vida Loca? That performance was way to busy with bongos and stupid Saturday Night Live dancers.

Kylie, borified Kat. What was she thinking there, turning her into a Samantha Jade? And who knew Kat could sing?

42 daisy { 06.24.14 at 12:40 am }

Ellie Oh was good, but Jackson…BEST OF THE NIGHT.

And Oh Sabrina smashed it with apparent ease. GREAT JOB.

43 Eliza { 06.24.14 at 1:12 am }

Daisy, I was too scared to try the toilets in Japan!

You can see my MASSIVE, MAMMOTH post about the show on the Open Post. Oh but I do agree with you about everything going on in C-Major’s performance. I liked him, not so much everything else. I am in two minds about Kat, too. Might confuse people as well.. who is this new girl? It was nice to see her face though.

Not even going to bother with ‘Voice Lady’ she gave me the sh*ts from day one. Her voice was like screeching breaks.

44 daisy { 06.24.14 at 1:22 am }

Oh no Eliza, I had the works, wash and blow dry while a robot geisha played the samesen.

On Scary I normally DON’T like her at all because she’ s mean and bossy when people disagree with her. I was going to steer clear but there was nothing else on then so they got me.

45 John Smith { 06.25.14 at 5:36 pm }

Johnny Rollins or Jackson Thomas will win it