Preview Reviews Voice Australia Season 9 Blind Auditions 2020
Locked and loaded for another season of the best singers in Australia…Preview Reviews Voice Australia Season 9 Blind Auditions 2020.
This post has been edited with two concise videos showcasing many acts in their blind auditions.
Sunday 7:00 pm: The Battles 1
The Battles begin. The top 48 pair off to fight for a place in the showdowns.
Monday 7:30 pm: The Battles 2
“The Blinds and the Battles were filmed pre-COVID, the series producers have planned…followed by a new section called the ‘Playoffs’ and the ‘Showdowns’.
Due to the COVID, 19 pandemic George and Kelly will be mentoring and watching performances from studios in London and LA, Guest mentor/coaches The Veronicas for George’s team, and Marcia Hines for Kelly’s team.
Kelly and George will be contributing to mentoring sessions via Facetime, and then sitting on their red chairs via satellite for the shows.
The Veronicas and Marcia Hines are guest mentors for The Playoffs, and they will be bringing out more ‘big names in Australian music’ to help the overseas coaches for the finals.
Not sure about the last claim…maybe the finale.
The Veronicas (who are guest mentors for Boy George’s team) are performing in The Playoffs as there were some dancers at The Voice studios doing a ‘guest performance’ today.
An interesting claim about the guest mentors. We will have to wait and see what transpires over the remaining part of the season.
The last All-Star with long wavy hair is Kat Jade, she follows a couple of contestants and every coach except Guy.
Team Guy Sebastian
Jimi the Kween
Timothy James Bowen
Team Delta – 1 more
Team Boy George
Caleb Jago Ward
Episode 10 Monday 15 June
Penelope Pettigrew auditioned with Alive. No Turns. Come back next season!
Lucy Griffiths 16 Years Old, failed to turn a chair on The Voice Australia but, the Gold Coast singer Lucy Griffiths says she left with an even bigger prize Lucy Griffiths – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – The Voice Australia 2020
Kat Jade returns at 30 years young…Top 8 All-Star from season 3… sang “If I Were A Boy” –
Steve Clisby a 74–year–old was on Season 2 and advanced to the Top 8. He believes his life experience will be an advantage this season. He has written and toured during the past seven years two albums and is looking forward to engaging the younger Voice audience by singing current songs. Delta and Kelly turned, and he chose to reunite with Delta again. Guy’s and George’s teams were full.
Sapphire Tamalemai 16 years old finally closed Kelly Rowland’s team auditioning with ‘Runnin’ (Lose it All) – Team Kelly
Wolf Winters 31-year-old has a deep resonating voice that is hard to forget. His rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound Of Silence’ that compelled Guy Sebastian to turn his chair, despite already having a full team, thus breaking the rules. However, for Guy, it was worth the arguments.
Episode 9 Sunday 14 June 2020… standby
Elyse Sene-Lefao – didn’t turn a chair last year, but had the Coaches fighting hard this time. Guy turned first then George, however, Kelly blocked George! Watch! Then Guy balls up and blocks Kelly towards the end of the audition. The block is fun but it denies the contestant the opportunity of choice…so who wins? Three chairs one choice. Team Guy! Well done Elyse!
Graeme Isaako – He knew what he wanted at 12 years of age and went for it. Living his dream, the father of two has travelled the world as a musical theatre pro, playing some of the most well–known and much–loved characters. A lot of energy in this audition…he turned Delta and George. He chose Delta!
Nathan Isaac – 23 years old from Sydney…He brought some serious moves to the Voice Stage with a sensational performance of You Spin Me Around. George turned early…then Delta left her button push to the last few notes…classic move. He chose George for a reason. Watch.
Clarissa Spata She is 38 from Sydney, presented a ‘flawless’ performance of Nessum Dorma. George blocked Delta for choice. Team George!
The panel remains unchanged this season, features Boy George, Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland, and Guy Sebastian.
Updated…the coaching drama is back…with a new tool, not one of the coaches, rather they all have the ability to BLOCK another coach in the blind auditions.
Spoilers for contestants
Among the auditioners this season are:
– an Australian Idol winner Natalie Gauci
– an actor from the Aussie soap opera Home and Away
– an Order of Australia medal winner
– the youngest artist ever to audition for The Voice, international franchises included might be Emmagen Rain, who would be the youngest at 12 years old.
– “TikTok star” is probably Sebastian Coe, whos already on the list. See episode 3 summary below.
Monday 8 June
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Jonathon Welch – This is The Moment by Jekyll and Hyde, George and Delta turned – Picked Team George
Ricky Muscat – Maria Maria by Santana, George and Kelly turned – Picked Team George
Callum Gleeson – Locomotion by Kylie Minogue, Turned Delta – Team Delta
Mark Furze – Blow by Chris Stapleton, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran, Turned Everyone – Picked Team Kelly
Sun. June 7th
Claudia Harrison – Different Worlds by Maureen McGovern, four chairs, Team Delta
Emma Mylott – Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Only Kelly Turned – Team Kelly
Bo´Ness – Dumb Things by Paul Kelly, Kelly and George turned – Team Kelly
Lyric McFarland – Good as Hell by Lizzo and So Good by Destiny´s Child, Turned Kelly and George – Team Kelly
Andy Dexterity – Imagine by John Lennon, four chairs – Team George
Johnny Manuel – Home by Diana King, four chairs Blocked Kelly – Team Guy
Bo’Ness – Callum and Jackson 16-year-old twins… Team Kelly
The Bo’Ness twins were relieved to turn a chair during their Blind Audition, let alone two. As Boy George and Kelly Rowland spun around to hear about their Australian music pedigree. They have grown up inside the Aussie music industry dropping serious brand names…Adam Brand is their godfather. Great harmonies and tone. One to watch and support!
Claudia Harrison – Team Delta
Claudia Harrison is a surfer, a skater, and a self–confessed tomboy. She grew up on a farm, riding dirt bikes and horses, climbing trees, and playing footy. Her opera singing grandfather taught her how to sing opera, giving Claudia a unique talent. Claudia is excited to leave her hometown in rural Perth for The Voice stage. Raw talented 18 years old! Watch her blossom this season!
Johnny Manuel – Home – Team Guy
Every single Coach turned for Johnny Manuel who gave a flawless rendition of the Diana Ross classic ‘Home’ Live. He was a contestant on America’s Got Talent more here.
Lyric McFarland – Good As Hell X So Good – Team Kelly
RnB soul singer Lyric returns to The Voice stage as an All-Star, having received a four-chair turn in Season 2. Since her last time on the show, Lyric has toured extensively with the Ministry of Sound, performed with live orchestras in big shows, and continued singing with her band, Brown Sugar. Her audition was fun, full vocals, and had a distinct maturity as a seasoned performer. Watch her this season!
Summary of Episode Six – full clips
Angela Fabian – Amazing Grace, Turned Delta, George, and Kelly – Picked Team George
Elishia Semaan – Never Really Over by Katy Perry, Turned Delta – Team Delta
Natalie Gauci – The Greatest by Sia, Guy, and Delta turned – Picked Team Guy
Xy Latu – Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder, Everyone turned – Picked Team Guy
Summary of Episode Five – Monday Night’s full clips…
All-Star Caleb Jago Ward – Confide In Me by Kylie Minogue, Turned George, Guy, and Delta – Team George
Carina Grace – It´s Raining Men by The Weather Girls, – No Turns
Georgia Caine – The River by Delta Goodrem, No Turns
Maddy Thomas – Nothing Breaks Like a Heart by Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson, Delta, George, Kelly turned – Team Delta
Soma Sutton – Hello by Lionel Ritchie, Guy, George, Kelly turned – Team Kelly
Joshua Jake – Happier by Ed Sheeran – No Turns
Alex Weybery – Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler, Everyone turned, Delta and Guy blocked – Team Kelly
Carina Grace “It’s Raining Men” this audition…
Soma Sutton sang “Hello” and be ready to hear a unique singing voice from the start…
During keyboard lessons as a five–year–old, Soma’s teacher told her she had a beautiful voice, and her passion for music was born. Soma went on to finish her high school years at the Australian Institute of Music and has been working as a singer ever since. 26–year–old Soma has a truly unique voice, which shocks people when they hear her sing. She dreams of releasing her own music and being able to connect to a broader audience and is hoping The Voice stage will bring her one step closer to that dream.
Maddy Thomas sang “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart full clip
Alex Weybury with Total Eclipse of the Heart
Caleb Jago-Ward and Delta’s is blocked. Caleb Jago-Ward with the great swagger he announced he was back an All-Star ready to roll. He then went on to own the Coach pitch process as we’ve never seen, with his cheeky quips and sassy attitude.
Episode Four – this Sunday night and coming…
All-Star Masha Mnjoyan – All By Myself by Celine Dion, Everyone Turned – Picked Team Kelly
Matt Evans – Need You tonight By INXS, Delta, Boy George, and Kelly turned, – Picked Team Delta
Kirby Burgess – Maybe This Time by Matt Corby, Guy and Kelly turned – Picked Team Guy
Emmagen Rain – Something Bad by Miranda Lambert, only Delta turned – Picked Boy George
Matt Gresham -Bruises by Lewis Capaldi, Delta, Guy block, and Kelly turned – Picked Team Delta
Siala Robson – Other Than You, her original song, Everyone Turned – Picked Team Boy George
Kirby Burgess available Maybe This Time audition…
Emmagen Rain Somethin’ Bad
Matt Evans sang Need You Tonight by INXS and performed like a lead band singer…he chose Delta as his coach.
Masha Mnjoyan performing All by Myself – she is from Armenia. At the age of 18, she won The Voice Armenia in 2013. She hasn’t just manifested or imagined it, she has actually done it. What a vocal! A definite one to watch…
Matt Gresham sang Bruises for his audition…three coaches turned, Kelly, Guy, and Delta (she blocked Guy) and he looked genuinely upset. In the end, he chose Delta. Back where he belongs back on stage. The behind the scene content is the best!
Siala Robson “Other Than You” Auditioned an original delivered a well-earned four-chair turn. She is 18 years of age from the Gold Coast Queensland…she ended up choosing George as her coach much to the dismay of the other three.
Episode Three Auditions completed.
Summary – Tuesday Night’s episode featured an All-star Jessie’s return to the stage after last season. He seems more focused and mature in his approach. Others listed below.
Ella Monnery – “Higher Love” and she picked Kelly (3 chairs – Guy didn’t turn)
Jesse Teinaki – “When The Party’s Over” he picked Delta (4 chairs). This is an emotional reunion for her for reasons revealed below.
Sebastian Coe – “Sucker” – default George turned.
Bukhu Ganburged – “Mother and Father” he picked Guy (4 chairs)
Luke Biscan – “Resolution” with both Kelly and Guy turning… he picked Guy (2 chairs)
Phoebe Jay – “Man! I Feel Like a Woman! “(no chairs turn)
There will be two new rounds called The Showdown and The Playoffs. The Block will also be introduced this season, with coaches getting two blocks instead of one.
However, according to NW magazine, Kelly Rowland and Boy George’s roles will be downscaled to make way for local talent to step in. Read on.
COVID 19 Changes in Production
George and Kelly are temporarily replaced by Jessica Mauboy and Conrad Sewell. While George and Rowland will check in from their overseas locations from time to time.
A Channel Nine spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: ‘We can confirm we remain committed to our four superstar Coaches – Delta Goodrem, Boy George, Kelly Rowland and Guy Sebastian – and have no plans to replace them with any other artists.’
Before adding: ‘We have filmed the Blind Auditions and Battles thus far, and will have more to share on the later rounds of The Voice closer to those dates.’
Two new hosts, Darren McMullen and Renee Bargh.
Filming of season nine was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, in which time coaches Guy Sebastian and Kelly Rowland, and new host Renee Bargh, were still overseas.
‘Filming of The Voice has been temporarily postponed in the wake of the coronavirus and new Government protocols,’ they said.
Source for quoted material The Daily Mail.
Pictured from left: Boy George, Delta Goodrem, (new hosts Darren McMullen and Renee Bargh), Guy Sebastian, and Kelly Rowland.
Ella Monnery sang Higher Lover for her audition…she joined Team Kelly.
The 23-year-old singer had three chairs turn, Guy fell asleep for some reason. She had a lot of energy and spirit on stage. Originally from New Zealand she lives in Victoria now.
Jesse Teinaki – his audition will be airing exactly 1 year after his first appearance. He chose to join Delta…
Watch this encore presentation
Luke Biscan his audition sang “Resolution” he chose Guy.
Olivia Kelly (per her Instagram post) she sang “Video Games” for her audition… 19-year-old Olivia Kelly said her debut on The Voice was her first serious attempt at singing in the past three years.
Sebastian Coe sang “Sucker” with George his coach.
Bukhu Ganburged Instagram He is a Mongolian throat singer who performed Mother and Father. Listen/Watch this rare talent. He is living in Sydney now.
Episode 2 Summary
Janie Gordon – “Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac, Everyone Turned – Picked Team Delta
Stephanie Cole – “The Middle” by Zedd, Turned Guy and Delta – Picked Team Guy
All-Star Chris Sebastian – “Jealous” by Labrinth, Everyone turned – Picked Team Kelly
Charlie MacFarlane – “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles, George, and Kelly turned – Picked Team Kelly
Megan Vuilleman – “Emotion” by Destiny´s Child, No Chair Turns but Kelly performed a duet with her. Nice work Kelly!
Jimi the Kween – “Wicked Game” by Chris Issak, Everyone Tuned – Picked Team Guy
Timothy Bowen – “I Can´t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt, Everyone Turned – Picked Team Guy
Jimi The Kween “Wicked Game” episode 2 performance video finally released…
Janie Gordon sang Songbird and chose Delta to be her coach. Smart choices all around. Young fresh and talented…expect her to do well this season with the right coaching from Delta!
Chris Sebastian full audition in this clip watch… He chose Kelly as his coach after much angst… All-Star returns from 9 years ago…Season 1. Powerhouse professional performance. Smart choice to be away from his brother as he has been a big influence in the past no doubt. One to watch!
Stephanie Cole sang “The Middle” 24-year old from Adelaide turned Delta and Guy…she chose Guy to be her coach. Agree with the panels’ remarks in she overcompensated with all the runs but the building blocks, vocals were strong. Will watch her develop under Guy’s coaching.
Charlie McFarlane sang “Sign of The Times” for his blind audition… Geoge and Kelly turned. He performed in a One Direction tribute band, he is originally from Scotland as his speaking voice revealed. Watch Kelly struggle to make out his words…I thought he was in a One Day band! Anyway, raw vocals, young and has the potential to grow in this competition with Kelly. I hope they show some of their interactions this season!
Timothy James Bowen four-chair turn…with his audition “I Can’t Make You Love Me” for a four-chair turn. Then his bonus original song dedicated to his wife. Best vocal and controlled presentation this season so far and one of the best auditions ever! I wrote that before I watched Delta say almost the same thing…Charming, moving, and did not want it to end. He is 30 years of age and from Minnamurra NSW…and he chose Guy as his coach! Best male vocal ever on the Aussie series...must be a finalist and go on to bigger things! Memorable double audition! Hit repeat! Congrats to you Tim on the audition and good health to you and your family!
Episode One Auditions
Delta used the show’s first block against coach George…memorable. Unlike other franchises, the block can be used after the singing is complete.
Summary Episode 1
Virginia Lillye – Barracuda by Heart; Turned Boy George, Delta – Team Boy George
Adam Ludewig – Leave the Light On by Tom Walker, Turned everyone – Team Guy Sebastian
Despina Savva – Idon´twannabeyouanymore by Billie Eilish, Turned everyone – Team Boy George
Stellar Perry – Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga, Turned everyone – Team Delta
All-Star Jon Wiza – Don´t StoAll-Staring by Journey, – No chair turns The Voice Colombia
Josh Pywell – Run to Paradise by The Choirboys, turned Delta, and Guy – Team Guy Sebastian
Roxane Lebrasse – Best of My Love by The Emotions, Turned everyone – Team Boy George
Roxane Lebrasse with Best of My Love… Team George
Virginia Lillye with Barracuda by Heart… Team George
Adam Ludewig sang “Leave a Light On”… Team Guy
Despina Savva sang “idontwannabeyouanymore” – Team George
Stella Perry sang “Always Remember Us This Way”… Team Delta…
Josh Pywell sang “Run To Paradise”… Team Guy
Here are the full-length performances and no guarantee uploaded.
ADAM LUDEWIG, 4 chair turner, Team Guy
The production team has decided to give him some excessive promo.
DESPINA SAVVA, 4 chair turner, Team George
ROXANE LEBRASSE, 4 chair turner, Team George
A fun, lively audition with work to do this season.
VIRGINIA LILLYE, Delta and George turn, Team George
Your token Aussie rocker chick this season.
JON WIZA, ALL-STAR, No chairs
First All-Star of the season, he’s from La Voz Colombia. Not a memorable audition.
JOSH PYWELL, Guy and Delta turned, Team Guy
STELLAR PERRY, 4 chair turn, Team Delta
An emotional audition from Stellar – the pick of this bunch as one to watch this season.
The following names can all be seen in various trailers shown by Voice AU social media. Follow but do not seek spoiler information.
Adam Ludewig Instagram – the mullet guy in the promo, sang Leave A Light On for blind – episode one Team Guy.
Amanda “Stellar” Perry- Instagram – goth-looking girl in the promo, sang Always Remember Us This Way for blind episode one – Team Delta.
Andy Dexterity Instagram – the guy doing finger dances before he sang on the promo
Angela Fabian Instagram – braided black woman in the promo, sang Amazing Grace for blind
Bo’Ness Instagram – twin brothers, shown in IG Story promo, sang Dumb Things for the blinds
Bukhu Ganburged Instagram
Caleb Jago-Ward* Instagram – from TVAUS4
Charlie McFarlane Instagram – seen on the promo
Chris Sebastian** Instagram – brother of coach Guy Sebastian, from TVAUS1 -expected episode two…
Claudia Harrison Instagram – a girl with a surfboard in promo
Despina Savva Instagram – shown in IG Story promo, sang idontwannabeyouanymore for blind… episode 1 Team George
Dylan James Instagram – seen in the promo
Ella Monnery Instagram – confirmed on reveal day
Elyse Senelefao Instagram
Emmagen Rain Instagram – youngest contestant ever to audition for a Voice franchise, confirmed in a press release
Janie Gordon Instagram – shown in IG Story promo, sang Songbird for blind
Jesse Teinaki** Instagram – from TVAUS8, sang when the party’s over for blind
Jimi the Kween Instagram – confirmed on reveal day
Johnny Manuel** Instagram – from AGT S12, sang Home (The Wiz) for blind
Josh Pywell Instagram – the guy who gives Delta a back ride on one of the promos – episode one – Team Guy
Kirby Burgess Instagram – possibly the blond woman with red lipstick in the silver dress on one of the promos
Luke Biscan Instagram – possibly the long-curly-haired guy with a guitar in one of the promos
Mark Furze Instagram – bald rocker guy in promo
Masha Mnjoyan* Instagram – winner of The Voice Armenia, sang All By Myself for blind
Matt Evans Instagram – curly-haired guy hanging on the mic in one of the promos, seen in IG Story promo, sang Need You Tonight for blinds
Natalie Gauci Instagram – the winner of Australian Idol S5, confirmed in a press release
Nicole Ferreira Instagram – shared screenshot of herself from promo
Olivia Grace Instagram – confirmed on Reveal Day
Penny Pettigrew Facebook
Phoebe Jay Instagram – confirmed on Reveal Day
Sebastian Coe** Instagram – from TVAU Kids S1, the guy who did a split with Delta in one of the promos
Stephanie Cole Instagram – confirmed on Reveal Day
Timothy James Bowen Instagram – seen on promo, sang Make You Feel My Love for blind
Xy Latu Instagram – seen in a promo
OTHER POSSIBLE ARTISTS NOT SEEN ON TRAILERS
Alex Weybury Instagram – based on the follow list
Elishia Semaan Instagram – based on the follow list
Elyse Sene-Lefao Instagram – based on the follow list
Em Mylott Instagram – based on the follow list
Gary Pinto Instagram – based on the follow list
Graeme Isaako Instagram – based on follow list
Herminia Soulshine Instagram – based on the follow list
Imogen Spong Instagram – based on the follow list
Lyric McFarland** Instagram – based on follow list, from TVAUS2
Luke Kennedy** Instagram – based on follow list, from TVAUS2
Maddy Thomas Instagram – based on follow list
Mason Lloyde Instagram – based on follow list
Mia Matthiesen Instagram – based on follow list
Nathan Isaac Instagram – based on follow list
Prinnie Stevens** Instagram – based on follow list, from TVAUS1/8
Ricky Muscat Instagram – based on follow list
Roxy LeBrasse Instagram – based on follow list
Sapphire T Instagram – based on follow list
Siala Instagram – based on follow list
Soma Sutton Instagram – based on follow list
Steve Clisby** Instagram – based on follow list, from TVAUS2
Tyson Pedro Instagram – based on follow list
EARLIER POSTED INFORMATION – Archive!
Charlie McFarlane https://www.instagram.com/charliemcfarlanemusic/
Jimi the Kween https://www.instagram.com/jimithekween/
Mason Lloyde https://www.instagram.com/masonlloydemusic/
Ella Monnery https://www.instagram.com/ellamonnery/
Josh Pywell https://www.instagram.com/joshpywellmusic/
Luke Biscan https://www.instagram.com/luke_biscan/
Luke Kennedy (Season 2 runner-up! an all-star) https://www.instagram.com/lukeckennedy/
Ricky Muscat https://www.instagram.com/rickymuscat1/
Soma Sutton https://www.instagram.com/somasutton/
Stephanie Cole https://www.instagram.com/stephaniecole_x/
Steve Clisby (All-Star from Season 2) https://www.instagram.com/steveclisby/