Last night on The Voice, the final Blind Auditions saw Rita Ora and Jessica Mauboy fight hard to fill the remaining places on their teams.
Seventeen-year-old Xanthe Campbell from the Australian Capital Territory owned the stage with Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, immediately spinning Jessica and Rita’s chairs.
“Thank you! I knew I was waiting for something special and here you are,” said Rita of Xanthe’s explosive performance before welcoming her to the team.
Victorian volunteer fire service worker, Bri Dodd, lit up the stage with Jess’ hit Fallin’. Rita and Jess turned their chairs immediately, praising Bri’s haunting vocals and bravery for taking on a coach’s song.
In a surprise twist, Rita managed to sway the 25-year-old Mauboy fan to join her team, saying: “Your runs were spectacular; you are very special. You have such a great tone. I can hear you on the radio like yesterday.”
Nineteen-year-old Finnian Johnson from NSW stunned the coaches with his epic performance of Noah Cyrus’ July. “I have been waiting for this moment and I will fight for you!” Jessica declared before slamming her last block button, sidelining Rita and officially completing her team.
“I have 12 incredible artists! It’s going on; it’s big this year,” Jess said, excited by her newly minted team of diverse performers.
Last to take to the stage for the night, 19-year-old Theoni Marks from NSW thrilled the coaches with her electrifying performance of Adele’s Easy on Me. Theoni’s earth-shattering performance left Rita with a sense of vindication about her slow and steady approach to filing her team.
“I have never been the most patient person and my mother would vouch for that, but for some reason something genuinely told me just to wait… And look what God has delivered me!” she said welcoming her final artist to the team.
It didn’t stop there, with Rita adding: “This is not only fate; this was so meant to be and there’s only one way forward for you in this competition,” before rewarding Theoni with a shiny Battle Pass.