Emotions ran high on The Voice last night, as Keith Urban and Guy Sebastian’s Top Five artists sang for a life-changing spot in the Semi-Final. Two spellbinding performances saw artists receive an express pass, while two more earned their Semi-Final spot after some difficult deliberation from the coaches.
New star Bella Taylor Smith left Rita Ora and Jessica Mauboy in tears after her emotional performance of Christina Aguilera’s The Voice Within. Bella’s incredible rendition left her coach Guy no option but to send her straight to the Semi-Final.
Her heartfelt performance came after Bella opened up about her challenging family life, including her father’s addiction issues, after previously sharing she was helping raise her younger sister. Guy said: “I think, because you’re so pure inside, when you sing people can’t help but be drawn to this thing that feels so beautiful, it’s unbelievable.” An emotional Jess thanked Bella for telling her story: “For so many who may be going through the same thing it’s helping, it creates change and it heals people.”
Arlo Sim moved straight to the Semi-Final after his remarkable rendition of idontwannabeyouanymore by Billie Eilish earnt a standing ovation and praise from all four coaches. Guy acknowledged: “Something would have to be seriously wrong if you don’t blow up and become a big artist.” Arlo’s proud coach Keith said: “Some other artists have to keep looking for their truth and their purity in their soul, you have that, and your job is going to be protecting it.” Rita was in awe of his “pure amazing performance.”
After a challenging mentor session with coach Guy, Jordan Fuller shone on stage with his phenomenal rendition of Justin Bieber’s All About Now earning a ticket to the Semi-Final.
Guy said: “Jordan ticks all the boxes for me, he’s got such a unique sound and a real depth beyond his years.” Rita declared his talent “unbelievable.”
Lau Abend rose to the challenge to tackle an up-tempo song, Adore You by Harry Styles, securing her Semi-Final place as Keith noted Lau’s “killer instinct” separated her from the pack. Guy agreed: “You’re really special.”
The night ended on another high as superstar coach Rita Ora rocked The Voice stage with her hit Bang Bang.
Tonight, with lifelong dreams in reach, the incredible performances continue as Team Jess and Team Rita’s Top Five bring their best to The Voice stage.