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Yep. I did it. I got 'sucked into the world of reality TV', although it was one of the best decisions of my life.
After my blind audition aired and I could finally let my secret out to the world, I had to prepare big mental speeches as to why I went on The Voice for when I next saw many of my music/gig friends. A lot of people I know are very against The Voice and would do their best to hide their disappointment in me for going on it when I told them- but you know what? I've had the best time ever so far on the damn show.
Right from the first audition, the production team were phenomenal. They made sure you were able to be completely prepared for the first audition and had us booked in timeslots so we weren't waiting in lines for five hours. The audition in front of the producers was so much fun and they really took time to get to know us and hear our voices and music. One thing led to another and I landed myself a blind audition. They pretty much let me do what I wanted with the song and I was in control of everything. I didn't want something to be mentioned in my on-screen story? Sure, no problem. Wear that cute dress I love with my performing boots? Cool. They wanted to keep my makeup and hair as natural as possible as I was young and made sure everything was appropriate and that I was doing well.
The duty of care by the team is amazing. They are all the loveliest people; so easy to work with and super helpful and many of them are musicians themselves. I've gotten to work with an incredible live band, meet some of the coolest people (i.e. the AMAZING CONTESTANTS!!!), learn a lot about the music industry, the TV world and myself as an artist and person in general. I'm so grateful for the opportunity, and can't wait to see what happens next!
The night that my blind audition was INSANE. I had no idea people would react the way they did and it made me feel so wonderful and grateful. The audition came across really nicely on TV which I'm really happy about AND lots of people wanted to buy my EP (THANK YOU GUYS!!). Thank you for saying such kind things to me, and I can't believe the support I'm receiving- it's so crazy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Here's to the next round of The Voice! The blind auditions are now done and dusted, and we are getting ready for the Knockouts which start tomorrow (mine will be on tomorrow!).
Hope you are all having the most wonderful day wherever you are x
PS. A side note to the ladies in the comments on The Voice's Facebook that are getting salty about me being school aged: I am still at school. My parents would never let me give up my year 11 and 12 education for this! I am still doing my exams, handing in my assignments and doing quite well actually. Thank you :)