It’s episode 15 of The Voice Australia 2023 and The Voice coach Rita Ora performed a mesmerizing renedition of Fatboy Slim’s Praising You.
During the episode, Team Rita and Team Jess went head to head, with contestants from each team facing off in a battle. Sadly, eight contestants were sent packing.
One artist from each team scored a semi-final fast past, and another secured their spot via a sing-off in front of their coaches.
Nyree vs Tarryn
Rita was put in a tough situation after Nyree and Tarryn nailed their rendition of the ballad Alone. Rita had to take some time out before making her final decision but ended up sending them through to the Sing For Your Life round.
Here they put on show-stopping performances of Anyone by Demi Lovato and Alphaville’s Forever Young.
“Both of you are just ready, but I can only take one…I’m sorry now because you both deserve it,”Rita said before sending Tarryn through to the Semi Finals.
Dillon vs Ezra
Ezra won the round, with Jess calling her a “soul sister”.
Jess said that the artist has has given their all, risen to the occasion and left nothing behind.” She also performed a Sing For Your Life showdown with Shyjana.
Jade vs David
David was victorious in his battle with Jade and secured a fast pass from his coach Jess.
“I won’t let you down,” David told Jess.
Jade vs Emily
Emily recieved a fast pass from Rita, who said it was a “no brainer seeing the growth and taking on board advice and really turning into a superstar”.
Giann vs Shyjana
Shyjana won the round and Giann was sent home. However, she was shared an emotional farewell to Jess before leaving the show.
“I really looked up to you as a little girl. I would see you on my TV, you’d make me feel better about myself. You’ve taught me so much. I’m so grateful to have met you,” she said.
“I want to tell you how powerful you’ve been,” Jess replied. “For every little girl watching at home struggling with those same feelings, those same insecurities, you challenged that.”
Elsa vs Gezel
Elsa and Geyzel performance Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye, but were unfortunately both booted from the ceomptiion. Rita called them her “two little stars” but said they just needed “a bit more experience and growth”.
The Voice 2023 Semi Finalists:
Team Jess – David Aumua and Ezra Williams
Team Rita – Emily Kate and Tarryn Stokes
Team Guy – Bella Mackenzie and Charlie Pittman
Team Jason – Callum Warrender and Ethan Beckton
The Voice continues on Sundays at 7.00 pm on 7 and 7Plus.