the voice episode 8

The Voice Recap Episode 8: Only three singers make it through to the next round

"Australia did not come to play!”

It’s episode eight of The Voice Australia and a soulful classic, disco banger and unique take on a coach’s own song, turned superstar Jason Derulo, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy’s chairs.

Trisha Godinet, 31

Trisha Godinet performed At Last by Etta James. The 31-year-old revealed she hadn’t sung for seven years, with fear of rejection holding her back from auditioning for The Voice previously.

“You are one of the strongest performers this far on the stage. Australia did not come to play!” Jason said.

Trisha joined Team Jess.

Jayden Miranda, 29

Jayden Miranda took a risk performing coach Jason’s song Want To Want Me.

All four coaches turned their chairs with Jason saying: “Damn, that used to be my song!”

Jayden chose Team Guy.

Libby Worboys, 19

Libby Worboys performed a stripped-back version of Maniac by Michael Sembello. She turned three chairs, with Guy saying she had “a great storytelling voice.”

She chose Team Guy.

Brenda Bressed, 24

Drag queen Brenda Bessed performed Strong Enough, turning two chairs.

“You nailed it,” Guy said while Rita said: “This is what life is about! I’m living for you.”

Brenda chose Team Rita.

Other performances

  • Jake Lyle, 19 from Queensland, sang Frank Wildhorn’s This Is the Moment from the musical Jekyll & Hyde. He didn’t turn any chairs. Guy said it was harder to secure chair turns at this stage of the Blind Auditions explaining: “Our teams are almost full; you have to show a lot of angles of what you can do as a performer.”
  • Victorian brother and sister act Zac, 18, and Eliza, 20, performed Shania Twain’s From This Moment but didn’t turn any chairs.
  • Sam Harper’s took on Harry Styles’ Late Night Talking with no takers.
  • Jomeca Lafaialli, also failed to gain the judges attention with her version of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

The Voice continues 7.00 pm on Sunday on Channel 7 and 7plus.

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