It’s the second day of Australian Idol 2024 auditions and Broome’s Amy Reeves not only blew the judges away but revealed a special bond with Marcia Hines.
Securing a Golden Ticket for her performance of Aretha Franklin’s (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, the 24-year-old revealed that she had fulfilled a childhood dream of performing for the iconic Aus Idol alum.
It turns out that when Amy was a young child, she met Marcia while attending a Hair reunion with her late father, who worked as a crew member in the musical.
According to the young musician, singing made her feel closer to her father, admitting she was “addicted” to it.
“He championed me,” she said. “Sadly, he passed away when I was 15. I know he’s always with me. I can feel his presence when I am singing.”
Amy Shark said the young singer’s audition was “incredible”, while Kyle Sandilands tipped the Western Australian’s future success in the competition.
“That is the best audition I’ve seen of that song. I will be shocked to the core if you are not in the Top Five.”
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Elsewhere, 22-year-old Trent Richardson, a camel farmer from Queensland, tugged at the hearts of judges with Racal Flatts’ Bless the Broken Road.
Tyler Hammill, 21, also showcased his singing chops with The Black Keys‘ Lonely Boy while pop hopeful Natasha Rose, 19, commanded the stage with Selena Gomez’s Hands To Myself.
Finally, Victorian singer Cynthia Negash,19, left her mark with an unforgettable performance of Etta James’ Something’s Got A Hold On Me.
Australian Idol continues at 7.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays on Channel 7 and 7plus.