The Voice Australia: Meet the final four vying for a deal with EMI
After six weeks of controversial decisions, huge talent and some familiar faces, The Voice Australia has delivered one of the most entertaining seasons yet.
The Semi-Finals saw the Top 12 performers whittled down to the Top 9 after the first public elimination before another 5 went home ahead of the Grand Final this Sunday (July 7).
Daniel Shaw, Diana Rouvas, Jordan Anthony and Zeek Power will be proceeding to the Grand Finale, but only one of them will be crowned a winner and receive a recording deal with EMI Music Australia.
Artistic strengths: Storytelling and individuality
A&R Answer to: Chris Martin and Ryan Tedder
Best Performance: Throughout the season Shaw has had multiple standout performances, including a unique take on Natalie Imbruglia’s ‘Torn’ and Robert Palmer’s ‘Addicted To Love’. But it was his recent performance of Lewis Capaldi’s smash hit ‘Someone You Loved’ which highlighted his raw talent and emotional storytelling so effortlessly.
Artistic strengths: Emotional delivery and humble story of only being fourteen years old
A&R answer to: Calum Scott and Jordan Smith
Best Performance: At only 14 years old, Anthony has a lot of training and evolving to go as an artist. His performances of Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’ and Beyonce’s ‘Listen’ really highlighted that. However his soulful delivery of Martin Garrix and Dua Lipa’s ‘Scared To Be Lonely’ and his cinematic representation of ‘This Is Me’ from The Greatest Showman Soundtrack proved that he was still able to connect with viewers.
Artistic strengths: Vocal range and emotional delivery
A&R answer to: Delta Goodrem and the vocal power of Whitney Houston
Best Performance: With the incorporation of the ‘All-Stars twist’ in this season, Rouvas is the only All-Star to make it all the way to the Grand Final. Returning to the platform after coming fifth in the first season in 2012, she has successfully beaten her previous placing. Her journey on this year’s series has provided some show-stopping vocals through her renditions of ‘Never Enough’ from The Greatest Showman Soundtrack and Leon Russell’s ‘A Song For You’. Her recent performance of ‘Hallelujah’ showcased why she is technically the best vocalist on the show with her soaring high notes.
Artistic strengths: Individuality and stage presence
A&R answer to: Bruno Mars meets Ed Sheeran
Best Performance: Throughout his journey on The Voice Australia, Power showed a laid-back side to his artistry with unique and emotional deliveries. So when it came to his energetic and starboy performance of Calvin Harris’s ‘Feels’, he completely surprised everyone. But in saying that, it was his captivating rendition of The Weeknd with Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Pray For Me’ that will always stand out.
TMN Pick for the crown
Daniel Shaw and Zeek Power bring a unique individuality to the platform and by either one of these artists winning, they would be able to fit into the mainstream market with ease and give EMI Music Australia a unique artist to represent.
The Voice Australia Grand Finale airs Sunday (July 7) on Nine.