Alexa Curtis from Team Delta, the 10-year-old girl with the big voice, was last night voted the winner of the first season of The Voice Kids Australia.
Alexa wowed the Coaches during her Blind Audition with her rendition of Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys. With a voice that far exceeds her young age, Alexa made all four Coaches – Mel B, Delta Goodrem, and Joel and Benji Madden of Team Madden – turn their chairs. Alexa gave a memorable and stunning performance of Colours of the Wind by Vanessa Williams which allowed her to win the three-way public vote in the Grand Finale.
Alexa beat Bella from Team Madden and Maddison from Team Mel to take a $50,000 music scholarship and the coveted title of The Voice Kids Australia winner. She is also features on -The Voice Kids' compilation and will join fellow contestants Bella, Maddison, Ethan, Chris and Robbie for special school holiday events in September, along with special guest Harrison Craig.
The Voice Kids has completely captivated audiences across Australia with some of Australia's best young talent between the ages of 8 and 14 being showcased under the watchful eyes of their superstar coaches Benji & Joel Madden, Mel B and Delta Goodrem.
Fans in Sydney, Newcastle, Canberra and Melbourne who wish to get up close to their favourite contestants from the show and see them perform live will have the opportunity via -The Voice Kids, The Concert' September school holiday tour dates. It's a concert line-up with a little something for everyone, showcasing the incredible vocal talents of winner Alexa, Victorian powerhouse Bella, Brisbane's Maddison, Geelong-based charmer Ethan, Sydney-sider Chris and Perth favourite Robbie. Joining the tour in their home states are special guest performers Ruhi (Sydney) and Grace (Melbourne), to ensure the most memorable evening! Tickets are on sale now.
There will be a very special host at each of these shows, with the hugely popular and very successful winner of The Voice 2013, Harrison Craig, joining the tour. After winning The Voice in 2013, Harrison Craig's debut album -More Than A Dream' flew into the #1 iTunes chart position within hours; and then took out the top spot on the ARIA album chart after only just 3 days of sales. More Than A Dream went on to achieve Platinum sales success, with Harrison having already notched up eight top 5 iTunes singles, including four #1 iTunes singles from his performances on the hit TV show. His latest album -L.O.V.E' has already been certified Gold and held in the top 10 of the ARIA Albums Chart for five weeks following release.
Fans in other states may not get to see their favourites performing live this time around, but they will be able to get their hands on a copy The Voice Kids compilation. The Top 6 finalists from the show will be showcased on this very special release, which is out today. The compilation features favourite tracks performed by each of the Top 6 throughout the show, including Alexa's show-winning rendition of -Colours of the Wind' as the album's lead track as well as her stunning version of -Girl On Fire', the track which kicked off her journey. Also included on the compilation are -Diamonds' by Maddison Brooke, -Let It Go' by Bella Yoseski and many more (full track listing below). This is the first time that full studio recordings of these fan favorites have been made available.
1. Colours of The Wind – Alexa Curtis
2. Burn – Grace Laing
3. And I'm Telling You – Bella Yoseski
4. Riptide – Chris Lanzon
5. Diamonds – Maddison Brooke
6. If I Ain't Got You – Ruhi Lavaki
7. Girl On Fire – Alexa Curtis
8. Vision Of Love – Grace Laing
9. Let It Go – Bella Yoseski
10. Wake Me Up – Chris Lanzon
11. Fighter – Maddison Brooke
12. A Change Is Gonna Come – Ruhi Lavaki
The Voice Kids The Concert Dates
featuring Bella, Chris, Ethan, Grace, Maddison, Robbie & Special Guest Harrison Craig
Friday 26th September – Penrith Panthers, NSW
Saturday 27th September- Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 28th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW – with special guest Ruhi
Wednesday 1st October – Canberra Southern Cross Club Events Centre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 2nd October – Palms At Crown, Melbourne, VIC – with special guest Grace
Friday 3rd October – Palms At Crown, Melbourne, VIC – Matinee Show – with special guest Grace
For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to: http://thevoicekidsaustralia.com/
Question: How did it feel to win The Voice Kids Australia?
Alexa Curtis: Winning The Voice Kids felt amazing because I didn't expect to win. It felt like a rush of very excited and happy emotions.
Question: What is the best advice Delta shared with you, on The Voice Kids Australia?
Alexa Curtis: Delta told me to have fun and smile because I was so focussed on my performances.
Question: Originally why did you want to be on Delta's team?
Alexa Curtis: Because I loved her music and I felt like I had a strong connection with her.
Question: Can you tell us about the song you sang in the Grand Final of The Voice Kids Australia?
Alexa Curtis: I sang Colours of the Wind and Hero. Both are very different songs and I like both of them. Hero is about being strong within and to bring out the hero in you if you are feeling down.
Question: What are you looking forward to most about the upcoming The Voice Kids tour?
Alexa Curtis: Catching up with all my friends again from The Voice Kids and performing in front of the audience.
Question: What's next for you?
Alexa Curtis: Recording a song and going on The Voice Kids Tour.
Question: What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?
Alexa Curtis: Delta, Beyonce, Ariana Grande and Queen.
Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?
Alexa Curtis: I love both equally as they are both different. As long as I am singing then I am having fun.
Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Alexa Curtis: Beyonce and we could do some dance moves together.
Full Name: Alexa Curtis
Nickname(s): Lex, Lexi, Lexa
Star Sign: Capricorn
Favourite Food: Homemade Chicken Curry with Rice
Favourite Film: Dream Girls
Favourite Actor: Jennifer Anniston and Angelina Jolie
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Beyonce
Hobbies/Interests: Singing, Dancing and Nippers
What Can You Never Leave Home Without: My tangle teaser hair brush
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning: Playing music and on weekdays also trying to work out what's on for school today
Interview by Brooke Hunter