With one lucky Queensland hopeful, Isaac McGovern, already through to the live final, tonight we hold our breath as Gold Coast singer/surfer, Jacob Lee, Brisbane triple-threat, Megan Longhurst, and eclectic guitarist, Robbie Balmer, sing their hearts out for a spot in the live final!
I caught up with Megan and Jacob to find out what life on the Channel Nine reality show is really like…
Jane: You both did so well in your blind auditions. Will-i-am turned around straight away for you, Jacob. How did that feel?
Jacob: It was strange. To be honest I didn’t see him turn around at first. I was trying to concentrate and do my own thing because I was so nervous. Half way through the song I realised he had turned around, and it just pumped me up to finish the song.
And Megan, you’re on team Kylie. But you had Kylie and Joel battling it out for you…
Megan: Yes. That was awesome to have two international stars fighting over me. Kylie mentioned a few things saying she could see herself building a show around me, and then she pulled out the glitter!
What’s life like on The Voice?
Jacob: It’s weird. It’s been so different because with busking everyone’s walking by all the time. It’s strange to see people look at you. It’s a whole different experience for me. Working with the coaches has just been a blessing.
Megan: It’s a bit crazy, especially the whole social media side of things. But I haven’t really been getting noticed, I have a different style to what I wear [on the show]. My day job is group fitness instructing so I dress down a lot (laughs).
What is it like working with the coaches?
Jacob: [Will-i-am] has taught me a lot about nerves and performing. That’s what he does; he’s more a performer than a singer, even though he’s a great singer too. He’s taught me more about how to move on stage and captivate an audience.
Megan: I think the main thing that’s been highlighted is connecting with the song, which I think is what’s going to get the audience’s reaction and Australia voting.
And you’re a dancer too, Megan. Any plans to become the next Beyoncé?
Megan: A different version maybe, a bit more laid back. She’s very intense, she’s awesome but I have a completely different style. I love theatre as well. So I’d love to combine all three, singing, dancing and acting.
So Broadway is in your sights…
Megan: I’m open to Broadway. I’m still discovering where I am as an artist, what I want to do. That’s why I chose to do this show. I don’t really want to put myself in a box and be restricted to one thing. I want to taste a bit of everything and see where I sit best.
Well you’re certainly building names for yourselves; do you know you’ve been dubbed Harry Styles’ Aussie look-a-like, Jacob?
Jacob: Oh is that what they’re saying (laughs).
There could be worse people to be compared to; he’s one of the biggest stars in the world at the moment. Do you hope to be as famous as him one day?
Jacob: Yeah. Obviously I want to do it solo. But that level of fame would be amazing. That’s exactly where I want to be.