Former Maclean High School student Kim Sheehy has made it through her The Voice audition on her second attempt.
Sheehy first auditioned for series two of the Channel 9 reality singing competition – in Sheehy’s mind there was a stark difference between the two auditions: “Last time I couldn’t wait for my performance to end; this time I didn’t want it to end,” she said in her ‘Follow Your Dreams’ after-the-audition clip on the show’s website.
“No one turned in season two; I didn’t realise how nervous I would get.
“I just wanted to come back and show the world that I’ve grown as an artist and a person.
“You’ve got to get back on the horse.”
Singing You’ve got to be mine by Sara Barielles, judge Delta Goodrem was the first chair to turn; Ronan Keating turned, too.
“I was absolutely umming and aahing [about having a second attempt] due to the fact that I’d been here before and been unsuccessful,” she said.
“What comes easy doesn’t last; and what lasts doesn’t come easy.”
On her Facebook page, Sheehy wrote: “I am so overwhelmed with the positivity everyone has shown me. Thank you so much for all of your kind words and support.
“I’m so excited to be part of #teamdelta and cannot wait to work with the goddess that she is!
“I’ve always sung her songs.”
Sheehy, who is high school music teacher in Brisbane, grew up in Maclean in a musical family; her parents, Nick and Trish, and her siblings Chris and Melanie are all accomplished musicians.
“I love singing and I think I’m okay at it, so I think it would be anyone’s dream to pursue that at a high level,” she said.
“It’s my life, I live for it”.