The Voice Australia contestants Brittanie Shipway, left, and Megan Longhurst pictured during their battle.
The Voice Australia contestants Brittanie Shipway, left, and Megan Longhurst pictured during their battle. Channel 9/WIN

Megan and Brittanie all class in Voice battle

SINGERS Megan Longhurst and Brittanie Shipway were all class on The Voice last night.

The two musical theatre performers complemented each other so well during their rendition of Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige's I Know Him So Well that at times the coaches could not tell their voices apart.

"It's a song about two ladies in love with the same man, so the song is a bit of a battle itself," Longhurst told APN.

"There was a stage where they weren't sure whose voice was whose. We were just blending and complementing each other so well. Even the feedback from my family was that they weren't sure when I was singing. It was a beautiful experience."

The 19-year-old Zumba teacher, who grew up in Inverell in northern NSW before moving to Brisbane, didn't expect to win the battle after watching Shipway's blind audition.

"I was extremely nervous because Brittanie got all four coaches to turn in her audition," Longhurst told APN.

"I thought my only chance I'd have was a save.

"It didn't feel at all like a battle. It felt like we were there to perform together. When it came down to it I feel like we just lifted each other."

Last night's unexpected victory has given Longhurst renewed confidence for her next challenge, the showdowns.

"I didn't expect to be chosen and to get through to the showdowns, so obviously Kylie sees something in me," she said.

"Now it's just time for me to believe in myself. It has been a major confidence boost for me."

The upcoming showdown rounds will see Longhurst working with Minogue and celebrity mentor Kirk Pengilly from INXS.

"To be in the same room as two successful Australian artists like Kylie and Kirk was surreal," she said.

"He's not just a front man; he plays instruments and writes songs and he's not just famous in Australia. He's been around the world."

The other mentors joining the show this week are Megan Washington (Team Joel), Black Eyed Peas co-founder apl.de.ap (Team Will) and Australian singer and DJ Havana Brown (Team Ricky).

The Voice showdowns start on Sunday at 6.30pm on Channel 9/WIN.


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