GOT THE VOICE: Tameaka Powell auditions for The Voice.
GOT THE VOICE: Tameaka Powell auditions for The Voice. Contributed

Sophie is gunning for Emerald's Voice upcomer

WITH Emerald's Tameaka Powell making it through the battle rounds on Tuesday night, there is a local with unique experience ready to give out some advice.

Gindie's Sophie Phillis got through to the battle rounds when she made it on to The Voice, but she said despite having not met Tameaka, she did learn about her in an amusing way.

Emerald's Sophie Phillis sings her heart out at her audition for The Voice in 2013.
Emerald's Sophie Phillis sings her heart out at her audition for The Voice in 2013. Stuart Bryce

"Last year I had someone message

 me on Facebook who raved about my 'amazing performance at the Irish last night', but I didn't sing there," she said with a laugh.

"So I went on The Irish Facebook and saw it was the lovely Tameaka Powell who sang, I messaged the guy back and told him he should probably message her instead."

Sophie said she was very excited for Tameaka, and said it made her look back on her own time with the competition.

"I'm excited for her journey on The Voice, I hope she has as good of an experience as I had - but makes it past the battle round and further through the comp," she said.

"I had actually wanted to choose Joel Madden as my coach when I was there, but he ended up being the only coach that didn't turn around, so I'm excited that she gets to be on the Madden brothers team."

The two locals were now tied with a pretty unique bond, and Sophie said the pair had "a lot in common".

"We're going to meet up for coffee sometime and compare our experiences," she said.

"We're the same age and both have kindy-aged kids so we've actually got quite a lot in common."

And as for Tameaka's audition, Sophie said she was definitely a fan.

"I love the song she sang for blind auditions and can't wait to see her battle performance," she said.


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