Melbourne busker Tanya George has set The Voice stage on fire, getting two chair turns from the judges before even singing a word.
Opening tonight’s show, the Melbourne busker took a risk by taking her one-woman show to The Voice stage, putting her own spin on Florence and the Machine’s You’ve Got the Love.
George employs the use of a loop machine — a piece of equipment which Ed Sheeran made famous — to lay down multiple harmonies and backing vocals all at once and even beat boxed during the short performance.
Camera IconTanya George on stage.
“Its all recorded on the fly, if I hesitate I will stuff it up, just like that,” she warned.
“When you busk anything can happen at any moment, tram bells, sirens, people yelling, there’s a vulnerability to it you put yourself in the middle of the public and you try to share what you love and what you do with anyone that walks by.”
Camera IconJess Mauboy was blown away by Tanya’s performance. Credit: seven network
Even before she had sung a word, George’s skills were enough to earn her turns from Rita Ora and Keith Urban, with the audience clearly stunned by her unique sound.
And when she did eventually sing, both Jess Mauboy and Guy Sebastian also join the contest to coach the unique talent.
All four judges gave her a standing ovation, which caused the budding star to drop to the stage in elation.
“You know the phrase leave it all on the stage is not literal?” Urban joked when George composed herself.
Following her audition she pulled out an off-the-cuff rap using her loop station which left Ora gob-smacked.
Camera IconRita Ora was thrilled to get Tanya on her team. Credit: seven network
“If I could spin again, I would spin again!” Urban said.
“I think Australia is just dying now with what they’ve just seen,” Mauboy added.
But while Urban put the leg work into his pitch, Ora surprised even herself by scoring the coveted artist for her team.Internet Explorer Channel Network