"The Voice" Australia Season 3 (2014) has reached its finale. Nine Network's biggest reality talent show will reveal its winner after eleven weeks of competition. The show premiered on May 4, 2014 with 64 contestants being selected after the blind auditions round. For its finals, the show has narrowed down to five contestants from four teams- ZK and Anja Nissen from Team Will.I.Am, Frank Lakoudis from Team Joel, Jackson Thomas from Team Ricky and Johnny Rollins from Team Kylie.
Network Nine will host "The Voice Australia" Season 3 (2014) Grand Finale on Monday, July 21, 2014. These top 5/ finalists will battle against each other for one last bid for votes from the audience. Each one of them is aiming at winning the ultimate prize, title, the record deal and the most coveted trophy. But before the results are announced, let's take a look back at the journey of these top 5 contestants or finalists and get to know them better.
Life: 29-year-old Johnny Rollins is set to represent Team Kylie in "The Voice Australia" Season 3 Grand Finale. The singer comes from Victoria and is a successful percussionist, according to his bio on the network's Web site. He has been playing on domestic and international stage with his band Carter Rollins. Not too long ago, Johnny discovered that his voice is all the he needs to become a successful R 'n' B soul artist.
When Johnny was young, he was a "talented" high jumper. But later he met with an accident. This changed the course of his life. Idolizing John Legend, Lenny Kravitz and Ben Harper, he directed himself to music.
Johnny Rollins in The Voice Australia: Johnny Rollins' journey in The Voice Australia Season 3 (2014) began with the performance of Labrinth Feat. Emeli Sande's "Beneath Your Beautiful." His blind audition aired on Episode 3 of the show where he was able to impress Coach Kylie Minogue. He was the first to perform during the battle rounds and defeated Maybelle Galuvao.
Moving on The Showdowns, he was sent to the Live Finals after his performance of "All of Me." His Live Show-Part 3 performance of "Stay With Me" reached position 50 in the ARIA chart. As for his Semifinals performance, Johnny Rollins performed "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge.
Odds to Win The Voice Australia Season 3: 1.50
Life: The 24-year-old singer Jackson Thomas is a Victoria native, who is representing Coach Ricky Martin's team in "The Voice Australia" Season 3 (2014) Finals. According to "The Voice" bio, the singer star works on the railways in Melbourne and plays music at the bars and weddings. Jackson is a trained singer and has performed as boy soprano in Australian Opera. He has participated in many musicals and eisteddfods when he was a teenager. He also won Geelong Rotary Club's Annual Star Search Competition. His inspiration derives from legends likes Jeff Buckley and Matt Corby.
Jackson Thomason in The Voice Australia: His journey in the competition began with the performance of the Lorde's song "Royals" that aired in Episode 9. He managed to impress the judges but could only get Kylie Minogue turn her chair. Jackson lost the battle rounds when competing with Robbie Balmer but was saved by Ricky Martin. During the Showdowns, his rendition of "Resolution" took him to the Live Finals. He has been appreciated for his vocals on many occasions. In the semifinals round, Jackson Thomas sang Cold Chisel's ballad "When the War is Over."
Odds to win "The Voice Australia" Season 3: 6.00 (according to Sportsbet.com.au)
Life: 18-year-old Anja Nissen is the youngest star representing a team in The Voice Australia Season 3 (2014). She is the Instant Save artist from Team Will.I.Am to become the first ever fifth finalist in the show. According to her bio, Anja Nissen is a high school graduate. Before she emerged as a star in "The Voice Australia," she gained some fame in "Australia's Got Talent" at an early age of 12. She managed to reach to the semifinals of the talent show. Anja is quite a performer who has been a part of some televised performances. Besides music, she loves animals, nature and motorbike rides. Artists who inspire her are Patti Labelle, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin.
Anja Nissen in The Voice Australia Season 3: Anja started her journey with the performance of "Vanishing" by Mariah Carey that aired on premiere episode. She is a four-chair turnaround artist, who was eventually taken by Coach Will.I.Am. She defeated Sarah Hamad in the battles and was sent straight to the Live Finals after The Showdowns. Her Semifinals performance of Whitney Houston's ballad "I Have Nothing" got her the position of fifth finalist in the show.
Odds to Win The Voice Australia: 4.50
Life: ZK is a duo of R 'n' B soul artists Kristal West and Zaachariah Fielding from SA. The two of them know each other from last four years. But it isn't too long ago when they decided to form a team. According to their bio, growing up in Australia's remote communities led to their struggle to showcase their talent to the world. However, "The Voice" became that platform for them.
After meeting in Adelaide, they became friends and decided to perform and write the songs together. Jessica Mauboy is their inspiration.
ZK in The Voice Australia: They began their journey with the performance of Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me" that aired on Episode 6. Though they only managed to get Will.I.Am turn their chair, the duo was praised by other coaches on various occasions. They defeated Tasha Amoroso in the battle rounds. As for their The Showdowns performance, the duo sang "Say Something" that earned them a place in the Live Finals. Their Live Show performance of "Imagine" reached the position of No 46 in ARIA Chart. In the following week, their cover version of "Time After Time" reached number 35 on the charts. As for their Semifinals performance, ZK sang "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey.
Odds to Win The Voice Australia 2014: 15.00
Life: The 22-year-old NSW native Frank Lakoudis is representing Team Joel in "The Voice Australia" Season 3 (2014) finale. According to his bio on the Web site, he leads a heavy metal band "Rattlesnake." Besides being a singer, he is a 3D animator who is in the process of completing his studies in Web and app design.
Music runs in his blood as his father is also a musician who motivated him to play the guitar. Frank Lakoudis seeks his inspiration from Bon Jovi.
Frank Lakoudis in The Voice Australia Season 3: Frank began his journey with the performance of Led Zepplin's "Immigrant Song" during his blind audition that aired in episode 1 of the show. In the battles round, he defeated Harry Healy. During The Showdowns, his rendition of "Keep the Faith" earned him a place directly in The Live Finals. As for his Semifinals performance, he sang Queen classic "We are The Champions."
Odds to Win The Voice Australia: 13.00
"The Voice Australia" Season 3 (2014) Grand Finale will feature the performances by these top 5/ finalists. Finalists ZK, Frank Lakoudis, Anja Nissen, Johnny Rollins and Jackson Thoms will be joined by some celebrity performers. Who do you think will win the most coveted trophy? Don't forget to tune into Nine Network to find out.