When The Voice Australia 2021 premiered a few months ago, we posted a four chair turn from a 23 year old singing teacher, Bella Taylor Smith who belted out Beyonce’s version of Ave Maria. The competition between coaches for Bella was so fierce, that Guy Sebastian blocked fellow coach Jessica Mauboy, from being able to add Bella to her team.
As it turned out, when The Voice Australia finale aired over the weekend on Channel 7, Bella was crowned the winner! The prize package included $100,00 in prize money and a recording contract with EMI Recorded Music Australia.
Reacting to her big win, Bella said: “I really can’t believe it. I’m so thankful. I can’t wait to see what incredible things are ahead for me. I’m really grateful for you [coach Guy], for everyone who voted and for my beautiful family who I love.”
Guy said: “I’m so proud. There are so many deserving people up there, but you are special Bella, go out there and kill it, I know you will.”
After host Sonia Kruger declared Bella the winner, she sang her winners single, an original song titled “Higher.” However, the singer clinched the title with a showstopping performance of “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman.
The Voice Australia also features former American Idol judge Keith Urban and singer Rita Ora as coaches.
Keith said: “If you’re not a believer at this point you’ve got to check your pulse. That was amazing.”
Rita was captivated and “felt like she was floating” calling the performance “unbelievable.”
Bella also performed “The Prayer” by Andrea Bocelli, as a duet with her coach Guy. After, he surprised Bella with an invitation to open for him on tour.
Bella said: “Guy’s been so lovely and genuine this whole process and I’m really grateful he’s been my mentor. I feel very lucky to be able to sing with him.”
Listen to Bella’s winners single “Higher” below.