Henry Olonga is making headlines again after 16 years, but this time it isn’t for his cricketing skills; it is for his incredible singing talent.
Adelaide, Australia – Henry Olonga is famous for his time for as a test cricketer for Zimbabwe. During his time on the team, he was exiled from the country. At the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Olonga and his fellow teammate Andy Flower wore black armbands on the field as a protest, mourning the death of Democracy in Zimbabwe.
The protest caused his career to fall apart, and after receiving multiple death threats, he fled to the United Kingdom where he lived for twelve years. After that, he made a move to Australia, where he now resides with his wife and two children.
A passion of Olonga’s has always been singing, and now, he has decided to follow his dream of being a singer. That is why he decided to audition for the Voice Australia.
‘I’ve been singing a lot of music since I retired from my previous career. I just wanna sing now. Just sing.’
Olonga said that he couldn’t find any reason not to do the Voice and pushed himself to audition. He loves classical covers and has a beautiful, tenor voice. He was asked if he could do a duet with anyone who would it be and he answered: Celine Dion.
For his blind audition, Olonga sang “This is the Moment” by Anthony Warlow and got three judges to turn their chairs for him. In the end, he went with Judge Kelly Rowland (famous for being part of Destiny’s Child with Beyoncé).
Take a look at his blind audition below; it will give you chills!