Selkii performed at the live Top 24 round of the competition, and South Africa could not be prouder!
The United States of America – South Africa’s favourite Voice USA contestant made it through the “Live Cross Battles” and performed in the “Top 24” round of the competition.
Selkii is an indie folk musician originally from Durban but is now based in Florida. The talented artist is a Live-Looping-Singer-Guitarist, and her love for adventure and the ocean come through in her narrative and thoughtful lyrics. Her hypnotic voice has a reputation for stopping people cold in their tracks.
The 31-year-old first took to The Voice stage in the “blind auditions” phase singing Macy Gray’s hit ‘I Try’. She immediately caught the attention of Adam Levine, followed by Blake Shelton who she eventually picked.
The talented singer then moved on to the next round of the competition and performed a cover of Avril Lavigne’s “Head Above Water” against 16-year-old Cecily Hennigan during the “battle round”. Blake chose her again, eliminating Cecily and sending Selkii to the new “Live Cross Battle” show where she performed “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia and made it through again!
The proudly South African took to the stage at the live Top 24 round to sing Goo Goo Dolls Iris, and wowed all the judges again!
Watch the performance here:
Only 13 will be chosen for the next round, and Selkii seems to be a firm favourite so we’re all holding thumbs!