Voices of love, change

Herald Sun - - CONFIDENTIAL -

THE Voice fi­nal­ist Hoseah Partsch has paid trib­ute to ri­val Ju­dah Kelly for lessons in self­con­fi­dence, as they pre­pare for a grand fi­nal sing-off.

Kelly (be­low), who re­vealed self-es­teem is­sues about his weight while on the show, has been a rock of sup­port to teenager Partsch, who lives near Mel­bourne.

“Ju­dah is like an older brother to me. He’s re­ally helped me out,” Partsch said.

“I’ve re­ally strug­gled with con­fi­dence. He’s taught me to be happy and proud of my­self. I love him to bits.”

Kelly broke down in tears last week as he told coach Delta Goodrem about be­ing bul­lied for his size.

But Partsch said Kelly is a tal­ented and gifted friend.

Partsch has grown up with poverty and strug­gle, but says The Voice has al­ready changed his life.

“It’s brought my fam­ily to­gether. We have so much more love for each other,” Partsch said.

“I look out to the au­di­ence and see a big smile on my mum’s face ... when I see my fam­ily, I re­alise what I’m do­ing ( The Voice) for.

“They mo­ti­vate me. I want to do what­ever it takes to make them happy.”

Partsch and Kelly will sing off against other fi­nal­ists Lucy Suger­man and Fasika Ayallew on Sun­day night.

Partsch said his coach, Boy Ge­orge, has brought out “the new Hoseah”, adding with a laugh: “The new Hoseah wants to sing all night and

never get off the stage.”

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