Voices of love, change
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.”