BOY, GE­ORGE OPENS DOORS

He placed sec­ond on The Voice and now Team Ge­orge teen singer Hoseah Partsch will join ’80s icons Cul­ture Club on their Aus­tralian tour

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Some­times on re­al­ity tele­vi­sion, it can be dif­fi­cult to dis­cern what is real and what is not. For ex­am­ple, do The Voice coaches Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland, Seal and Boy Ge­orge re­ally love their mentees as much as they seem to on the show?

In many cases, au­di­ences may never find out, but ev­ery so of­ten there’s a story that reaf­firms your faith in the glitzy tele­vi­sion in­dus­try.

This time the story re­volves around Boy Ge­orge and The Voice, which wrapped up on July 2, crown­ing Ju­dah Kelly as the win­ner.

Ju­dah wasn’t Team Ge­orge, but 18-year-old run­ner-up Hoseah Partsch was, and now he’s been in­vited to join Cul­ture Club on their na­tional tour later this year.

“I’m so very proud of Hoseah,” Boy Ge­orge says.

“He’s not only a won­der­fully tal­ented artist, he’s a fab­u­lous guy with a big heart and I’m back­ing him.

“I’m de­lighted to wel­come him to the Cul­ture Club tour.”

Hoseah, of course, re­sponded with a de­fin­i­tive yes.

The pair’s con­nec­tion was ev­i­dent on the grand fi­nal show, when in a very spe­cial TV mo­ment Ge­orge and Hoseah per­formed their ren­di­tion of the Louis Arm­strong clas­sic What a Won­der­ful World.

Now, the two are set to make many more mem­o­ries to­gether, tour­ing Aus­tralia from Novem­ber 30, tak­ing to Aus­tralia’s big­gest stages in­clud­ing Rod Laver Arena, ICC Syd­ney, Perth Arena and Bris­bane En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre.

Cul­ture Club is led by front­man Boy Ge­orge, who en­deared him­self to new Aus­tralian au­di­ences as their favourite coach on TV’s toprat­ing show The Voice.

Hoseah, who proved to be one of the most sought-af­ter con­tes­tants, cap­ti­vated au­di­ences around Aus­tralia, not only from his hum­ble be­gin­nings, but with his ef­fort­less and soul­ful voice – a voice that could not be de­nied.

Hoseah be­came a show favourite af­ter he joined Team Ge­orge, and through his coach’s guid­ance and choice of songs, cap­tured the at­ten­tion of view­ers across the coun­try.

This big­ger line up now stands as an in­cred­i­ble mu­si­cal re­vue that adds a whole new el­e­ment of warmth and sound to their live shows, all of which are con­sis­tently re­ceiv­ing glow­ing re­views.

Spe­cial guests will be Thomp­son Twins’ Tom Bai­ley, who will play hits live for the first time in 27 years.

Thomp­son Twins had huge hits such as Hold Me Now, Doc­tor Doc­tor, You Take Me Up, and Love On Your Side which pro­vided the sound­track for many peo­ple’s lives world­wide in the mid-eight­ies.

It’s been 32 years since Thomp­son Twins have been to Aus­tralia and no doubt fans will wel­come Bai­ley back with open arms.

Tick­ets for Cul­ture Club fea­tur­ing Thomp­son Twins’ Tom Bai­ley, Euroglid­ers and Hoseah Partsch avail­able from Tick­etek

I’M DE­LIGHTED TO WEL­COME HIM TO THE CUL­TURE CLUB TOUR

Team Ge­orge on the The Voice con­sisted of Hoseah Partsch, men­tor Boy Ge­orge, Sarah Stone and Robin John­son. Run­ner-up Partsch will now join Cul­ture Club on their na­tional tour.

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