VIDEO: Celia gives Forbes a voice

Source: The Forbes Advocate

Celia Pavey’s blind audition on Win’s The Voice Australia was described as “the best performance we have seen” by coach Delta Goodrem.

The 19-year-old featured on Sunday night’s season two premiere of the show and she even had Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden on his knees begging her to choose him as her coach. 

Celia sang a rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s classic folk ballad Scarborough Fair Canticle. 

Contestants only make it through to the next round of The Voice if one of the coaches, who have their backs to the performer, turns around while they are singing. 

Delta was the first to turn her chair within seconds of hearing Celia’s unique voice. 

The other three coaches Seal, Joel and Ricky Martin followed, which was a surprise to Celia, who exclaimed “I forgot my words” during the audition. 

“I forgot my words, I forgot how to play the guitar, but I was able to keep singing and finish the song after the encouragement from the coaches,” she said.

“It was just such a great moment and so overwhelming, I lost everything.

“I honestly did not expect the four chairs to turn around.” 

The coaches gave her a standing ovation and all complimented her talent. 

“Celia, that is the best performance we have seen,” Delta said. 

“The second you opened your mouth it was like something magical just happened. That was truly a magnificent performance.’’

Ricky said he wished Celia was sitting there for one second and saw what she offered and how amazing she was. 

“I was listening to you and angels were talking to me,” he said. 

Because all coaches loved Celia, she had to choose which team she would be part of. 

Joel told her he would get down on his knees and beg “if you want me to”.

She jokingly replied “go on then”, which caused him to leap out of his chair and throw himself at her feet.

“It was so funny, I couldn’t believe it,” Celia said. 

But the winning coach was Delta as she was the first to turn around. 

“She was really enjoying listening to me sing and it was very moving,” Celia said. 

“The words she said to me were really beautiful and really touching.”

During and after the performance Celia said she was swamped with messages, phone calls and Facebook comments all congratulating her.

She also featured in The Daily Telegraph yesterday. 

“It’s all very exciting and the whole experience has been overwhelming, but in such a good way,” she said.

Celia said she couldn’t believe the amount of support she had received from Forbes. 

“It is just really lovely to have the support and I am glad I have done Forbes proud,” she said. 

“I would like to thank everyone for supporting me.

“The whole experience so far has been really special and I’m so happy I was able to share it with Forbes.” 

Celia entered the singing competition because her friends had encouraged her to. 

“I thought it would be fun so I decided to try out,” she said.

She moved to Sydney in May last year to study at the Australian Institute of Music in Surry Hills.

At the moment, she has deferred her study to concentrate on The Voice. 

“I just want to give it everything I’ve got,” she said. 

The next stage for Celia is coaching sessions with Delta Goodrem and the battle round. 

“I will be meeting my partner and the next round will start straight after the blind auditions are finished,” she said. 

Celia is the daughter of Glenn and Donna Pavey and a sister to Emily and James. Her grand parents are Forbes residents Elwyn and Jill Pavey and John and Janet Smith.

Donna and Emily were both with Celia for the audition process and appeared on the episode on Sunday night.

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