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Where are The Voice Australia’s most memorable stars now?

Channel Seven’s reboot of The Voice Australia is dominating the ratings, drawing more than a million viewers per episode.

And with so much success, there’s a renewed interest in past contestants from the singing competition.

From a blind teenager whose audition went viral to a controversial ‘loop artist’ who won without singing, here are some of the show’s most memorable stars.

Through the years: Daily Mail Australia takes a look at some of the most memorable contestants from The Voice

Jack Vidgen 

Jack Vidgen is arguably the most headline-grabbing contestant in The Voice history.

The young star first shot to fame at the age of 14 when he won Australia’s Got Talent in 2011.

He returned to the spotlight on The Voice in 2019, shocking viewers with his cosmetically enhanced appearance.

‘I’ve been trying to find myself again and I’ve definitely experimented with filler… there’s no denying that,’ he told Who magazine at the time.

‘To me, lip filler is like makeup, it’s like doing your hair… it’s not permanent.’

Since then, Jack has appeared on America’s Got Talent: The Champions and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia.

Jack released a new single called Love Me Lonely in June.

Then: Jack Vidgen made headlines with his plump pout when he appeared on The Voice in 2019

Then: Jack Vidgen made headlines with his plump pout when he appeared on The Voice in 2019

Now: Since then, Jack has appeared on America's Got Talent: The Champions and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Australia. He released a single called Love Me Lonely in June

Now: Since then, Jack has appeared on America’s Got Talent: The Champions and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! Australia. He released a single called Love Me Lonely in June

Sam Perry 

One of the most controversial winners from The Voice is loop artist Sam Perry.

Despite his success on the series, some viewers felt he broke the rules of the show by not being a traditional vocalist.

‘This is “The Voice” and Sam isn’t a singer. He shouldn’t have been allowed on the show to begin with,’ one viewer tweeted at the time. 

Sam was touring Australia and appearing at various festivals before the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to the live music scene.

Then: Looping artist Sam Perry won season seven of The Voice back in 2018

Then: Looping artist Sam Perry won season seven of The Voice back in 2018 

Now: These days, Sam works steadily as a touring artist by playing various festivals and competitions

Now: These days, Sam works steadily as a touring artist by playing various festivals and competitions 

Rachael Leahcar

Rachael, then 18, was assisted onto the stage for her blind audition in season one.

The singer, who is legally blind with retinitis pigmentosa, wowed the judges and studio audience with her performance of Edith Piaf’s classic La Vie En Rose.

Her audition has since attracted more than 10 million views on YouTube.

Repeatedly winning over the crowd with her sweet vocals, the teenager made it to the finals, eventually placing third.

In the years since the show, Rachael has released five studio albums and toured in her own cabaret show.

Prior to lockdown, Rachael was gearing up to perform in a Beatles tribute show called Here Comes The Sun. 

Then: Teenager Rachael Leahcar stunned the world as The Voice Australia's first-ever blind contestant

Then: Teenager Rachael Leahcar stunned the world as The Voice Australia’s first-ever blind contestant 

Successful: In the years since the show, Rachael has released five studio albums and toured in her own cabaret show. Prior to lockdown, she was gearing up to perform in a Beatles tribute show called Here Comes The Sun.

Successful: In the years since the show, Rachael has released five studio albums and toured in her own cabaret show. Prior to lockdown, she was gearing up to perform in a Beatles tribute show called Here Comes The Sun.

Harrison Craig

After winning season two of The Voice in 2013, Harrison released a string of singles, with his version of Unchained Melody reaching number two in the charts.

This was followed by original More Than a Dream, which peaked at number three.

The angel-faced ‘popera’ star won hearts on the show from the moment he stepped on stage for his blind audition.

He had to overcome a speech impediment that had affected him his whole life.

‘When I’m performing, singing is really easy to do, compared to talking,’ he said. ‘It’s something I don’t worry about. It’s my release.’

He released his last album, Kings of Vegas, in 2016 and recently toured as part of an Elton John orchestral show. 

His current single is called Even If You Say So. 

Then: Crooner Harrison Craig won the second season of The Voice back in 2013

Then: Crooner Harrison Craig won the second season of The Voice back in 2013

Now: Harrison released his last album, Kings of Vegas, in 2016 and recently toured as part of an Elton John orchestral show

Now: Harrison released his last album, Kings of Vegas, in 2016 and recently toured as part of an Elton John orchestral show

Ellie Drennan 

Ellie was the youngest winner of The Voice in 2015, aged just 16.

Sadly, her professional career got off to a shaky start when her debut single, Ghost, sold just 6,000 copies.

She released another single, Hard Love, the following year, which she promoted with a performance on The Voice.

The song peaked at number 41 on the charts. 

Ellie, now 22, took a break from the music scene before returning in 2019 with the single Taxi. 

Prior to lockdown, she was still performing gigs around the country.  

Then: Ellie Drennan was the youngest winner of The Voice in 2015, aged just 16

Then: Ellie Drennan was the youngest winner of The Voice in 2015, aged just 16

Now: Ellie, now 22, took a break from the music scene before returning in 2019 with the single Taxi. Prior to lockdown, she was still performing gigs around the country

Now: Ellie, now 22, took a break from the music scene before returning in 2019 with the single Taxi. Prior to lockdown, she was still performing gigs around the country

Prinnie Stevens 

Prinnie made a name for herself during the first season, when she progressed to the live rounds on Joel Madden’s team.

The powerful singer has enjoyed success as a musical theatre performer since then.

She has starred in Thriller Live on London’s West End, as well as a production of Aladdin in Australia.

Prinnie also appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, Celebrity Mastermind and The Voice All Stars, and co-hosted The Voice Kids.

In June, Prinnie released Lady Sings The Blues, which features songs from her hit show of the same name.

Famous face: Prinnie made a name for herself during the first season, when she progressed to the live rounds on Joel Madden's team

Famous face: Prinnie made a name for herself during the first season, when she progressed to the live rounds on Joel Madden’s team

Big things: The powerful singer has enjoyed success as a musical theatre performer since her stint on The Voice. In June, Prinnie released Lady Sings The Blues, which features songs from her hit show of the same name

Big things: The powerful singer has enjoyed success as a musical theatre performer since her stint on The Voice. In June, Prinnie released Lady Sings The Blues, which features songs from her hit show of the same name

Alfie Arcuri

In 2016, Alfie made history as the first openly gay winner of The Voice.

After winning the series, he released his debut studio album, Zenith, which peaked at number five on the ARIA charts.

In 2019, he competed in Eurovision – Australia Decides, but placed fifth.

He’s currently competing for Australia at the New Wave music contest in Sochi.

Familiar face: In 2016, Alfie made history as the first openly gay winner of The Voice

Familiar face: In 2016, Alfie made history as the first openly gay winner of The Voice

Hello: Alfie is currently competing for Australia at the New Wave music contest in Sochi

Hello: Alfie is currently competing for Australia at the New Wave music contest in Sochi

Karise Eden

Karise won the first season of The Voice in 2012 when she was just 19 years old.

That same year, she released her debut album, My Journey, which topped the charts and was certified double platinum.

The mother of two, now 29, has continued making music over the years.

In 2018, she released her third studio album, Born to Fight.

The talented singer is currently recording new music.  

Success: Karise won the first season of The Voice in 2012 when she was just 19 years old

Success: Karise won the first season of The Voice in 2012 when she was just 19 years old

Chameleon: She returned to The Voice for a performance of her single Gimme Your Love in 2019

Chameleon: She returned to The Voice for a performance of her single Gimme Your Love in 2019

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