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Freddie Bailey Selected For Keith Urban’s Top 6 On The Voice Australia

5 May 2022 | 3:30 pm | Mallory Arbour

Freddie Bailey was selected to be part of Keith Urban's Top 6 on The Voice Australia.

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Emerging country artist, Freddie Bailey caught the attention of Keith Urban when the 17-year-old blind auditioned for The Voice Australia with Urban’s latest hit single, Wild Hearts.

He earned a two-chair turn, with Urban and Jessica Mauboy smashing their buttons with hopes to have Bailey join their respective teams. Mauboy did her best to convince him to join her team. 

She said, “Oh my God, honestly, I just – I mean, I love country music, first of all. It’s kind of where I started in music, to be honest. In fact, you saying you’re from Tamworth – I won a country music festival in Tamworth when I was fourteen, so I feel like we have a connection already. I have nobody like you on my team and I love you and, you know, I just don’t want you to do the predictable choice thing with Keith – I mean, so much respect to you, Keith, but like I would adore you on team Jess. I would love to have you.”

No surprise, Bailey chose to be part of Team Keith and the man himself jumped up on stage with Freddie for a jam which has already been streamed over a million times on social media.

Bailey shared on Instagram, “HOLY SMOKES!!! WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!?! I can’t even think right now! Thank you so much for turning your chair [Keith Urban]. Getting the opportunity to play your song on stage with you is by far the coolest thing I have ever done! I have officially lived my biggest dream! Also a massive thank you to [Jessica Mauboy] for turning your chair, you’re a bloody legend! I’m super excited and proud to say that I am now a part of Team Keith!”

Last night, Bailey, who has been playing guitar since he was nine years old, was selected to be part of Keith's Top 6.

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Bailey is a two-time graduate of the CMAA Junior Academy of Country Music having completed both the singer-songwriter and instrumental courses. He has also opened shows for major country acts including ARIA Award winner, Fanny Lumsden and Golden Guitar Award winners Andrew Swift, Amber Lawrence and The Bushwackers and performed to over five thousand music fans on the Toyota Main Stage as a finalist for the TCMF 2019 Busking Championships.

Bailey has released two songs this year. The first, Run, co-written and produced by Liam Kennedy-Clark, showcases not only Bailey’s impressive talent as a writer and vocalist but also his extraordinary guitar skills. He released Won’t Be Long in late March.

This isn’t the first time that Urban has been honoured on the show. Earlier this month, New Zealand contestant Kaylee Bell paid tribute to Urban with an original song called Keith.


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