THE VOICE: Kim hits right note second time around
SCHOOLTEACHER Kim Sheehy is ready for her vocal masterclass after successfully making it through her blind audition on The Voice last night.
The Grafton-born high school music teacher, who now lives in Brisbane, will now work with Delta Goodrem after impressing the show's superstar coaches with her rendition of Sara Bareilles' She Used To Be Mine.
"I was playing the piano and it was turned to the side, so I wasn't looking at the chairs at all. I didn't know anyone had turned until I heard the audience erupt," Kim told the Examiner.
"Then I noticed Delta had turned and it actually calmed me down. I thought 'OK cool now I can just enjoy the rest of the performance'."
Ronan Keating also turned for the 28-year-old, meaning he and Delta had to compete for her to join their teams.
"I ended up choosing Delta because she had a better pitch for me," she said.
"She definitely seemed to speak my language in where I want to go as an artist. We both have a lot in common as singer songwriters and instrumentalists. I grew up singing her songs at high school, so it feels like I've just come full circle."
Kim grew up in Maclean as the middle child in a musical family.
"My dad had that rock 'n' roll influence, while my mum did lots of classical piano and singing, so we got the best of both worlds," she said.
She and her younger brother Chris auditioned for The Voice three years ago in season two. He successfully made it on to Joel Madden's team while Kim was unsuccessful with another Sara Bareilles song.
"I sang Love Song three years ago and they (the coaches) smashed me for my song choice," she said.
"I knew it was risky to do another Sara Bareilles song, but She Used To Be Mine is more of a ballad and I'm better at singing ballads. It's my favourite song in the whole wide world to sing."
While she loves her job as a music teacher at Emmaus College in Jimboomba, south of Brisbane, Kim hopes to turn her regular pub and wedding gigs into a full-blown career.
"Even though I didn't get through in season two I had so much great exposure from the show and that allowed me to gig every weekend as well as teach," she said.
"It's great I get to play music every day with excited kids, but I've just come to a point where I want to be working on my music a lot more."