Bundaberg singer Michaela George is one step closer to fulfilling her dream of becoming a national artist after she appeared on Australia Idol.
The 26-year-old university student with a an energetic personality was ecstatic to be in this year’s competition.
“Idol is back, and I am so excited!” Michaela said on last night's episode which aired on Channel 7.
Supported by her Bundaberg family and friends, the mother-of-one took a quick Facetime to her daughter before gracing the judges on the national television stage.
“When I was a kid, I would watch Australian Idol and pretend I was auditioning, and I would get the touch down from Mark!”
“A golden ticket today would literally send my soul somewhere else.”
Belting out Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato, Michaela wowed the judges as she received a unanimous four yes votes which has now taken her through to the top 50 contestants for Australian Idol 2023.
Both judges Kyle Sandilands and Harry Connick Jr praised Michaela after her audition.
Kyle said he was amazed by Michaela’s voice.
“I was pleasantly surprised, cause you’re a bit of fun and when you started singing, I thought ah great, I could do something with this person
“I really enjoyed it. It’s a big yes from me!”
Harry Connick Jr said he couldn’t wait to see how Australia Idol would help Michaela blossom.
“You’re real sweet and stuff, but I bet if you make it through there’s gonna be this other side where it’s like, y’all better get outta my way – no more child’s play,” he said.
“I think the competition needs somebody like you – it’s a yes from me!”
Michaela replied saying singing was her passion.
“I love it and I want it!” she said.
Michaela now has the opportunity of a life time to join the ranks of superstar Aussies including Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Matt Corby, Ricki-Lee, Anthony Callea, Stan Walker and Casey Donovan as she moves to the next round of Australian Idol.
Watch Michaela's audition through the 7plus website.
In 2020, Michaela was the feature artist in the BundabergNow podcast, she shared her song called Misery, which she wrote when she was 14 years old, with the community.
To listen to Michaela’s song Misery click here.