Performer Ace Avenue featured in an impromptu duet with celebrity judge Ronan Keating on last night’s episode of The Voice.
Avenue was selected for the blind auditions and took a shot at impressing Keatan with a rendition of his classic When You Say Nothing At All. While his performance fell short of turning any of the judges chairs, Keating took to the stage in a surprise performance with the star struck singer.
Better known for appearing as part of a band in Australia’s Got Talent and singing in venues across Campbelltown, including Event Cinemas, The Cube, Rydges and Macarthur Square, Avenue said this was the first time he had been recognised for his talent as a serious solo artist. “It was amazing to have Ronan come up on stage with me, I was just thinking ‘How is this happening?” He said. “I managed to do something really amazing even though I didn’t get the chairs to turn around and I’m really grateful for the opportunity. “It’s the first time I’ve really been acknowledged as a vocalist. “It’s given me such confidence in my ability and I’ve got no real reservations anymore.”
Avenue once worked as an engineer on the local freight line. Although he now lives in Sydney he still frequents Campbelltown and hopes the experience and exposure gained from The Voice will help him improve as an artist.
“I would also like to thank everyone at The Voice for your support over the entirety of my journey. “I had a great time and would recommend the experience to everyone out there who is an aspiring singer.”
Original article by Kirstie Chlopicki, Macarthur Chronicle Campbelltown