Laura Bunting gets approval from “Voice Australia” judges for Wuthering Heights

Whilst we’re on the subject of talent shows, New Zealander Laura passed her “blind audition” on Oz Nine Network’s ‘The Voice’ with a rendition of Wuthering Heights which went down very well.

Close your eyes and open your ears, The Voice Australia is set to be the musical and social media phenomenon of 2012. On The Voice the four superstar musician coaches begin to select teams of twelve based solely on an artist’s voice. Seal, Joel Madden, Delta Goodrem and Keith Urban, are competing as coaches – each one hoping to discover, and nurture Australia’s next great voice. During the blind auditions, if a coach is impressed, they push a button to select the artist for their team of competitors, (they’ll need to select 12 acts in total). At this point, the coach’s chair will swivel so that they can face the artists they have selected. If more than one coach selects the artist, the power shifts to the artist who may choose which coach they want to work with throughout the competition. An artist is eliminated when they have not been chosen by one of our coaches who are superstar music talents themselves… ”


Laura is now part of coach Joel Madden’s team.

Somewhere the shade of Hughie Green must be very pleased that anyone should think Kate was the product of his ‘Opportunity Knocks’ …

About Peter

My Kate CV: Kate fan since 1978. Saw Tour of Life at the London Palladium 1979. Went to first KBC Convention 1980. Founded Homeground with Dave 1982. Worked on 1985, 1990, and 1994 Kate Bush Conventions, and the 1986 Video Party with Dave, Lisa of KBC and Krys. Appeared in videos for The Big Sky and Experiment IV. Wrote Introduction, Chronology and Discography for EMI Music Publishing's 1987 "Kate Bush Complete". Wrote the sleeve note for the remastered 1998 reissue of "Hounds of Love". Invited to write sleeve notes for other reissues which never happened. My other CV: born 1955 in Bermondsey London, educated at Galleywall Primary, Walworth Comprehensive, and London School of Economics BSc(Econ)(Hon) 1976. Currently an Officer of the Crown Court determining legal costs in crminal cases. Met Krys in 1982 through Homeground, we were engaged on Glastonbury Tor on Kate's birthday in 1983, and married in November 1984.
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4 Responses to Laura Bunting gets approval from “Voice Australia” judges for Wuthering Heights

  1. “Whilst we’re on the subject of talent shows”

    I know we’ll be short of news for a few years now, but do we have to be told everytime someone murders one of her lovely songs?

  2. Richard O'Niell says:

    Have a look and listen to Laura Bunting’s Wutherin Heights at:
    then see if you think she murdered it. Lovely pianist, lovely voice. You can get a studio version on iTunes.

  3. kennym says:

    My poor ears…

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