Sunday night’s blind auditions on The Voice showcased a range of raw talent, including one very unique singer.
Halimah Kyrgios, older sister to tennis champion Nick Kyrgios, took to the stage to prove her own as a dedicated songstress.
The 31-year-old shocked all four of the judges with her rendition of Tina Arena’s classic song Chains, as they all fought for her attention.
In the end, Halimah chose Rita Ora to be her coach, with Rita saying, “I did not expect her to pick me, I’m really flattered. That’s an Australian song, a classic and I’m glad she trusts me. There’s a lot we can do together.”
Before taking to the stage, Halimah talked about how she wanted to be seen as more than just Nick Kyrgios’ sister.
“I’m not very out there like he is. Having Nick in the limelight has been a good and bad thing. There is added pressure,” she said.
“I really just want to focus on people knowing me as Halimah, not Nick’s sister.”
She discussed their childhood growing up together, and shared that she would often sing and dance with her little brother.
Much to Halimah’s surprise, The Voice host Sonia Kruger said that Nick had tuned into the audition over a video call.
Sonia told the tennis star, “She was amazing!”, to which Nick responded, “She always is.”
Image credits: Channel Seven/Instagram @kyrgios_halimah
This article first appeared on Over60.