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Soli Tesema is one of Australia’s favourite contestants from the Voice season 3. Based in Melbourne VIC.
With philanthropic career ambitions, R’n’B pop artist Soli Tesema has big-hearted aspirations to one day share her good fortune with underprivileged children in her home country of Ethiopia.
Most happy when she is performing, Soli Tesema currently sings at churches, weddings and family functions and has a musical style in the vein of Jessie J and Emeli Sande. Her fan base continues to steadily climb across social media for her moving vocal performances including her blind audition song on The Voice – ‘Halo’… by Beyoncé.
19-year-old Soli Tesema delivered a incredible performance of Beyonce’s Halo – finally managing to capture will.i.am’s attention! He tells her that technically she is perfect and all she needs is a ‘suggester’!
Some of the greatest moments in Soli Tesema’s life have been mid-song in church in Ethiopia. she says she will never forget the power of singing in her parents’ home country. “I’ve visited several times and they have been extremely moving experiences,” she says. “I’ve always wanted to help underprivileged children in an orphanage I know of there. I’ll do that whether I’m successful on the show or not.”
Soli Tesema, an R’n’B pop artist, whose biggest music inspirations are Beyonce and Jessie J, says she has auditioned for reality TV shows before and found the experience off-putting.
“I remember in my past auditions the producers would have their heads down and they wouldn’t even give me eye contact,” she says. “I was expecting similar but The Voice was the complete opposite. So welcoming.”
Tesema’s clearest memory of the blind audition – in which the judges sit with their backs to the singer – was the door that opened to the stage.
“Then seeing the judges’ chairs and the audience, and just the incredible silence,” she says. “It was scary. Getting up to that stage was an achievement in itself.”