The Voice: Kim needs Valley votes
HIGH school music teacher Kim Sheehy has become the student and she's loving every minute of it.
The Maclean High School graduate has taken leave from her job as a music teacher in south Brisbane to appear on the reality singing show The Voice and pursue her music dreams in Sydney.
Ms Sheehy said performing on live TV as a semi-finalist on Monday night had been one big learning experience.
"The scale of the stage and the production is new and cool and exciting for me," she told APN
"I've been gigging for 15 years and it would be easy for me to come in and go 'I know what I do'. But I'm loving everything that I'm learning; I'm like a sponge.
"The feedback I'm getting I'm taking on and it's been good so far. It feels like I'm just starting out all over again."
The 28-year-old came out firing in Monday's first live show with her rendition of Gotye's Hearts A Mess, a song chosen for her by her mentor Delta Goodrem.
She had to remain perfectly still as moving images were projected on to her face.
Benji and Joel Madden declared it performance of the night.
"I'm really happy Delta and the creative team gave me something memorable," she said.
"I think I've been flying under the radar a little bit, so to come out on the first live show like that was really cool."
But she will need the support of the viewing public to continue on the show.
After Goodrem used her one save option to give Alfie Arcuri a free pass, Ms Sheehy will need to secure more votes than her Team Delta team mates Elle Murphy and Adam Ladell to avoid elimination on Sunday.
"Delta explained to me that she wants to see Australia gets behind me and I can see method to her madness," she said. "If they're (the viewers) not going to save me in week one then they're never going to vote for me. I need to rally people behind me now.
"I am just itching to get back on that stage, so I'll be gutted if I don't get another chance to sing."
If she does get enough votes to progress then she hopes to surprise viewers with her next performance.
"Delta and I have been talking this week about showing Australia a different side of me," she said. "So far I've been pigeonholed as a ballad singer. I'm looking forward to coming out and showing Australia a different skill they haven't seen."
For information on how to vote for Kim visit 9jumpin.com.au/show/the-voice/vote. The Voice continues on Sunday at 7pm on Channel 9/NBN.