Lia Joham was a member of the Fairfield County Children’s Choir for seven years until her family moved to Germany when she was 16 years old. Now 21, big news was her debut on The Voice of Germany at the end of October, where Lia presented her rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Trouble Water for her blind audition. Even after hitting the buzzer and turning their chairs, the judges wanted to hear more and asked her to sing an impromptu second song. She sang Chandelier by Sia which was “even more impressive than the first song,” said Coach Mark Forster.
Lia is studying sound engineering in Austria at the Technical University of Graz. She is a member of an a cappella choir and earns a living as singer at local clubs and private events. Thanks to positive feedback, she decided to send in an audition tape to The Voice of Germany last December. Out of thousands, Lia was selected to be one of the 150 people to move on to the blind auditions. She belted out Bridge Over Troubled Water. “I love that song. I learned it in Fairfield County Children’s choir. This girl sang a solo and always did such a good job; I was in awe and I’ve loved that song ever since,” Lia said.
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The four coaches are each famous in Germany in pop, rap, hip hop, rock, soul and classical music. During their critique, they were very complimentary saying……
Michael Patrick Kelly: “You have a very beautiful voice. You presented us with a very interesting interpretation of such an incredible song. And at 21 years old to give us so much depth. It was really nice. Thank you for this moment.”
Mark Forster: “I expected something completely different. It was so real and authentic for me. I thought it was somehow an earthy, forty-year old woman from San Francisco. You have a Ferrari voice and somehow you took me on a sightseeing drive. You were not just stepping on the gas, but you took me on a panoramic drive where I could not only enjoy the scenery, but also sit in a really cool Ferrari. I really enjoyed it.”
Michael Patrick Kelly: “I think she has the qualities of a finalist.”
Lia’s next challenge will be on “The Battles” where she will sing a duet with a fellow team member and the coaches will choose only one to head to the next round.
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