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No ‘issues’ with another winning performance from Lucy Sugerman.

Emma Macdonald

Lucy Sugerman is through to another level on the voice – and from now on the public, and not Seal, will decide her fate.

Canberrans can get behind their local singing sensation from next week when live battles start and the public’s vote decides who stays and who goes.

Lucy said she was both thrilled and relieved to get through in another challenge on The Voice. She and Camryn Jordans were placed head-to-head to sing a duet of Julia Michael’s Issues.

“It’s quite unnatural when you think about it,” said Lucy.

“You want it to still sound good and to create a great performance together but also you want to win, so it is an odd situation.”

It was also the first time Lucy performed without playing guitar – saying she felt a bit more vulnerable without an instrument to help her express herself.

“It was a bit of a challenge but I also understand that it is helping me to grow as an artist.”


Viewers were also treated to a glammed-up version of the 15-year-old St Clare’s student, who wore high-waisted hot pants emblazoned with a cherry motif.

“Yes I think my dad was a bit nervous about my new look,” she says with a laugh.

“But mum was fine with it, and I think the makeup artists respected my age and kept it quite natural.”

Lucy says life outside The Voice is now a little different to what it was before.

“I am getting recognised a little bit in Canberra now, which is strange, but also lovely.”

“People are incredibly supportive and kind. It is a big city bit it feels small and I love that Canberrans really get behind their local people.”

Lucy is away from school for about one week each month for filming commitments but admitted that Seal was never very far away, keeping up steady contact on the phone and always discussing her performances with her.

“He has honestly been amazing, he is so passionate and constantly testing knew ideas and explaining things to me.”

From next Sunday, viewers watching the voice can vote for Lucy (or any other artist) by downloading The Voice app here.


Emma Macdonald

Emma Macdonald has been writing about Canberra and its people for more than 20 years, winning numerous awards for her journalism - including a Walkley or two - along the way. Canberra born and bred, she’s fiercely loyal to the city, tribally inner-north, and relieved the rest of the country is finally recognising Canberra’s cool and creative credentials. More about the Author