Thursday, September 28, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
With the semi-finals of The Voice 2023 coming to a close, Moranbah’s sweetheart, the beautiful Bella Mackenzie was unfortunately eliminated from this years’ national singing competition.
On Sunday night, Bella performed a unique rendition of Australian icon John Farnham’s ‘Two Strong Hearts’. She dedicated her performance to her late grandfather, ‘Feno’.
On her Facebook page, Bella stated, “We found out that Pop had cancer a week before my blind audition and we lost him not long after that.”
“He taught me everything I know about dreaming big and putting in the hard work every day to chase those dreams and if someone tells you ‘no’, you’re asking the wrong person.”
Bella thanked her family for travelling to see her perform, ending her heartfelt message with: “This one is for you, Pop.”
After Bella’s incredible performance, Rita Ora exclaimed, “I am always excited to see you, I’ve always looked at you as the full package. I’m really proud of you.”
Jason Derulo went on to say, “Bella, you were on fire tonight. I’ve seen you on fire before, but tonight you knocked it out of the park.”
Guy Sebastian ultimately chose Charlie Pittman to move onto the finals, commenting, "Bella, I know there's a lot of people watching through this journey that love country music that have really connected with you.”
Guy also stated, “I really wanted Bella to just show her country heart tonight. We worked on so much through mentoring, you should be so proud.”
Bella’s main hope was to spread the message that ‘no matter where you come from, you can do anything you set your mind to.’
“I wanted to inspire rural and country kids to believe in themselves and go for their dreams!”
To keep up with Bella Mackenzie, visit her website www.bellamackenzie.com.au or find her on social media at @bellamackenzieofficial.