Wade’s passion set to shine through on the Voice
AFTER three gruelling months of auditions and rehearsals Wade Smith, 18, of Tintenbar is set to appear in Monday night's blind audition of the Voice on Channel 9 at 7pm.
Throughout the process the year 12 Xavier College student had some expert guidance from Australian showbiz legend, Barry Crocker, who also happens to be his great grandfather.
"He has been really supportive and gave me some good advice about breathing techniques," said Wade.
"He also told me how important it was to be persistent in overcoming obstacles when you're pursuing a career in show business."
Wades Mother Camilla Moon said she will be over the moon to see her son perform on Monday's show.
A single mum, she works 2 jobs to support Wade and his sister Amber who is also a talented singer.
"He has worked really hard and his passion has shone through," she said.
"It's his talent that really got him there, he has all this determination and it seems to be falling into place for him."
Through audition process Wade has met and talked with all four of the judges on the show.
"They are genuinely nice people," he said.
"Seal has been especially nice to me."
"It was a daunting process to get to this point but I have made friends with other competitors and have been jamming with some of them."
Wade has only been singing for the past three years and he and his sister are entirely self taught.
Its also not the first time he has tasted success having been a finalist on Australia's Got talent in 2010 and a finalist on X Factor in 2012, making it all the way through to Boot Camp.
He also has his own YouTube channel with over 8,000 followers and he regularly busks at the Byron Markets.
"I have really been using social media a lot to promote myself," he said.
"The Voice and shows like it are a really good platform to gain a fan base.
Wade and his mother are hoping that Monday nights audition will be the start of something big.
"I can't afford to pay for a professional recording sessions so it will be great if someone out there could get him into the studio." said Ms Moon.
For more of Wade Smith go to: YouTube/wadesmithaccoustic.com.au