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You might not have heard her name until very recently, but Kirsten Joy is no stranger to the bright lights of the BBC or the pressure of singing to a crowd.
In between completing a her degree in Music Performance here at ACM and beginning to carve out a career as a session vocalist, Kirsten found fame with The ACM Gospel Choir when she, Mark De-Lisser and other ACM students featured on the BBC’s ‘Last Choir Standing‘ back in 2008/2009.
Three years on, Kirsten now found herself as part of Team Jessie J after successfully convincing one of the UK’s hottest vocal properties to turn her chair during the BBC’s blind auditions – check out her rendition of Emelie Sande’s ‘Heaven’.
“The audition process was probably the most nerve wracking thing I’ve done but it was such a privilege to be chosen by Jessie! I’m grateful for all the performance and audition opportunities I had whilst at ACM, including joining the ACM Gospel choir. The most important thing I’ve learnt is to take every opportunity and make the most of it. Being on The Voice is an opportunity I plan to make the most of!”
Kirsten Joy ACM Vocal Alumni
Over the coming weeks, Kirsten and Team Jessie will face a series of ‘Vocal Battles’ as they fight to secure the accolade of being crowned ‘The Voice’ of the UK and the chance at securing a recording contract.