Am I ok?
Tonight I exited my journey on The Voice Australia.
I’m being inundated with messages of love and support from family, friends and fans.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, I could not have wished for a better following of beautiful people and I will forever be grateful.
I’m also getting ‘Are you ok?’ messages because “aww hunny you didn’t make it though”.
I love you for your concern.
Let me put it into perspective for you..
When I got voted out of Australian Idol like a million years ago, it was a rude shock that being successful in this industry, was not about how hard I worked on my singing or how good I was at it.
TV really showed me that you had to present your craft, brand, personality and your story. It brought to my attention a lot of things that I needed to work on and presented a massive journey of positive challenges ahead. You literally cannot pay for the knowledge you get from being a part of one of these shows.
Along with this tho -- the little girl in me felt so much rejection and simply not good enough, despite putting my best foot forward… and with this attitude I was propelled into the vicious industry that is entertainment… The Artist in me was broken for a long time.
I DO NOT WISH THIS ON ANYBODY...and IF YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW…
Coming back to a similar platform after 15 years (yes, you read that right) was easily one of the scariest things I’ve ever done in my life.
But man was it necessary for the last bit of my healing around some of these deep seeded issues.
The moment I stepped on that stage and opened my mouth for my blind audition, I had already won.
I came here with my eyes open.
I came with my heart on my sleeve.
I came with no filters.
I needed to prove that I could do this again and have a good time - and stay out of my head.
I needed to prove that the opinion that I have formed of myself (that one that I am happy with), did not shatter when met with the views of others.
I needed to fall in love with being on that stage again as Roxy “The Artist”
and I came trusting that Australia, and the world would accept me. Just as I am….
and BOY did you deliver.
You smiled, you cheered, you celebrated and you heard me.
My voice, my message.
You saw me. Just me.
And my heart healed.
@thevoiceau you definitely gave this mama her groove back and I will forever be grateful to you…
And now I will take this experience to continue to be an example, and show others how to put themselves forward to
dream and achieve,
to receive love and acceptance and
to overcome their greatest fears and be healed from the inside out….
So yeh! I’m ok….Actually I’m pretty awesome right now…
Massive thanks to the amazing crew - Every. Single. One. Of. You. made this experience feel safe and easy.
And best of luck to my new (and some old) talented friends, moving ahead in the competition.
You may not see me on the show anymore….But I’ll see you in real life. Real soon Xx
Grateful for you Xx
It’s time to focus on My Music….and The Artist Mindset...