Australia crowned Lachie Gill the 2022 winner of The Voice Australia in an unmissable grand finale packed with emotion and triumph.
And it’s safe to say the 24-year-old PE teacher’s life has changed forever.
“It was the most incredible feeling I’ve ever felt,” Gill told Perth Now.
“It’s all a blur, I’m going to have to spend a few days just to think about what happened.
“Even after (my) first couple of performances, I was still unsure of my own ability and what I could do. That’s a testament to all the other artists that were on the show that I was looking around going ‘how the hell am I next to these guys and how am I going to keep getting through when there’s these voices?”
The singer reflected on how far he has come since his audition and encourages budding singers to chase their dreams no matter how scary it may seem.
“It’s the biggest example (that) anything is possible, anything can happen. I was playing footy and doing gigs at the pub anytime I could. But now I have got a record deal and have won the voice.
“Whether it’s singing or not, I would encourage people to just go for it. I was so scared to even audition but I hit the ball and went for it…now this has happened.”
Gill admits his mentorship by none other than Rita Ora herself, is what pushed him to grow as an artist throughout his experience on the show.
“Rita just kept saying to me ‘believe in yourself, believe in what you’ve got and believe that it’s different. Keep doing the songs your way because your connection and emotion are what people resonate with’ and that’s what I kept doing.
“So it was Rita that gave me that extra confidence and belief to go ‘what if I actually do have what it takes to be here?’
When asked about the future ahead, the star from Victoria revealed he is ready to get stuck right into it at the recording studio.
“I’ve got lots of music written and ready to go. And I mean, before the show, it was a matter of getting it recorded (which) costs a bit of money so I was going slow.
“But now that this has happened and I’ve got the record deal, I’m so ready to start creating music and putting it out there,” he said.