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Kaylee Bell performs 'Keith'
The Voice AU star Kaylee Bell returns home to perform her blind audition song 'Keith'
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The Breakfast Club

Kaylee Bell performs her 'The Voice AU' audition song 'Keith' live and acoustic

The Kiwi singer-songwriter crossed the ditch and made quite an impression on judge Keith Urban!
31 October 2022 6:01PM

Kiwi country singer Kaylee Bell was making all the right people turn around in Australia!

The Waimate-born artist took to the stage during blind auditions on 'The Voice Australia', currently mentored this season by Keith Urban, Rita Ora, Jess Mauboy and Guy Sebastian.

The song she performed, 'Keith', is a rousing celebration of Keith Urban’s music and career, whose trajectory to country music superstar status has been a source of inspiration for this fellow ‘small town’ NZ’er.

Kaylee uses a collection of Urban’s song titles to inspire a simple relatable story of young love.

It seemed fitting that he was the first to turn around to her voice. But it did take Keith Urban a moment to realise that the song Kaylee was singing was actually about him.

The singer eventually got all four judges to turn around, with Rita Ora amazed by Kaylee's confidence to sing a song about Keith to the Keith.

"Did I just hear what I thought I heard? Did you just say Keith’s name in a song. Is this song about Keith?"

“It sure is," Kaylee responded to Rita. "I wrote it over in Nashville a couple of years ago with two buddies of mine."

Keith himself said he had heard from a friend that she had written a song about him before. 

I couldn’t believe how just incredibly catchy it was and how much it sounded like the radio right out of the gate.

"I’ve never had any song written about me before but the fact that you also wrote it about the songs and the titles and the feeling in those, that’s just so touching Kaylee I can’t thank you enough for that."

Unfortunately for Keith, fellow judge Jess Mauboy played a block card against him, preventing the country singer from recruiting Kaylee to his team. With the remaining three mentors to choose from, Kaylee decided to choose Jess's team for The Voice competition.

Kaylee Bell’s 'Keith' is out now through Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes. Check out her live in-studio performance on The Breakfast Club above.