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Stars battle over Cooroy teen on The Voice

Isaac McGovern pictured during his blind audition for the 2014 series of The Voice Australia. Supplied by Channel 9/WIN.
Isaac McGovern pictured during his blind audition for the 2014 series of The Voice Australia. Supplied by Channel 9/WIN.

COOROY teen Isaac McGovern is hot property after his performance on The Voice last night.

All four celebrity coaches turned their chairs for the 19-year-old singer, with Joel Madden securing the young talent for his team.

"Originally my mum said if Ricky (Martin) turned around I had to go with Ricky, but I'm pretty sure it's because she has a crush on him must like every woman in Australia," McGovern laughed.

His bluesy rendition of I Need A Dollar immediately caught the attention of Madden, who hit his button just seconds into McGovern's performance.

But surprisingly, McGovern had doubts about his singing ability before auditioning for the show at the behest of his cousin.

"I prepared myself all day to go home. I was listening to the people practice and rehearsing (backstage) I was like 'wow'," he said.

"I only really started focusing on singing the last few years, so I was feeling way out of my league. I thought I'd go up and just have fun with it and within five seconds Joel turned around."

McGovern, who was born in Biloela and went to primary school in Rockhampton before moving to the Sunshine Coast, credits his musical family for his talents, both vocally and on the guitar.

"I was brought up playing music and singing with my mum. She's a singer songwriter, and the whole family is all musical," he said.

"I've sung a lot, but I never really liked my own voice.

"I think the biggest thing is I've always compared myself to other artists, but now I've learned that as long as I stay true to who I am then it's fine. When people like you for who you are it's the best feeling."

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