Werribee songbird Elle Murphy shines on

Former Mackillop College student Elle Murphy embraced her time on TV's The Voice. Photo: Damjan Janevski

After a whirlwind experience on Channel Nine’s The Voice, Elle Murphy is back on familiar territory in Werribee.

The 19-year-old former Mackillop College student made it to the finals as one of the top 16 contestants, but was last week eliminated.

“I was anticipating that I wouldn’t even turn any chairs in the blind auditions,” she told Star Weekly.

“I went on a much longer journey than I thought I would.”

Reflecting on the experience, Elle said she learnt a lot during six months working with her mentor, Delta Goodrem.

“I learnt a lot about the music industry and how everything works, but the thing I got most was learning about myself,” she said.

“I built up a lot of confidence. At the start, I didn’t say anything, thinking I might say something stupid. I was blocked off and reserved.

“I can now connect with audiences. I can really show myself to people.”

Performing live on television, she said, was a new experience in itself.

“In earlier rounds, I was performing to just that room,” she said. “I’d call my friends after and tell them what happened.

“In the live performances, I knew that a lot more people were watching. I’d get off the stage and have all these messages because everybody had seen it.”

Looking to the future, Elle isn’t at the end of her journey.

“So many people go on

The Voice and we never hear about them again. I don’t want to be one of those people. I want to work hard and try to make it,” she said.

To keep tabs on Elle’s career, go to www.facebook.com/ellemurphy.


Adem Saban