Vendulka Wichta bares her soul with folk version of “Karma Chameleon”

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Vendulka Wichta: A Fresh Voice on The Voice Australia

A Unique Twist to a Classic Hit

Vendulka Wichta, an emerging Australian folk artist, captivated audiences on The Voice Australia with a mesmerizing rendition of Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon.” Her performance was especially noteworthy as Boy George, the original artist of the song and a judge on the show, was present. The 21-year-old singer’s version, marked by a sultry and soulful delivery, immediately caught Boy George’s attention, prompting him to be the first to turn his chair in approval.

Vendulka’s Folk Interpretation Charms Judges

Accompanying herself with an acoustic guitar, Vendulka transformed the iconic 1983 pop hit into a haunting folk melody. Her distinctive, smoky vocals and impressive falsetto captivated both the audience and the judges, including Australian icons Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian. Boy George commended Vendulka’s performance, praising her for adding a bluesy, soulful twist to the song, a feat he believed was nearly impossible.

A Memorable Journey and Collaboration

Vendulka’s journey on The Voice Australia was marked by several standout performances, including her cover of Lady Gaga’s country song “Always Remember Us This Way.” At just 25 years old, the Canberra-based singer with Czech roots has shown remarkable versatility and talent. Despite being eliminated in the 12th episode, her collaboration with Boy George, her mentor on the show, highlighted her potential in the music industry.

Boy George hinted at future opportunities for Vendulka during the show, though she was unable to learn more at the time. This collaboration and her progress in the competition underscore Vendulka’s promising future in music.

Discover Vendulka’s captivating performances and witness her musical evolution by watching the videos below.

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