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An Irish jockey based in Sydney has been making waves on The Voice Australia.
Robbie Dolan – based in Sydney – has made it through the call-back stages of the Australian version of the singing talent show.
The premise of The Voice is that all the judges face away from the singers auditioning.
Woooooo !! Through to the battles sooo happy thank you @ritaora , I love you Dominic Clark your an amazing singer and it’s not the end for you , and @lachiegillmusic I wish I could grow a moustache like you🥸 @thevoiceau #thevoiceau #thecallbacks #battles
— Robbie Dolan (@ZRKD) May 4, 2022

The judges get to choose to turn around if they have been impressed enough by the voice of the contestant.
In Robbie’s audition, he impressed judges with a performance of James Bay’s Let It Go.
All four judges turned around, and the Irish jockey had the opportunity to pick Rita Ora, Keith Urban, Jessia Mauboy or Guy Sebastian as his coach.
Rita Ora was the ultimate choice.
Robbie won the hearts of all four judges in his audition. He ultimately chose Rita Ora to be his coach. Pic: Twitter/ Robbie Dolan
Following his audition Rita said: ‘The fact you haven’t got a clue how good you are is probably the reason why everyone watching is falling in love with you every time you speak through that microphone.’
The Kildare native boasts decent success in his jockeying career to date.
Since moving to Australia in 2017, Dolan has ridden 233 winners.
The young man’s latest adventures are relatively different from horse riding.
Robbie is now one preliminary round away from getting to the semi-final stages. Pic: Twitter/Robbie Dolan
Competing in the singing show over the last number of weeks, Dolan’s aced the ‘call-back’ stage on Wednesdays episode with a rendition of Lewis Capaldi’s Before You Go.
The 26-year-old now advances to the ‘battle rounds’ – the final preliminary stage before the semi-finals.
Speaking to Thoroughbred Racing earlier this year the jockey-turned-singer said: ‘Singing has always just been a hobby to me.
Robbie has been very successful in his horse riding career. Since 2017, when he moved to Australia, he has ridden over 230 winners. Pic: Mark Evans/Getty Images.
‘I did school plays years and years ago and always really enjoyed singing.’
He added: ‘Racing took over my life but just recently I’ve started to learn guitar and try to do a few gigs – it’s a step away from racing.
‘They are very different worlds but once I got the opportunity ot perform on The Voice I was like: “Why not, what have I got to lose?”

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