‘The Voice Of Holland’ Singer Puts Her Own Spin on a Britney Classic
Singer Julia van der Toorn on The Voice of Holland wowed the coaches with her cover of Britney Spears’ “Oops!…I did it again.” The coaches turned their chairs almost immediately, and asked Julia to sing another song.
van der Toorn, who was just 18 years old at the time, went on to win the show in 2013 after her stunning blind audition.
Amazing Audition on ‘The Voice Of Holland’
van der Toorn stood at the microphone strumming an acoustic guitar, and sang a jazzy cover of “Oops!… I Did It Again” by Britney Spears in her initial audition. Three of the coaches turned their chairs almost immediately, and the fourth coach followed soon after.
The coaches clapped, danced, and sang along as van der Toorn continued to perform. They were so impressed, they had her perform a second song. She once again put her unique spin on a track, singing “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.
The performance was so good, one coach got out of his chair to shake it out, and another pretended to faint. van der Toorn chose to join Dutch star, Marco Borsato’s team, and went on to win the fourth season of the show.
Where Is Julia Van Der Toorn Now?
After her win on The Voice of Holland, van der Toorn released a self-titled debut album in 2014. The next year, she started performing under the name Julia Zahra. She also appeared on the Dutch talent show Best Singers.
In 2018, van der Toorn released the EP Something New. She’s also performed on two tours — The Remedy Tour and The Remedy Tour Part 2. She recently released a new single called “Love Reaction,” with an accompanying music video.
van der Toorn isn’t the only singer to perform a Britney Spears cover for their audition on The Voice. In fact, Spears’ song “Toxic” is a popular choice artists use to show off their ability to make a song their own. Check out a compilation here.