WATCH 18-Year-Old Overcome Stutter To Give A Dynamite Performance On ‘The Voice Australia’

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Harrison Craig shared his story about getting picked on for having a stutter from a young age. The 18-year-old auditioned for The Voice Australia proving that he could defy all odds. He sang “Broken Vow” by Josh Groban for his 2013 audition that now has over 50 million views.

Harrison Craig Blew Seal Away On ‘The Voice Australia’

Before his audition, Harrison opened up about his stutter in a very candid way. It was time for him to reach his dreams and sing his heart out during his audition. Coach Seal nearly jumped out of his seat the second he heard Harrison sing. Singing and music helped Harrison overcome his stutter and give him confidence. His regal and classy voice mirrored that of music great Andrea Bocelli. Seal waited a few seconds before turning his chair. “It is voices like that that make guys like me want to coach,” Seal said. That was enough to get Harrison on board to choosing Seal as his coach.


He soared through the battle rounds with his performance of “You Raise Me Up” and was saved by the public during the Showdown Rounds. In the Live Finals, he stunned with his rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Harrison made it all the way to the finale where he was later crowned the winner of season two of The Voice Australia.

Where Is Harrison Now?

After winning The Voice Australia, Harrison continued to pursue a career in music. He released his first album called “More Than a Dream” after the show. He embarked on a five-month national tour before putting out his second album called “L.O.V.E.” which was certified gold. It was on the Top 10 albums charts for six weeks. His third album “Kings of Vegas” was released in 2016.

One of his latest songs “Even If You Say So” was released last year. “This song shares exactly that feeling and I want people to know that they are not alone with this and that through sharing this feeling we can all overcome our hurdles together,” he wrote on Instagram.

Harrison has also been an active voice in COVID relief efforts in Australia. “I want us together to reach out to the millions of Australians, many more millions of people around the globe and the millions of children who need us now more than ever,” he wrote on Instagram in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

And if conquering the music world wasn’t enough, Harrison wrote a children’s book called “Harrison’s Song.” The synopsis of his book is “Harrison is a bit different to the other kids. Each time he tries to speak, he stutters. No matter how hard he tries, his tongue feels tied up in knots. That is, until one day when Harrison discovers his talent” according to his website. “‘Harrison’s Song’ tells the story of how Harrison overcame adversity because he just wanted to share the love and words inside him.”


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Samantha Agate
Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is a contributor and host for Talent Recap on YouTube with a previous byline at The Blast. She graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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