Starcom’s Josh Alvarez crowned ‘Media voice of Sydney’ in karaoke battle

The Sydney winner for Nine’s The Voice Ultimate Live Band Karaoke Battle has been crowned.

Starcom’s Josh Alvarez beat out seven other media agency singers after taking on classics Superstition and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.

Alvarez took out the top prize

Alvarez won a double pass to The Voice Grand Finale, and a $1,000 agency gift voucher for his agency team.

The judges – Liana Dubois, Nine’s director of Powered; Jacinta Gulisano, one of The Voice Australia’s 2018 final contestants; and Mark Brooks from Rockaoke – also gave a shout out to Ciara Hayes from Zenith, saying she put on the “bravest” performance of the night with a stripped back version of Dolly Parton’s Jolene.

Pearman’s Hayley Aiken and Lex Brassil also performed together, alongside Kyle Sapsford from Mindshare, Hari Caulfield from Frontier, Cameron Chu from UM, and Karl Faustino from Dentsu.

Last year, Alvaerz also participated in the event, which was ultimately won by PHD’s Beatriz Grattan-Smith.

The Voice Ultimate Live Band Karaoke Battle is also visiting Perth (March 27), Brisbane (March 28), Melbourne (April 4) and Adelaide (April 10).

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Josh Alarvez, Hayley Aiken and Lex Brassil


Ciara Hayes and her guitar


The crowd singing along


Hayes had the “bravest” performance, the judges said


The judges watch on


The winner is crowned


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