This is Rachael Leahcar, a successful young contestant on the Australian version of The Voice.
After The Voice, she performed at the 2012 Myer Music Bowl Vision Australia Christmas concert.
(It was screened on TV, and this is my photo from the TV broadcast!)
Rachael has only 10 per cent of her vision left due to a degenerative eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa.
She does not want to be known as a blind person who can sing; she wants to be known as a singer who happens to be blind.
But she hopes for a change.
Below is her Blind Audition song - La Vie en Rose - that began her journey to the top!
(Blind in this case just means that the judges did not see her till they chose to turn their chairs around!)
My colours are numbed
But I hear and touch the world
With a white life line
Rachael walks with a white cane
Credit for the above photo HERE
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