Rachael Leahcar is showcasing her musical journey through her tour, Colours of My Life, where she is using childhood family video recordings to help tell her story. Despite living with a degenerative eye condition and losing 90 per cent of her vision, Leahcar has been working at her musical dream since she was a child. Performing around her home-town of Adelaide and steadily earning acclaim, Leahcar finished in the Top 3 on The Voice Australia in 2012. She captivated the public with her vocals from her inital televised audition which over four-million people watched.
“I don’t see the point in hiding myself and I wear my heart on my sleeve, I’ve been this way as long as I can remember,” Leahcar said. “I want the world to know the truth about Rachael because this way, I know that whatever opinion people form of me is real. I hope that people will not only be entertained, but will take away the fact that there is always more to the story than meets the eye,” she said.
“I was worried it would come across as conceited when I just wanted to be genuine. No frills, no bells and whistles, just me telling friends in the audience about the good, bad and the ugly,” Leahcar said. “I feel that the world needs to know what it really takes to be a performer, and in particular, how much training and experience it takes to become a professional,” she said.
“There is no success without hard work. I want to share the best and worst of it,” she said. “I also thought it was important to give insight into what life is like for me living with a disability, so that people will be more understanding and people with a disability will draw inspiration to chase their dreams.”
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