Rita Roeland, who is 65, gave up on her dream of being a singer years ago, but her daughter persuaded her to try out for a show. Rita chose Etta James’s song “At Last” to sing on The Voice of Flanders. All four coaches on The Voice Senior were blown away by this star from Herzele, Belgium. It was one of the most powerful performances they had ever seen.
Rita took a while to relax and let her voice flow freely, but once she did, her passion and vocal talent made all the judges sit up and take notice. Helmut Lotti was the first judge to turn, and the next two judges almost turned at the same time. As luck would have it, Rita chose Team Lotti in the end.
This hidden bird chose a song that stars like Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, and Beyoncé have sung. The most surprising thing about Rita Roeland’s The Voice Senior audition is that she has a voice and range that can compete with the best. When she sings “At Last,” a song that has been around for a long time, she sings it in perfect harmony with her voice.