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Blind Croatian woman steals the show on The Voice of Germany 

Bernarda Brunović (Screenshot/SAT1)

A blind Croatian woman has stolen the show in the first episode of the new season of the German version of the popular talent show The Voice. 

Bernarda Brunović (25) won over the judges on the first episode of season 8 of ‘The Voice of Germany’ which aired in SAT 1 last night with her performance of Marvin Gaye’s ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’. 

All four mentors – Yvonne Catterfeld, Michi Beck & Smudo, Michael Kelly and Mark Forster  – hit the buzzer during Brunović’s performance, bringing her to tears. 

Bernarda decided to go with Irish-American singer Kelly who was a member of The Kelly Family. 

“There have been a few moments in my life where music has helped me. I would listen to songs in hard times and in the songs I would find the strength to get up and fight. As long as I live there is always hope. My dream is one day I will be able to see,” Bernarda said after her performance. 

Born without sight, Bernada lives in  Switzerland and has had over 30 operations with none being successful. She even lost an eye during one operation. 

Bernarda has written over 250 songs and was a contestant in the search for Switzerland’s Eurovision representative in 2014. 

Check out her performance in the video below. 

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