You know, we've had a tough time over the last couple of years, especially in Greymouth. There's always sunshine after rain, and we're looking at you to be our rainbow that appears after the storm.– Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn, to contestant Jackie Thomas
Your voice brings absolute joy to my heart, bro.– Stan Walker, after hearing Whenua Patuwai's version of Sam Cooke song 'A Change is Gonna Come'
New Zealand has voted in force. We have received over 300,000 votes ...– Presenter Dominic Bowden
Your voice really is the purest voice I have ever heard live ... I'm so thankful for you being in this competition because you nearly weren't.– Judge and All Saints singer Melanie Blatt, after hearing Jackie Thomas sing Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love'