You’ll be pleased to know Kate Blakk isn’t planning to get really, really good at voice-overs. She’s great as she is. Because to be really really good, there’s also a danger of being really really disconnected from the people you’re talking to. Her singing, her acting, her dancing, her comedy, basically all the stuff she has done far away from the studio microphone, makes her sound untouched and therefore unaffected by the so-called rules of what a polished voice-over should sound like – but we’re talking voice acting. Of course she can be cool and glam for the latest leather-upholstered car or mouth-melting chocolate, but Kate really shines when you need a ‘normal’ person, not an announcer. A staff member to talk about the product. The suburban endorsement. The station-wagon mum. The shopping centre vox pop. The successful trial lab assistant. The “ I didn’t believe it but now I do” person. Give Kate a story. Give her a series of rambling thoughts filled with mistakes, ums , ahhs and dunnos’ . Give her pauses and gaps that will bring to the surface her natural talent. Give her a chance to be just as inarticulate as the rest of us, she’s no dummy – she’s always happy to give you her opinion and front the microphone with honest energy and genuine charisma. Writers and casting directors will be wrapped Kate has arrived on the voice-over scene. She’s a true and welcome alternative.