Jessica Mauboy has shared a family member’s emotional coming out moment with queer singer Seann Miley Moore in a sweet moment on The Voice Australia.
The out and proud Sydney singer slayed his blind audition performance of The Prayer earlier this month.
He chose Jessica Mauboy as a judge. On Monday night’s episode, the pair bonded during a coaching session.
Seann opened up to Jessica about seeing his father cry watching him perform on the show. He explained to Jessica his relationship with his father has “been very hard”.
“Our relationship has been up and down,” he said.
“But he’s in his 70s now, so it’s so good to reconnect with him and to understand him. I feel stronger, and I feel more empowered.”
Jessica then explained her father’s heartwarming reaction after her own sister came out as gay.
“I have a gay sister. I remember the day she came out to my dad,” she said.
“My dad basically looked at her and said, ‘I love you my darling.’
“I bawled my eyes out. Because it was really hard to see her needing that permission. I feel like that’s potentially what you have with your dad.”
Jessica later said to camera, “Seann had been looking for permission when in fact he only needed his own permission to be where he is today.”
Seann Miley Moore says stunning blind audition song was about ‘safety and hope’
The Voice Australia’s Seann Miley Moore told QNews.com.au earlier this month about why he picked Andrea Bocelli’s operatic hit The Prayer.
“When I went to audition I thought, what is the song of all songs? It’s The Prayer,” Seann gushed.
“The time we live in is such an uncertain time and this song is all about safety, hope and most of all inspiration.
“That was the reason I chose it, especially within these uncertain times. It was a perfect time to sing it.”
Ultimately, Seann went with Jessica Mauboy as his coach for some important and personal reasons.
“She’s such an inspiration for a brown sister like me,” she said.
“Having watched her audition, she’s such an inspiration in all her brownness and fabulousness. I needed to go for my homegrown soul sister Jess.”
The Voice Australia is screening on Seven.
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