Superstar coaches Keith Urban, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy have shared their memories of growing up around music ahead of the premiere of The Voice Generations.
The Voice Generations is a global-first special event featuring superstar coaches, coming to Channel 7 and 7plus on January 31 for one week only.
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In a huge twist on the world’s biggest singing competition, The Voice Generations will see the nation’s greatest voices from each generation come together to perform in The Voice arena.
Talented families, friends, neighbours, and even students and teachers will team up to vie for Voice glory in this special edition of the smash-hit series.
Across powerful Blind Auditions and epic Battles, the generations will sing head-to-head to claim their spot in the first-ever The Voice Generations Grand Finale.
And Keith Urban, Rita Ora, Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy will be there to coach them along.
“I started playing guitar when I was six,” says world-renowned musician, producer, songwriter and singer Keith Urban.
“My dad played drums and my grandfather played piano.
“I was really lucky to have really supportive parents.”
Music was also a family affair for pop star, actress and musician Jess Mauboy.
“There is no greater feeling than singing with my family,” she says.
“I grew up harmonising with my sisters.
“Dad would always be on the guitar playing.”
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rita Ora fondly remembers her early performances at her father’s London pubs.
“My father owns pubs and I would go and sing at the pubs,” she reveals.
“That was the highlight of my weekend.”
And for singer, songwriter and producer Guy Sebastian, watching the next generation of up and coming performers makes his heart sing.
“There is nothing that makes me tear up more than hearing my own kids sing, or love music and discover all that I discovered growing up,” he says.
Music is without doubt an artform that unites us across the generations – as this special The Voice Generations event will undoubtedly show.
The Voice Generations premieres on Monday, 31 January on Channel 7 and 7plus.