The Voice’s youngest contestant Janaki Easwar has delivered the ultimate tear-jerker of the season so far with a spine-tingling rendition of Billie Eilish’s Lovely.
The Melbourne based youngster — who is also a hip hop dancer — said it was “scary” to think that some of those competing against her were “sometimes even four times her age”.
But the 12-year-old had everyjudge turn their chair after she added a “little bit of Indian influence” into her cover of the teen pop star’s tune.
Easwar’s voice gave an emotionally-charged rendition of Lovely, which clearly impressed singer Rita Ora — who hit her judge’s buzzer before Easwar had even sung her first chorus.
The youngster’s mother broke down in tears as the judges continued to turn their chairs, her young daughter receiving a standing ovation from the crowd at the conclusion of her performance.
Camera IconJanaki's parents were overcome with emotion. Credit: seven network
Superstars Keith Urban and Jess Mauboy leaped from their seats when Easwar revealed her age, while Ora said “one half of me is like oh she is super super duper young and there is always something a little tricky there because it is always so sensitive”.
Camera IconRita Ora was stunned to learn Janaki was only 12 years old. Credit: seven network
“But if you have the right guidance, and protection, which you definitely will because you have incredible parents there who are just laughing and crying at the same time, and I have this funny little feeling that on top of you wanting to really represent who you are that girl also wants to have a good time,” she said.
“I don’t think you have any idea how good you actually are.”
She then wowed viewers once again when Guy Sebastian invited her to perform a traditional Indian hymn — with audience members and judge Jess Mauboy wiping the tears from their eyes.
And with four judges to choose from, Easwar looked to her parents for guidance before making her final decision, chosing Mauboy to coach her through the process.
Camera IconJess teared up at the youngster’s emotional performance. Credit: seven network
“You are such a darling angel, you are going to make me cry,” Mauboy said.
But it was host Sonia Kruger who pulled off the most shocking move of the night.
Sydney barman Jordan Fuller, 19 expected to be auditioning on his own, but brought his family along for support including 16-year-old sister Sian.
“My whole family sings, my sister’s a really good singer — she’s probably better than me,” Jordan says.
Intrigued, Kruger quizzed Sian on why she hadn’t applied before offering to speak to producers to get her a spot on the stage.
“Did you want to audition today? I can make this happen?” Kruger told her.
Performing first, Jordan sang an incredible rendition of Harry Styles’ Falling which had the coaches turning within the first verse.
Ora, who stormed the stage saying to drop the mic on his behalf, gushed over the barman.
“I spun very quickly, because you have such a beauty in your tone … you are a diamond in the rough, you are just waiting to be discovered,” Urban said.
Showcasing their family’s musical abilities, largely thanks to mum Danielle being a music teacher, Sian proved the brother-sister duo could be hard to beat.
Sian also quickly wowed the coaches, with Mauboy and Urban turning their chairs before the chorus saw Sebastian and Ora also hit their buzzers.
The coaches were stunned after discovering the pair were related.
“I’m just so blown away and just rocked up today with your fam supporting your bro and now you’re on stage -— it’s just so magical. This is literally an OMG moment,” Mauboy said.
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