Menu
Entertainment

Mauboy stays true to Aussie upbringing despite fame

Jessica Mauboy will perform in Rockhampton on November 26 and Bundaberg on November 24.
Jessica Mauboy will perform in Rockhampton on November 26 and Bundaberg on November 24. Contributed

HER voice has made her into an international success, but Australian-born artist Jessica Mauboy will never forget her true Aussie roots.

The successful artist begins her Australian national tour, To The End Of The Earth, on Thursday, kicking off at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The tour will include stops in Rockhampton and Bundaberg.

Her musical journey began in 2006 with Australian Idol that started with an audition tape filmed in the Australian desert of Alice Springs.

Today, she is a star in many eyes - even America's Ellen DeGeneres, who invited Jessica to appear on The Ellen Show earlier this year.

The superstar was nominated for Best Female Artist at the 2013 ARIA Awards and continues to gain a vast fan base wherever she goes.

This week The Gladstone Observer asks Jessica a few questions:

What do you love most about music?

Music is just a part of who I am - it makes me happy and I couldn't imagine it not being a part of my life.

How do you feel when you look back to where you were before Australian Idol and your blast with fame?

I feel so blessed to have had such an incredible journey. I feel so grateful to be able to do what I love every day.

Who do you look up to in the Australian music industry?

So many people both inside and outside the industry inspire me every day. One of my musical idols is Mariah Carey, and I am inspired by the kids at the Yipirinya school where I am an ambassador.

How do you care for your vocal cords and ensure you stay physically well for tours?

I make sure I stay fit and healthy - running will get me in shape for the enduring tour and also clears my head. I also have to ensure I look after my voice and there's only one way to do this - no talking!

Where do you think you will be in five years?

I will be continuing to sing no matter what. Who knows, maybe more film opportunities will come my way - either way I am excited about what the future brings.

If you could pick one of your songs - which would be your favourite?

Been Waiting will always hold a special place in my heart, as do all my old tracks.

CONCERT FACTS:

Rockhampton concert:

WHERE: Pilbeam Theatre

WHEN: Tuesday, November 26

Bundaberg concert:

WHERE: Moncrieff Theatre

WHEN: Sunday, November 24

TICKETS and more info: jessicamauboy.com.au

Topics:  australian idol entertainment gladstone entertainment jessica mauboy



Meet Gladstone Hospital's three eager interns

WORK READY: New interns Meg Williamson, Anh Doan and Mik-Kyu Rnee will spend the next 12 weeks at Gladstone Hospital.

The graduates kick starting their careers in Gladstone.

Stunning revelations in William Tyrrell case

William Tyrrell’s paternal biological grandmother has spoken to news.com.au. Picture: Supplied

New information has been shared about the disappearance of William Tyrrell

Coffee with a Cop a hot favourite with Gladstone residents

MEET 'N' GREET: Coffee with a Cop at Muffin Break in Gladstone was well attended yesterday.

Gladstone Police officers yesterday came out in force for the event.

Local Partners

‘The Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad of music videos’

JUSTIN Timberlake’s new music video features JT battling Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and the Illuminati. It’s ... really cringe-worthy.

First look at Zac Efron as infamous serial killer

Zac Efron stars as serial killer Ted Bundy in new movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Picture: Christian Gilles

Efron plays Ted Bundy in the highly-anticipated new thriller.

Meghan, Prince Harry score adorable gift in Wales

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle met the crowd at Cardiff Castle.

Tiny pair of namesakes steal the spotlight in Wales.

Facebook ‘birth’ post: ‘Disturbing and creepy’

A Denver woman created a hilarious 'birth' photoshoot to announce the arrival of her new kitten. (Elizabeth Woods-Darby) Celebrating Beloved Cats Everywhere. Credit - Various via Storyful

LUCY Shultz and her boyfriend pose for pictures typical of any new parents with...

Balding Wills’ dramatic new $300 buzz cut

Britain's Prince William chats to guests at a reception after delivering a speech to celebrate the national rollout of the 'Step into Health' programme, at Chandos House in London, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

The Duke of Cambridge has long joked about his receding hairline

Ruby in a wheelchair after revealing condition

Ruby Rose arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Pitch Perfect 3" at the Dolby Theatre

Ruby Rose has shocked fans after sharing about her crippling condition

Trump’s failed $625k offer to 50 Cent

50 Cent has revealed details about a $625,000 offer he received from Donald Trump.

50 CENT cannot be bought, even for 1 million times his namesake