Brooke Schubert sings Celine Dion's Taking Chances in her The Voice audition.
Brooke Schubert sings Celine Dion's Taking Chances in her The Voice audition. Channel Nine

Voice talent has strong family ties to Gympie

IF EVER there was a perfect time to sing a song called Taking Chances, stepping on to the stage to audition for The Voice would be it.

That's what Brooke Schubert figured, and it was a chance that paid off when Seal and Delta Goodrem hit their big red buttons during her performance of the Celine Dion hit during The Voice auditions.

Country singer Brooke Schubert's audition on The Voice was 20 years in the making.
Country singer Brooke Schubert's audition on The Voice was 20 years in the making. Channel 9

The emerging star has strong Gympie connections: her mother Sue grew up here and her aunt Karyn De Vere is a well known artist and singing teacher. Brooke's grandparents are Beryl and Paddy Hoolihan.

FAMILY CONNECTIONS: Beryl Hoolihan, Karyn de Vere, Iris Atkinson, Emma Novak and Amelia Novak.
FAMILY CONNECTIONS: Beryl Hoolihan, Karyn de Vere, Iris Atkinson, Emma Novak and Amelia Novak. Renee Pilcher

Brooke won the talent quest at the Gympie Music Muster when she was just 10 years old, performing in front of 25,000 people on Main Stage.

Last year she part of Gympie's Pre Muster party entertainment line-up.

READ MORE: On Brooke's achievements

"I've been through so much in the last couple years with being able to go on tour, having the kids, and I've lost a lot of weight, so this Taking Chances was just about putting myself out there regardless of the outcome I'm doing it, and that's all that matters,” Schubert said.

Brooke Schubert during The Voice auditions.
Brooke Schubert during The Voice auditions.

"The song is obviously ridiculously huge, you know it's Celine Dion, but I was very lucky to be able to perform it regardless of whether I turned a chair or not I was just excited to be there.”

Before going onto the show she researched the judges as while she had been a big fan of Goodrem's since she was on Neighbours, and knew Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child, one of her favourite bands while growing up, she didn't know much about Seal or Boy George.

ON TOUR: Brooke Schubert-Briggs with Keith Urban after singing with him in Townsville.
ON TOUR: Brooke Schubert-Briggs with Keith Urban after singing with him in Townsville. Contributed

After watching a YouTube clip of Seal performing Brian May's Who Wants To Live Forever with the remaining members of Queen in a Freddie Mercury tribute at Wembley Stadium, Schubert's decision was made.

"You can't take your eyes off him,” she said.

"He's not necessarily the best singer ever but there's something about him that draws everyone in. He's such a captivating person, so warm and there was just something about him singing that song that just drew me to him as soon as they turned.”

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