Jessica Mauboy, star of 'The Sapphires,' shows off her voice - FOX 32 News Chicago

Jessica Mauboy, star of 'The Sapphires,' shows off her voice

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Lee Thomas talks with Jessica Mauboy, Australian Idol runner-up (2006) and star in Wayne Blair's film, 'The Sapphires'. Mauboy shows off her voice and discusses her thoughts on the film.

Mauboy says she had just released her second album when she was asked to do the film. She quickly fell in love with the movie, culture, background and story.

"I just loved it, I loved everything about it and it definitely took me to another place. I just wanted to be a part of telling this true story," said Mauby.

The Sapphires film plot (from IMDB)
1968 was the year that changed the world. And for four young Aboriginal sisters from a remote mission this is the year that would change their lives forever. Around the globe, there was protest and revolution in the streets. Indigenous Australians finally secured the right to vote. There were drugs and the shock of a brutal assassination. And there was Vietnam. The sisters, Cynthia, Gail, Julie and Kay are discovered by Dave, a talent scout with a kind heart, very little rhythm but a great knowledge of soul music. Billed as Australia's answer to 'The Supremes', Dave secures the sisters their first true gig, and flies them to Vietnam to sing for the American troops. Based on a true story, The Sapphires is a triumphant celebration of youthful emotion, family and music.

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