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Brandolini siblings bring harmony to Ricky on The Voice

Brother and sister duo Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini, from Clunes NSW, pictured on The Voice Australia.
Brother and sister duo Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini, from Clunes NSW, pictured on The Voice Australia. Stuart Bryce

BROTHER and sister musicians Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini, of Clunes, have described their audition on TV show The Voice as an "extraordinary experience".

Gabriel, 20, played guitar while Cecilia, 16, took to the piano for their rendition of Bastille's Laura Palmer on the show on Sunday night.

Their talents and breathtaking harmonies turned the chairs of judges Ricky Martin and Joel Madden.

Fellow judge Kylie Minogue was surprised by the ages of the young singers, and said: "You both look like you are staying very cool, but it's like you both just want to scream and jump up and down and do laps around the piano. Would I be right?"

Gabriel replied: "One hundred percent."

Cecilia told the judges that she was "super nervous", but Joel Madden said their voices were "very natural".

But in the end the pair chose Team Ricky, who said he wanted them to try "something different, something you've never done before".

"Taking risks is always important in the longevity of a career, and I see on stage for the rest of your lives," he said.

Northern Rivers residents taking The Voice by storm

Gabriel and Cecilia posted on their Facebook page after the performance to thank their fans and The Voice.

"Thank you for all the loving messages," they wrote.

"Big thank you to Ricky. Extraordinary experience ... can't wait to do it again."

The Northern Star reported in February that Cecilia was filmed by a TV crew performing at the Byron Bay Farmers' Market.

The Brandolinis are a musical family, with both parents teaching music. Cecilia is seen often playing around the region with her younger sisters Monica, 10, and Bridget, 14, as the Three Little Sisters.

Cecilia and Gabriel have also recorded their own EP together, which they released at this year's Mullum Music Festival.

Their dad, Phil Brandolini, previously told The Northern Star the pair worked hard.

"Anything that can give you a leg-up in this industry is worth pursuing and television is the perfect medium for national exposure," he said.

"I love that by performing and busking they have a maturity to them.

They have already performed at Bluesfest and the Mullum Music Festival.

Brother and sister duo Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini, from Clunes NSW, pictured on The Voice Australia.
Brother and sister duo Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini, from Clunes NSW, pictured on The Voice Australia. Stuart Bryce

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Gabriel and Cecila Brandolini.
Gabriel and Cecila Brandolini. Contributed

Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini, of Clunes

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