Siblings’ unique sound
IT'S been a rapid rise to fame for The Voice Australia's Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini, who emerged from a tiny Northern Rivers village to perform for audiences of millions.
But despite the Clunes siblings' sudden thrust into the public eye, the duo are simply focusing on the music.
"The whole experience has been very intense. Long, long days and it's all very overwhelming," 21-year-old Gabriel said.
"We've experienced so many things we could never imagine.
"We really want to come across as something unique. A lot of our chords and stuff come from super classical and progressive metal backgrounds...and we've been trying to make it appealing to the audience."
After the duo's striking interpretation of Empire of the Sun's Walking on a Dream, they're planning something a bit different.
"We're unique in that we've changed songs from the original heaps, but we're changing this one much less. We want to surprise people," Cecilia, aged 16, said.
"The last few months of the show were pre-recorded, but this time it's live so we've had heaps of time to practice."
Despite spending so much time together, the siblings say they rarely fight, but when they do, it's often a catalyst for creative expression.
"We've both done music together for as long as we can remember so when we both compensate a little we usually create something really interesting," Gabriel said.
The pair said they've found the sudden attention from the public and media quite bizarre.
"We've been stopped for photos a few times and we were super flattered to be asked for photos," Cecilia said.
Celebrity judges Kylie Minogue, Will.i.am, Ricky Martin and Joel Madden were described as relatively normal by the Brandolinis.
The duo, who have been staying in Sydney, said they missed home and their friends and family.