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Voice duo has a hit on iTunes

DYNAMIC DUO: The Voice contestants Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini with guest mentor apl.de.ap, left, and coach will.i.am.
DYNAMIC DUO: The Voice contestants Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini with guest mentor apl.de.ap, left, and coach will.i.am. Channel

CLUNES siblings Gabriel and Cecilia Brandolini have a Top 10 charting album thanks to their success on The Voice.

The duo was eliminated from the show's live quarterfinals on Monday night but consider themselves winners since their album Dirt on Our Shoes, recorded three years ago, hit No 9 on the iTunes Australian Albums chart.

"Ever since seeing that we're incredibly motivated to get another one out there," Gabriel said.

"We've got a lot of songs done, we've just got to polish and finish them.

"A really broad spectrum of style and song in one album is what we're going for. We're looking to make it wacky and weird and new and fun."

But they'll have to find some time for their Voice coach will.i.am who, on live national television, invited the duo to work with him in his Sydney studio.

"We haven't spoken with him since the night, but backstage we exchanged phone numbers and emails with his manager," Gabriel said.

"He talked about how he wants to play with 'Gabe and Ceci' chord progressions and do interesting things. It wasn't so much like he wants us to come sing over a track but, if it does end up happening, he wants us to manipulate and 'Gabe and Ceci-fy' his tracks."

Gabriel said it felt more like a friendship than a mentorship.

"It wasn't like he had to critique us and tell us what to do right and wrong," he said.

"We could just move past that and hang out as people. I feel like he's a very, very creative person and we love that in people. From the get go it was just too easy to get along."

While the pair is flattered by their newfound fame and fans, they're keen to keep their feet on the ground.

"It's very much like The Truman Show. In a few weeks' time that show will be finished and everyone on the set will be gone," he said.

"I really feel for the contestants and people in the past who've got really lost in the show and (were) then let down because I could totally see how that could really twist your head a little bit. I'm thankful me and Cecilia were as grounded as we were."

They're backing fellow duo and Team Will singers ZK to take out the show's title.

The Voice semi-finals air on Monday at 7.30pm on NBN.

Topics:  reality tv singing



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