Retrieved 1 February Mauboy's weight has been the subject of media interest, ever since her rise to fame on Australian Idol when judge Kyle Sandilands publicly told her to "lose the jelly belly". Born and raised in Darwin, Northern Territory , Mauboy rose to fame in on the fourth season of Australian Idol ; she became the runner-up and subsequently signed a recording contract with Sony Music Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald. Mon May 14 It earned Mauboy her first number-one single " Burn ", became the second highest-selling Australian album of ,  and was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association ARIA. The fragrance was developed by Mauboy in partnership with BrandPoint and was inspired by her hometown of Darwin.
Surprisingly for a comedy, there are also some startlingly serious moments along the way, as the film touches on racial issues and war violence without getting too heavy.
It's set in , which was just as turbulent in Australia as in America and Europe. In the rural Outback, music promoter Dave O'Dowd is looking for new talent while slowly pickling himself in alcohol. They call themselves the Cummeraganja Songbirds, but as Aboriginals they're shunned by bigoted white society.
So Dave takes them on, giving them a crash-course in soul and helping them secure a gig singing for the troops in Vietnam. Joined by their lighter-skinned cousin Kay Sebbens , they head into the war zone rebranded as The Sapphires. Where this goes is both hilarious and unexpectedly intense, and credit should go to the filmmakers for resisting the usual movie structures.
Everything comes and goes as it would on the frontline of battle: Meanwhile, the filmmakers also stir in an underlying current exploring the civil rights protests of the period in both the US and Australia. All of this adds up to a breezy, enjoyable journey with serious points along the way. And a lot of fabulous music. Four indigenous Australian women, sisters Gail, Cynthia and Julie and their cousin Kay, are ambitious country and western musicians in that set out to become stars in the wake of a political bill that increased the rights of the Aborigine people.
Following a singing contest in rural Australia, a whiskey drinking Irish musician Dave Lovelace sees their potential and sets out to turn the girls into soul singing global sensations. Although apprehensive at first, the group known as The Sapphires soon begin to warm to Lovelace, especially when he manages to secure them a gig performing for US soldiers in Vietnam. It soon becomes a life-changing journey for them as they learn the true importance of friendship, family and bravery.
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