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Keith Urban sings 'Stupid Boy' with Tori Darke on The Voice Australia

17 August 2021 | 1:20 pm | Mallory Arbour

Keith Urban joined multi-award-winning, singer-songwriter, Tori Darke on stage to sing his Grammy award-winning track, Stupid Boy during on The Voice.

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Keith Urban joined multi-award-winning, singer-songwriter, Tori Darke on stage to sing his hit, Stupid Boy following her audition on Channel 7’s popular competition series, The Voice Australia.

The 2009 Academy of Country Music graduate described the experience on her social media the following day as “a career and life changing moment [that she] will never forget” after receiving overwhelming messages of love and support.

She captioned, “As a kid I dreamt about singing one day with Keith Urban … Last night that dream came true.”

Darke auditioned for Urban, Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy and Rita Ora with The Middle by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, and, while the judges were impressed with the vocals, it wasn't enough to turn their chairs. When faced by the judges, the 31-year-old admitted she was a huge fan of the four-time Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, having seen him live and performing his hit, Stupid Boy at gigs.

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Sebastian then encouraged Urban to join Tori for a rendition of his Grammy Award-winning song, which garnered a standing ovation from the excitable crowd.

This was not the first time Stupid Boy has been performed on The Voice. Cassadee Pope performed the song on the third season of The Voice US. She went on to win the competition, and her studio version of Stupid Boy reached the top of the iTunes Top 10 Singles the day after the song was released. It was also performed by Andi and Alex and Brennley Brown.

Despite not moving forward in the competition, Darke has a long history in the country music industry. She began singing at ten years old, competing in local talent competitions when she was a child. She released her self-titled EP in 2009 and debut album, Dreams & Chances in 2011. It reached #5 on the Australian ARIA Country charts and #10 on the International ARIA charts, with all five singles from the album hitting the Top 10, with three charting at #1.

Her second album, Silver Lining launched to a sold-out audience in Sydney on its release, debuting at #1 on the Australian ARIA Charts, #3 on the Australian ARIA All Genres Chart, and #9 on the ARIA International Country Charts. The album led to her being a top five finalist in the ‘Female Artist of the Year’ category at the 2016 Golden Guitar Awards. She was also nominated for ‘Female Artist of the Year’ and ‘Oz Artist of the Year’ at the 2016 CMC Awards.  

Furthermore, Darke has performed at some of Australia’s most prestigious festivals including CMC Rocks The Hunter, Deni Ute Muster and the Gympie Music Muster, also travelling to Canada to perform at The Merrit Mountain Country Music Festival as one of the opening artists for Kenny Chesney. She has shared the stage with both International and Australian artists including Doc Walker, JoDee Messina, Pam Tillis, Johnny Reid, Emerson Drive, The Steve Miller Band, Corb Lund, The McClymonts, Troy Cassar-Daly, McAlister Kemp, Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Amber Lawrence and Travis Collins.

You can watch her audition below and Stupid Boy with Urban here.

Follow Tori Darke on her Facebook page here.

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