‘The Voice AU’ Star, Seann Miley Moore Advocates for Queer Representation
The blind auditions on this season of The Voice Australia have created more moments than ever before. On Tuesday’s episode, standout vocalist Seann Miley Moore left the audience in awe with their rendition of “The Prayer.” Moore is actually no stranger to the talent show stage. In 2015, the singer appeared on The X Factor UK, and made it all the way to the live shows. Now, the performer is back on stage to share not only their talent, but to encourage people to be proud of who they are. As a queer artist, Moore hopes to inspire young Aussies to be proud of their gender identity.
Seann Miley Moore Commands They’re The Voice Blind Audition
The 30-year-old commanded the room during their performance of the famous duet by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. Moore’s dramatic version of the operatic hit sent the audience into a frenzy as fans were quick to share their thoughts on Twitter.
“Seann has the voice and the talent to go very far in #TheVoiceAu this season. Reckon he could sing just about any genre,” one fan Tweeted.
Moore’s powerful vocals inspired the block feature to be used against coach Rita Ora. Ora was also a judge on The X Factor U.K. when Moore auditioned. She recognized Moore immediately upon seeing them on The Voice stage. Too bad she wasn’t able to mentor the singer this season.
Moore’s family was featured on the sidelines, providing an abundance of support as well as Filipino Pride. In the end, the singer decided to become a member of Team Jess, the coach who blocked out Ora.
The Singer Uses Their Platform to Encourage Queer Representation on TV
Aside from spreading joy through music, Moore is also an advocate for queer representation. The artist is now taking advantage of their platform in order to advocate for LGBTQ+ representation on screen. In an interview with Perth Now, Moore expresses that they accept the use of multiple pronouns.
“To be honest I don’t mind, I am he, she, they,” Moore told the publication. “My dad calls me he. My girlfriends call me she. I am, I guess, fluid in how I dress. I don’t mind, call me whatever you want, as long as you call me.”
The singer admits that even they still get confused by the queer community and the abbreviations that are used. But ultimately, Moore expresses that as long as people are respectful, positive, and have a willingness to be educated, that’s all that matters.
Before taking on The Voice, the artist returned to Australia from the U.K. after five years abroad. Moore returned home due to the global pandemic, and appeared in the Sydney Opera House Production of Rent earlier this year, playing Angel.
Moore has since taken to social media to express his gratitude for appearing on The Voice.
“What a moment! This song is for you all especially in these crazy uncertain times,” Moore captions the post. “I just wanted to sing something that gave us HOPE and INSPIRATION! Plus it’s the song of all songs am a right?
‘The Prayer’ Andrea Bocceli.”