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Fans of The Voice are in an uproar after Jessica Mauboy’s niece wins a coveted position on the show

‘I don’t know any other competition that allows it’: Fans of The Voice are in an uproar after Jessica Mauboy’s niece wins a coveted spot on the show – following Guy Sebastian’s brother Chris taking out the title last year

Jessica Mauboy was overcome with emotion when she turned around to see her niece Saraya Mauboy-Hudson on stage during Tuesday night’s episode.

But while the 17-year-old delivered a powerful performance of Rihanna‘s Stay, fans watching from home were divided about her being allowed to appear on the show.

‘She goes with Rita and wins The Voice 2021! No need to see the grand finale folks!’ one fan tweeted – in reference to Guy Sebastian’s brother winning last year.

Controversial: Jessica Mauboy was overcome with emotion when she turned around to see her niece Saraya Mauboy-Hudson (pictured) on stage during Tuesday night’s episode

‘Saraya chooses… @RitaOra! OMG. Did Rita just get the winner on her team?’ wrote a second.

Others argued that they didn’t think it was right for Saraya to be allowed to audition.

‘I wish this show would stop letting family and friends enter. I don’t know any other competition that allows it,’ one frustrated viewer tweeted.

Mixed thoughts: While the 17-year-old delivered a powerful performance of Rihanna's Stay, fans watching from home were divided about her being allowed to appear on the show

Mixed thoughts: While the 17-year-old delivered a powerful performance of Rihanna’s Stay, fans watching from home were divided about her being allowed to appear on the show

‘More bloody nepotism with Mauboy’s niece on this year. We had Guy’s brother last year. Pathetic,’ a second commented.

‘I guess The Voice is there to launch the careers of the judges’ family members,’ a third added.

Jessica was inconsolable when she discovered her niece on stage during the blind auditions.

'I wish this show would stop letting family and friends enter. I don't know any other competition that allows it,' one frustrated viewer tweeted. Pictured: Jessica Mauboy

‘I wish this show would stop letting family and friends enter. I don’t know any other competition that allows it,’ one frustrated viewer tweeted. Pictured: Jessica Mauboy

'Ouch! I guess The Voice is there to launch the careers of the judges' family members,' added another

‘Ouch! I guess The Voice is there to launch the careers of the judges’ family members,’ added another

‘Oh, my god!’ Jessica said in disbelief, after turning her chair midway through the singer’s performance. 

‘What’s going on? What’s happening?’ asked fellow coach Rita Ora. 

‘Hey Raya,’ Jess said through tears, beginning to break down.

‘Do you guys know each other?’ Rita asked.

‘Yeah, she’s my niece,’ replied the Can I Get A Moment? singer.

'Proud: 'Oh, my god!' Jessica said in disbelief, after turning her chair midway through the singer's performance. 'Hey Raya,' Jess said through tears, beginning to break down

‘Proud: ‘Oh, my god!’ Jessica said in disbelief, after turning her chair midway through the singer’s performance. ‘Hey Raya,’ Jess said through tears, beginning to break down

‘No wonder she can sing like that,’ Rita continued as she comforted an emotional Jessica.

‘I don’t think it’s fair to have someone you’re related to on The Voice,’ joked Guy Sebastian, whose brother Chris Sebastian won the show last year.  

Taking all four judges by surprise, Saraya ended up choosing to be on Team Rita.

The Voice continues Sunday at 7pm on Channel Seven 

You do you: 'You’ve heard Aunty Jess so many times, you’ve seen every performance,' said Jess. 'Now you need to come out of that circle and see something different.'

You do you: ‘You’ve heard Aunty Jess so many times, you’ve seen every performance,’ said Jess. ‘Now you need to come out of that circle and see something different.’

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