Be­hind The Scenes

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Contents -

Thhe Vvoicei iisn’t ’t jjust t an emo­tional jour­ney for the coaches and their artists, but for host So­nia Kruger, too.

Last week, dur­ing a read­ing with celebrity psy­chic medium Harry T on To­day Ex­tra, the other Nine show she hosts, So­nia tear­fully re­vealed she’s of­ten re­minded of her late fa­ther Adrian dur­ing film­ing – in par­tic­u­lar when an artist cov­ers a track by Johnny Cash, his favourite singer. “He was a mas­sive fan, so when­ever that hap­pens it al­ways gives me that chill,” said the 52-year-old.

So­nia says she finds it tough lis­ten­ing to Kelly Row­land talk about the loss of her mum, too.

“It af­fects me. I lost my own fa­ther when [my daugh­ter] Mag­gie was six months old and I can re­late to how she feels.”

She’s pre­vi­ously re­vealed she has a book of pic­tures of her dad she shows Mag­gie, now three, so she has mem­o­ries of her grand­dad.

As for this year’s com­pe­ti­tion, So­nia says the pub­lic will have a tough de­ci­sion to make in the fi­nale. “The level of tal­ent this year has been out­stand­ing. They’re all so unique and in my eyes, they’re all win­ners for even step­ping on to the stage.”

Bring on the fi­nale! THE VOICE FI­NAL Sun­day, 7pm, Nine

The Voice host So­nia says it’s hard when she’s hit with a mem­ory of her lovely dad on set. With The Voice coaches. So­nia’s grate­ful dad Adrian got to meet Mag­gie.

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