Gay contestant proposes on The Voice Australia (Watch)


The Australian edition of The Voice has featured a gay marriage proposal after one of the contestants proposed to his partner on stage.

The heart-warming moment took place after 26-year-old Nathan Brake secured his place on the singing contest with a killer audition on Sunday, performing Nick Jonas’ song Jealous.

After he wowed the judges, which include Jonas’ brother Joe, Boy George, Kelly Rowland and Aussie star Delta Goodrem, Brake announced that he had decided which coach’s teams to join.

He then said: “I’ve also made another decision that’s separate to choosing a coach today.” As the confused judges watched on, he called his surprised boyfriend Mitchell Baines onto the stage.

“I wanted to call you out here because we’ve had a beautiful six years together… and you’ve been a constant support for me over these last six years,” Brake said to the nervous Baines before getting down on one knee.

“So I just wanted to ask you, will you marry me?” Baines nodded and said yes as the audience and the judges clapped, hooted and cheered in delight. To top it all off Rowland offered to sing at the beaming couple’s wedding.

It was a first for any edition of The Voice and comes after Australians voted via a postal poll to legalise same-sex marriage in November last year.

Pic: The Voice / Facebook

Speaking to the Daily Mail Australia after his appearance on the show, Brake revealed that he had only decided to pop the question the night before.

“I had kind of been thinking about proposing just because of the whole experience of the postal marriage thing and how divisive that was,’ Nathan said.

“I just thought that would be the perfect opportunity – if I was to turn some chairs, why not elevate that experience by sharing it with Mitchell?”

Brake added: “I am really hoping that when people see this, it’s just that one step forward of complete acceptance in society.”

Watch Brake’s performance followed by the proposal below.

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