The Voice 2022: Rita Ora breaks down with emotional confession

An emotional Rita Ora has shared her heartbreaking story on The Voice, admitting it’s not something she’s really spoken about publicly before.

The Voice judge Rita Ora burst into tears as she shared a heartbreaking moment with one of this year’s nominees.

Aleisha Gam, 26, who is based in Sydney, surprised judges with her powerful – and emotional – performance from Adele. Make you feel my loveprompting all four to turn around and encouraging him to join their team.

After being asked why she chose the song, Aleisha explained that she was inspired by her mother’s struggle with cancer.

“My mom has been battling cancer for the past two years, so I felt like with this song, I could really change the lyrics and make it more about making her feel my love,” she told the judges.

An emotional Rita then talks about her own mother’s struggle with cancer and its impact on her.

“I know what it’s like to have a connection with a song and those memories will always stick with that song,” she told Aleisha, tearfully.

“When she was going to go and get her treatment and she lost her hair and stuff, we were teenagers, and it was really weird to see your mom wasn’t the superhero you always thought your mom would be.

“Because you never thought your parents would fall apart in front of you… and you needed to bring them together… but that’s okay, that’s also something he talked about, he survived.”

Rita added: “I just wanted to put it out there, I don’t really talk about my mother like that, I want you to know that. It’s difficult, very difficult.”

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Not surprisingly, Aleisha chose to join Rita’s team to advance through the competition.

Prior to her performance, Aleisha opened up about her mother’s health struggles.

“My mother is my best friend, we have been watching this show together for a long time. We even watched live shows together,” he told producers.

“About two years ago, my mother was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, so she underwent chemo and radiation. We’ve all been so positive – and that makes it really easy when he’s so positive.”

Voice continues on Sundays at 7 p.m. on Seven.

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