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Urban was born in New Zealand, but eventually moved to Australia and started his country music career there. Kidman was born in Hawaii to Australian parents, and she spent her childhood growing up in Australia.
Today, Urban and Kidman are known as two of the most popular Australian stars in the entertainment industry. So that’s why it made perfect sense for them both to be on hand at another event honoring Australia.
Back in 2013, Oprah Winfrey travelled to Australia to film a special for her television show. As she prepared to leave, a massive crowd gathered outside the Sydney Opera House to watch a children’s choir send Winfrey off with a performance of the Peter Allen song, “I Still Call Australia Home.”
But there were a few surprises in store for the crowd. One by one, a number of popular Australian stars strolled out on the stage and started singing along with the choir. Any country music fans in the crowd surely rejoiced when they saw Olivia Newton-John among the cast of celebrities.
Urban emerged on stage after Newton-John, and the audience was quite pleased to see him. But they went absolutely nuts when Kidman came out from behind the choir to join her husband at his side.
With great fanfare, the two of them started singing together along with the other stars and the choir.
Any fans of the couple know that Kidman can sing…she did so in the film Moulin Rouge. And here’s something you may not have realized, she actually sings on one of Urban’s songs!
If you’ve ever heard Urban’s single “Female,” then you’ve heard the sort of blended-sounding female voice that sings in a large portion of the song. It turns out that blend was created by mixing the voices of the track’s songwriter Nicolle Gaylon and none other than Kidman.
So low and behold, you’ve heard Kidman singing with her husband all of this time and never noticed before! Knowing that now, listen to “Female” in the clip below with a fresh set of ears.
Only time will tell if Urban and Kidman will ever record a full duet together. They definitely should!