1989–2006: Early life, beginnings, and Australian Idol Jessica Hilda Mauboy was born on 4 August 1989 and raised in Darwin, Northern Territory. Her father, Ferdi, is of Indonesian descent who came from West Timor, and her mother, Therese, is an Indigenous Australian. Mauboyis the youngest of five children and from an early age, she was involved in the local church choir with her grandmother. Her home was described as the "noisiest house on the block", with her mother often singing, her father playing guitar and the rest of the family displaying their passion for music. Mauboyattended Wulagi Primary School and Sanderson High School in DarwinJessica mauboy’s early life
starting the sapphiers. 2. Jessica Mauboy received two nominations at the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards; she was nominated for Young Australian of the Year and Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year, and won the latter award.
Mauboy grew up listening to country singers Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton, as well as rappers Tupac Shakur, Dr.Dre and Snoop Dogg.Shelikes to play the piano while singing songs by Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and the Bee Gees. Mauboycites Carey and Houston as her musical inspirations,andhas said she is a fan of Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé Knowles. Mauboyis often labelled Australia's answer to Beyoncé