Diana Rouvas was still a teenager when she signed her first record deal – evidence, in print, that her dreams had come true.
It never happened though.
The Sydney-born singer had been a child prodigy, the daughter of two musicians, and began vocal training at four years old before discovering song writing at eight.
By 16, Diana had relocated to the United States to pursue a career in music, and at 17, she was touring around the world with Tina Arena.
She worked hard and had a voice that – all along – has been near impossible to criticise. Her talent was only matched by her unwavering work ethic, which saw Diana putting music before just about everything else.
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In 2006, the then 22-year-old released her first EP, the song that had the potential to launch her into the mainstream.
But that didn’t happen either.
“I’ve always sacrificed stability,” Diana told Mamamia, following her win on The Voice Australia.
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Final mentor session with the amazing @boygeorgeofficial before the grand finale!!!!!!! Lordy!! Voting lines still open! Thank you to everyone who has voted! Blown away, overwhelmed and overjoyed. The top 4 are so amazing & im loving that I get to share that stage!! DR xx #thevoiceau