She's got a voice that sends a bolt through the heart. She sings lyrics that make you lean forward.
Siala Robson, one of the top four finalists of The Voice Australia, is known for her intensely raw and emotionally charged performances.
Speaking to Mamamia ahead of the grand finale on Sunday night, she explains that The Voice stage feels like the home she never had.
"I've never felt a feeling of home," the 18-year-old reflects. "On there, I feel like I'm at home. It's this warm feeling. And when I felt that during my first blind, it made me hell emotional. It's a feeling I've never felt before, and it's so warm."
Watch: Siala Robson turned four chairs during her audition. Post continues below video.
Siala's upbringing was inconceivably difficult. Until the start of this year, she was living in a women's refuge with her mother and five siblings, of whom she is the eldest.
"My upbringing was rough. My mum was in a very bad domestic. I was having to mentally grow up and protect my mum at a young age and protect myself."