Siala Robson is one of the final four contestants competing in The Voice, and the gender-fluid rapper and singer has definitely made a big impression in her time on the show.
In the Blind Auditions, Siala performed an original song called "Other Than You" and turned all the coaches' chairs. "I love the anger of it and the punk of it, I found it utterly believable," Boy George said.
Siala's story on the show has given audiences insight into women's struggles with domestic violence — the 18-year-old lives in a women's refuge with her mum and five siblings. But she has said that writing music helped her start to process a difficult childhood, and that she hopes to help people with her story.
"When I would sing, it would make me feel emotionally better. It was like free counselling, free psychology. I honestly don't think I would be here if I didn't have music. I feel like that's what makes me strong."
Siala won her Battle against Despina Savva, when they sang "Teenage Fantasy" by Jorja Smith together, but struggled in the Playoffs. Despite forgetting the lyrics during a performance of David Bowie's "Fame 90", Boy George took her through into the Showdowns over Nathan Isaac. She stopped when she was nearly through a self-devised rap section, but was encouraged by the coaches to continue.
"That's the most fun I've had the whole day, so who cares about a mistake?" Guy Sebastian offered, after giving her advice about how to mask her slip-ups on stage. "You deserve to be here, mama!" Kelly Rowland cried as Siala left the stage after her surprise win.
"I couldn't concentrate," Siala explained to 9Entertainment. "I went out there and I started singing and I was not in the room.
"I really sink myself into what I do, what I sing and how I present it," she added. "It's good to be emotionally invested but it really hit me, and I had just a fat wig out."
In her Showdown Siala really proved herself, singing another original track titled "Emotional Criminal". The coaches' feedback was glowing, with Delta Goodrem telling her: "You are born to do this. I think you can be a superstar around the world."
When he chose Siala for Team George in the Semi-Finals, Boy George said: "You really, for me, represent individuality . . . If you learn not to let your mistakes get in your way, you could become a reckoning force."
Last month, Siala reflected on all the support she had received on The Voice so far and thanked her mother "for raising me the way I am":
"I just want to thank everyone for the amount of support and raw love I've been shown. I've got so much exciting things coming and too come ✊🏾. I wanna thank my mumma for her strong mind and wise soul for raising me the way I am. even though life has been fucked I'm grateful for the life I've been givin because I wouldn't be so strong and deep minded. Thankyou universe 🙏🏾🙏🏾. Big love everyone 🖤🖤🦅🦅."
We can't wait to see what Siala will do in the Finals! Scroll on to look back at some of her standout The Voice performances: