Growing up, The Voice Australia's Hoseah Partsch had a happy, but less-than-privileged, upbringing as one of four children to a single mother.
“I love my family so much,” the 18-year-old says. “They mean everything to me. My mum is my hero. I guess that’s why her name is Queenie − because she’s just the best person in the world.”
New Zealander Hoseah’s whole family have been staying in Australia to watch him on The Voice.
“I’m so happy Mum is here to experience all this with me,” he says. “She’s supported my music from day one. I just would like to make her proud.”
Hoseah admits that while he grew up surrounded by love, money was always an issue for his family.
“Things were tough,” he says. “It was hard for Mum to look after not only me and my siblings, but her parents as well.”
One of the younger contestants on this season of The Voice, Hoseah believes winning the show could change his family’s future.
“My number one goal is to give my family a better life,” he says.