Exclusive: The Voice's Tasha on her 10-year bulimia battle - 'I'm still struggling... it's a work in progress'

May 14th, 2014
Exclusive! The Voice's Tasha on her 10-year bulimia battle: 'I'm still struggling... it's a work in progress'
Sweet-voiced Tasha... Australia's new voice?
May 14th, 2014

Melbourne retail assistant Tasha Amoroso turned all four coaches' chairs on last night's episode of The Voice with her country-tinged blind audition of 'Ho Hey' by The Lumineers.

But the 25-year-old, who earned a spot on Team Will.i.am, also struck a chord with her back story about battling bulimia for 10 years, which took its toll on her voice.

TheFIX spoke with Tasha about pushing past her struggles to pursue her dreams.

"Eating disorders are still kind of taboo, it can be really uncomfortable and people don't like to talk about it, but it's happening, it's so common and it breaks my heart," Tasha tells us.

"I'm still battling, it's still hard for me, it's still a journey day by day. But I just want people to know it's OK [to talk about it] and things can get better. Don't hide away and don't be afraid to tell people because it's not shameful."

Watch Tasha's blind audition below and scroll down for the rest of our interview.

Tasha admits "it's a work in a progress" taking control of the disorder, which previously put a halt on her musical ambitions.

"It's just doing something repetitively, eventually something's gotta give," Tasha reveals. "I had to rest really, and had to take some time away and get myself better and focus on what's important."

Now, Tasha feels confident and ready to ride The Voice wave.

"I never really believed in myself, I never really backed myself 100 percent and I just felt like it was time for me to do something totally out of my comfort zone," Tasha says.

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