Jessica Mauboy has opened up about her upbringing in Darwin.
During her appearance on Anh's Brush With Fame, the 27-year-old revealed that her father, Ferdy Mauboy, borrowed money from a friend so that Jessica could get to her Australian Idol audition back in 2006.
"I was so angry," she recalled. "I think I was more scared. I feared it because I love it so much, I think. Anyway, so having heard Dad ramble on about him having got the money from a friend."
"I felt really bad so I was like, 'You know what? Look, I'm gonna go do and it. If I don't get in, don't be disappointed, OK?'" She told Anh as she started to tear up.
"I think I got quite choked up about it. I dunno, I'm just crying."
She went on to recall how her family struggled financially while she was growing up.
"I get quite emotional to be honest because we didn't have a lot, we didn't have a lot of money, so the fact that he went out of his way to, you know, to borrow money and make sure that he was gonna pay this fella back, you know, made me realise how much love that they were giving."