Contestant Pays Tribute To Her Mom That Went Missing When She Was Just A Kid

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

The Voice Australia contestant Sarah Stone moved the coaches with her story when she competed on Season 6 of the show in 2017. During her time in the competition, she paid beautiful tribute to her mother.

Sarah shared the story of her mother’s tragic disappearance when she was a child. One performance in particular brought both her and the Voice coaches to tears. Read on to learn more about Sarah’s story.

Sarah Stone Competes On ‘The Voice Australia’

For her audition on The Voice Australia, Sarah performed “Autumn” by Paolo Nutini. The emotional performance turned all four coaches’ chairs. The 23-year-old shared the heartbreaking story of her mother’s disappearance.

“When I was six years old, my mum dropped me off at school, and that was the last time that we saw her,” Sarah said. “She completely disappeared off the face of the earth.”


Sarah spoke about how “devastating” it was to watch her father go through the pain of losing his wife. She said the song she performed made her think of him. “I’m just so thankful that I had the opportunity to share it with you guys,” she told the coaches.

Kelly Rowland admitted that she hadn’t heard the song before, but Sarah made her “want to hear it again … over and over and over.” The coaches invited Sarah’s brother and father on stage as she chose her coach. She ended up joining Boy George’s team.

Sarah Performs Emotional Tribute To Her Mom

Sarah made it through the Knockouts and the Battles on Boy George’s team. Before the second live show, her coach told her he could see the “vulnerability and pain” in her eyes. He encouraged her to “let people in.”


During rehearsals, Sarah teared up while singing the song “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles, and Boy George told her it would be okay to cry during the performance. Sarah did end up crying on the night, and she made the coaches misty-eyed as well.

Boy George blinked away tears during the song. “Your mom is so proud,” Kelly told Sarah, acknowledging that “it’s hard to sing through tears.”

Sarah was unfortunately eliminated after the semifinals round of The Voice. However, she has continued to pursue music. Last year, she released a single called “What We Do,” and she recently performed at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne, Australia.


Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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