Australian Idol star Em Rusciano reveals why she doesn’t want her daughters to do reality TV

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Australian Idol star Em Rusciano reveals the surprising reason why she doesn’t let her daughters do reality TV

Former Australian Idol star Em Rusciano has revealed that she would never let her 18-year-old daughter Marchella go on reality TV.

The mother of three, who rose to fame on season two of the 2004 reality song series, admitted Stellar magazine this week was a difficult time for her.

‘I wouldn’t show her on reality TV. I didn’t like my experience. I loved the career it gave me [but] I then thought I was going to die, ” she told the publication.

No-go zone: Em Rusciano has revealed the surprising reason why she doesn’t let her daughters do reality TV while discussing her own time on Australian Idol to Stellar Magazine in 2004. Shown here next to daughter Marchella

She went on to say that she was only 25 years old at the time and that she was being watched by two million people a week.

“I was a mother of one child, with no TV experience, no music experience, no entertainment experience, and put on a show that was watched by two million people every week,” she said.

She went on to say it was actually her worst nightmare.

Not so fast: 'I was a 25-year-old mother of one child, with no TV experience, no music experience, no entertainment experience and a show put on by two million people every week,' she said

Not so fast: ‘I was a 25-year-old mother of one child, with no TV experience, no music experience, no entertainment experience and a show put on by two million people every week,’ she said

‘It was my worst nightmare. I cried every night. I became the girl with the one earring – my tribute to Madonna – who cried a lot. ‘

Em’s discussion comes after she signed a contract with Spotify Australia to turn her Emsolation podcast into a Spotify Exclusive last month.

New Chapter: Em's candid discussion comes after she signed with Spotify Australia to turn her Emsolation podcast into a Spotify Exclusive last month

New Chapter: Em’s candid discussion comes after she signed with Spotify Australia to turn her Emsolation podcast into a Spotify Exclusive last month

The partnership still gives her complete creative control – after years of careful management of her output by radio executives.

‘[Spotify] enjoy me and don’t put up with me, which has been the case so many times in the past with previous employers… It’s that good, ”she said.

‘They have been incredible. To have one of the largest listening platforms in the world love what I do and believe and support what I do and don’t ask me to change anything, ‘she said.

'It's so empowering': Em revealed that in the past she felt like radio bosses wanted her to be 'smaller' and not her true authentic self.  '[Spotify] enjoy me and don't put up with me, which has so often been the case with previous employers in the past, ”she said.  Pictured with her family

‘It’s so empowering’: Em revealed that in the past she felt like radio bosses wanted her to be ‘smaller’ and not her true authentic self. ‘[Spotify] enjoy me and don’t put up with me, which has so often been the case with previous employers in the past, ”she said. Pictured with her family

Em was hired to host 2Day FM’s breakfast show in 2017, alongside Harley Breen.

In September 2018, she announced she would be leaving the show to focus on having a baby.

Before her departure, there were multiple reports that alleged employees had left 2Day FM and others were looking for new jobs because of Em’s ‘attitude’.

Allegations: Em was hired to co-host 2Day FM's 2017 breakfast show with Harley Breen.  Before her departure, there were multiple reports that alleged employees had left 2Day FM and others were looking for new jobs due to Em's 'attitude'.

Allegations: Em was hired to co-host 2Day FM’s 2017 breakfast show with Harley Breen. Before her departure, there were multiple reports that alleged employees had left 2Day FM and others were looking for new jobs due to Em’s ‘attitude’.

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