She’s one of Australia’s most popular podcasters, but Em Rusciano got her start on Australian Idol.
And now the comedian is getting back on stage as part of her live tour, Live & Unleashed.
The stripped-back show features Em performing with her daughter Chella on vocals and father Vince on guitar.
Back on track! Em Rusciano has been back in rehearsals for her live music show
Sharing photos from rehearsals on Instagram earlier this week: ‘The band is COOKING, my Mum dancing is sharp, the jokes are inappropriate, now all we need is YOU!
‘It’s been almost 18 months since I’ve done what I do best. Brisbane on Friday night prepare for an unprecedented amount of energy, anxiety and sparkly gratefulness to beam from my sequinned body,’ she continued.
‘I AM READY. I AM PUMPED. SEE YOU IN FOUR MORE SLEEPS!’
It comes after Em revealed that her youngest child, son Elio, has been diagnosed with autism.
Songstress: The stripped-back show features Em performing with her daughter Chella on vocals and father Vince on guitar
The former radio host shared the news on Tuesday, adding that she ‘knew [Elio is] not neurotypical in any way’.
The 43-year-old was herself diagnosed with ADHD and autism just last year.
‘Elio was diagnosed with Autism a couple of weeks ago, LOTS of you had questions,’ she explained in the post.
‘Especially about the process, which was A PROCESS. So what now?
Flashback: Em got her start as a contestant on Australian Idol back in 2004
‘Well, I’m really focussed on making sure that he gets to be all that he is, I understand what it’s like to move through life with our brain, and I don’t want it to be anything like it has been for me, for him.
‘He’s an incredible kid no doubt, but I can already see how the world is going to try and clip his wings. So his Dad and I and his sisters are gonna do all that we can to make sure his wings are fkn bullet proof.’
Last year Em revealed that her 14-year-old daughter Odette had also been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Diagnosis: It comes after Em revealed that her youngest child, son Elio, has been diagnosed with autism