A makeup consultant living in a trailer under the Heathrow flight path will fight to keep her place on The Voice this Saturday.
Talia Smith, who lives on the Hartlands travellers site in Church Road, Cranford , and works at Boots in Hounslow High Street, will battle it out with Sally Barker to stay in Tom Jones' team on the BBC talent show.
Speaking ahead of the showdown, the 31-year-old mother-of-three said working with the Welsh crooner had been 'like a dream'. "Being able to talk to Tom and get his opinions has been amazing," added the singer/songwriter.
"As a country singer I was really concerned about saleability in the UK and I've been trying to change my style to fit in but he convinced me to stay true to myself."
Mrs Smith nearly didn't go through with her audition after her singing partner Kelly Lee, with whom she has performed as Travellin Rose, pulled out at the last minute with no explanation.
She later learned Kelly was pregnant and had withdrawn because she didn't want to disappoint Talia by having to pull out halfway through filming. She has just had her baby boy, adding to Talia's growing legion of fans.
Whatever the result of Saturday's sing-off, Ms Smith says the experience has given her the confidence to pursue a solo career. She hopes her achievement will inspire other people from Hounslow to realise their ambitions.
"Before I applied, I didn't have the confidence to do my own thing but The Voice has given me the belief I needed," she said. "My songs are inspired by living in Hounslow, which is such a melting pot of different cultures and backgrounds.
"One girl who lives near me tweeted to say 'if you can do it anybody can', which really moved me.
"Hopefully what I've done proves that if you want something you just have to go and get it. Just because you don't live in a posh neighbourhood like Kensington doesn't mean you don't have the chances other people have."
* You can watch Talia's battle on The Voice this Saturday on BBC One, from 7pm.