He kept that quiet! The Voice contestant Ricky Muscat previously auditioned for Australian Idol… so why wasn’t it mentioned on the show?
He earned himself a place on Boy George’s team on The Voice on Monday night.
But Ricky Muscat previously tried to find fame as a singer on Australian Idol in 2006 – an important detail that wasn’t mention on Nine’s talent show.
He made it to the top five alongside Jessica Mauboy, but his hopes of becoming a pop star were crushed when he was eliminated from the competition.
Debut: The Voice contestant Ricky Muscat (pictured) looked barely recognisable during an audition for Australian Idol in unearthed video
Resurfaced footage from Australian Idol shows the now-36-year-old singing So Sick by American R&B star Ne-Yo.
Ricky’s family cheered as he performed in front of judges Marcia Hines, Mark Holden and Kyle Sandilands.
He auditioned for The Voice on Monday, and both Kelly Rowland and Boy George turned their chairs for the music teacher.
Going home: He made it to the top five stars in 2006 alongside Jessica Mauboy, but his hopes of becoming a popstar were crushed when he was eliminated
However, Kelly was not impressed by Ricky’s choice of words when he discussed his thought process.
‘George, I love you. Kelly, you’re so beautiful. The coach that I’m choosing is George,’ he said.
Ricky was then shown hugging only the male judges as he left the stage, leaving Kelly visibly perplexed.
Delta noticed that Kelly looked upset and went over to her chair to talk.
He’s back! Ricky auditioned for The Voice on Monday night and Kelly Rowland as well as Boy George both turned their chairs for the music teacher
‘It is the most frustrating s**t. You know what’s so frustrating? To be called beautiful… it’s so degrading. It really pi**es me off. Like “oh, you’re so cute”, or “you’re so pretty”. I’ve been here [the music industry] for 20-something years.’
It appears Kelly was not only referencing Ricky, but also a number of other stars who have complimented her looks over her talent or successful career.
‘I don’t care who he [Ricky] would have chosen, it’s just the fact that he chose George and goes “you, you’re a woman, you’re pretty”, that makes me upset. Oh, that irritates me to no end!’
The Voice Australia continues Tuesday at 7.30 on Channel Nine
‘It is the most frustrating s**t’: However, Kelly was not impressed by Ricky’s delivery when it came to revealing which team he’d like to join