The Voice contestant Ricky Muscat looks barely recognisable during an audition for Australian Idol

The Voice contestant Ricky Muscat looks barely recognisable during an audition for Australian Idol in unearthed video

He earned himself a place on Boy George’s team on The Voice Australia on Monday night.

But Ricky Muscat previously tried to find fame as a singer in an unearthed clip of his audition for Australian Idol.

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 from the competition.

Debut: The Voice contestant Ricky Muscat (pictured) looked barely recognisable during an audition for Australian Idol in unearthed video

While singing Neyo’s So Sick, the 36-year-old looked very different to how he looked on The Voice.

Ricky’s family cheered as he performed the hit song in front of judges Marcia Hines, Kyle Sandilands and Mark Holden.

The 36-year-old auditioned for The Voice on Monday night and Kelly Rowland as well as Boy George both 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

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 delivery when it came to revealing which team he’d like to join.

‘George, I love you. Kelly, you’re so beautiful. The coach that I’m choosing is George,’ the 36-year-old said.

Ricky was then shown hugging only the male judges as he left the stage, leaving Kelly visibly disheartened and perplexed.

Delta saw that Kelly looked upset and came 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

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

‘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

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