On Sunday night’s episode of The Voice, Jack Vidgen made his long awaited return to our screens after it was announced the Australia’s Got Talent winner would be making a comeback on the show.
“After winning Australia’s Got Talent, there was Facebook pages with death threats… life was hard,” he tells producers, before revealing an uncomfortable interview he had when he was just 14.
“I remember doing an interview and they asked me if I have a girlfriend or a boyfriend, and I remember feeling like, ‘Oh my god, does someone know something?’ It was so weird to be asked that and not knowing how to answer it. I was going through puberty in front of the whole country. But when you’re trying to work out whether you’re gay or not, it’s not the easiest thing to do.”
Jack then revealed, “From that point, I basically forced myself out of the limelight [and] I stopped music, I stopped singing.”
After admitting “I miss singing” the 22-year-old took to the stage to sing Adele’s hit 'Hello' for the blind auditions.
Immediately turning Delta and Boy George’s chairs, it wasn’t long before Guy and Kelly turned their chairs too.
As soon as he stopped singing, Delta asked, “Where have you been these last five years?”
“I stopped singing five years ago,” Jack replied. “I think I just burnt out. I just fell out of love with singing and that’s as simple as it was,” he said.
“And what about now?” Boy George pressed.
Jack said, “It’s taken years and years for me to actually want to step on a stage and love it and that was the most incredible moment I’ve had in five years.”
Then, the pressure was on for Jack to pick his coach.
“I would love to be on all of your teams, but Guy, I would love love love to be on your team.”
Talking to Jack backstage, Guy said, “I don’t want to make you silly promises, but what I really want to do is help you fall in love with music again.”