Hi-5's Nathan appeared on The Voice Australia and he was awesome

trending 04/06/2019

Hi-5's Nathan Foley was just 18 when he landed the gig in 1999.

He then spent the next decade on a high, performing around the country with Hi-5 but it wasn't all fun and games.

“It took up 10 years of my life, we all got along, it was fantastic in that way, (but) the majority of people looked at me and thought OK, kid’s entertainer,” Foley said on The Voice.

“They saw me as the Hi-5 guy, which is amazing but I always thought there was something more I could offer. I guess that was a little bit of a struggle at times.”

Foley left Australia because people there just saw him as "the Hi-5 guy". 

Back in Australia, Foley revealed it was an encounter with a fan who remembered him from Hi-5 that prompted him to give music one more go.

“I bumped into a girl who grew up watching me on TV when I was a kid and she says where have you been, I haven’t seen you for like 10 years, have you given up on singing,’” Foley said.

“And that really made the big decision in my head just to get out there and say, ‘look I’m still here,’ and show who Nathan Foley really is.”

So he hit The Voice stage, doing a rendition of "Footloose", turning coaches Delta Goodrem and Boy George's chairs.