Ricky in the spotlight

Ricky Muscat on The Voice. (Supplied/Channel 9/The Voice)

By Alesha Capone

Singer, songwriter and vocal coach Ricky Muscat describes starring in the latest season of The Voice as an “amazing experience”.

Muscat, from Werribee, auditioned for the Channel Nine show in March.

After Muscat sang, two of the four judges on the show – Boy George and Kelly Rowland – turned their chairs, meaning they both wanted him to join their teams of singers. Muscat ended up choosing Boy George to be his mentor on the show.

“The main reason I chose George, is that my dad’s name is George and my niece’s name is Georgie,” he said.

On Monday night, Muscat exited the show during its “battle” round – although he may be given another chance if he gets to return as a wild card later in the season.

Muscat is no stranger to television having fifth on Australian Idol during 2006.

He also teaches at Vocal Arts Studios in Airport West.

Muscat said he originally had “no intention” of auditioning for the show and had actually been helping students to prepare for their own auditions earlier this year when producers encouraged him to try out.

“When the opportunity comes your way, sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and take it –it’s just inspired the whole school, they’re over the moon one of their teachers is on TV,” he said.

“I’m very grateful and very lucky for the chance.”

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