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The Voice Australia 2019: Who is Jack Vidgen?

You might NOT recognise him from that other reality show...
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Welcome back, Jack!

WATCH: Jack Vidgen looks unrecognisable as he auditions for The Voice 2019

You might remember the name Jack Vidgen.

He was the 14-year-old with the voice of an angel who took out the fifth season of Australia’s Got Talent in 2011.

But come 2019, he’s all grown up!

“ANNOUNCING: @jack.vidgen is coming to The Blinds to remind Australia what he’s made of,” The Voice Australia announced via their Instagram account on May 12. 

But 22-year-old Jack’s musical return almost didn’t happen.

After taking home AGT‘s $250,000 in prize money and watching his single make number-three on the Aussie charts, Jack relocated to the US.

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He spent two years chasing his dreams stateside before moving home, finding work at an aged care home, and reinventing himself.

“Back then, my goal was to be a music star,” he told New Idea in 2015.

“Now my goal is not to be a star. It turns out, I really don’t enjoy fame.”

He explained, “The first couple of years, I got pretty big-headed and full of myself for a while. That was one of the main reasons I stopped — I had to pull my head in.”

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Two years later, in 2017, he was a bit more gentle on himself.

“It was a really full-on and amazing couple years, straight after the show,” he told the Morning Show‘s Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies.

“I was craving a bit of normality and normal teenage life, so I had a few years off and I really got to experience that.

“I made a conscious decision to step back and work on myself,” he added.

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