Ingleburn product Nathan Foley reflects on his The Voice journey

READY TO SHINE: Ingleburn product Nathan Foley performs on The Voice Australia stage. Picture: Channel 9
READY TO SHINE: Ingleburn product Nathan Foley performs on The Voice Australia stage. Picture: Channel 9

Macarthur fans of the TV show The Voice Australia may have spotted a familiar face over the past few weeks.

Ingleburn product and former Hi-5 band member Nathan Foley was a contestant in this year's The Voice program.

The 39-year-old, who represented judge Delta Goodrem's team, was knocked out of the competition on Monday night.

Foley told the Advertiser he enjoyed his time on the Channel Nine program.

"I never expected to win," he said.

"I wanted to go in, to get myself some exposure and tell Australia that I'm still breathing and still performing.

"It was a totally different ball game to be on the show."

Foley said the music industry had changed a lot over the past decade due to the rise of reality shows such as The Voice.

"It can be hard to get a look in as a performer," he said.

"That's why I went on The Voice. If you can't beat them, join them."

Nathan Foley

Nathan Foley

Foley impressed during the "blind audition", where judges Delta Goodrem, Kelly Rowland, Boy George and Guy Sebastian face their chairs away from the contestant.

He sung the Kenny Loggins' classic Footloose, which led to Goodrem and George turning their chairs around.

Foley chose to represent "team Delta".

The singer/guitarist performed The Weekend's track Can't Feel My Face during the knockouts round on Monday night.

Foley was eliminated from The Voice that night.

He said he enjoyed the opportunity to work with Goodrem.

"We worked together on a gig a few years ago so I already knew Delta," Foley said.

"She was lovely."

Foley began performing when he was just 10 years old.

He rose to fame at 18 when he joined the children's entertainment show, Hi-5.

The Macarthur musician was part of the award-winning show's original cast alongside Kellie Crawford, Kathleen de Leon Jones, Tim Harding and Charli Robinson.

Foley spent about nine years with Hi-5 before departing in 2008. He said he had fond memories of the band.

"I even had my former Hi-5 team mates message me their support when I was on The Voice," he said.

Foley said he had spent the past 11 years performing and touring around the world, which included several shows on cruise ships.

He won the Princess Cruises' entertainer of the year award in 2016.

Foley said he had retained loyal fans of his music over the years.

"My fans have been absolutely amazing, they are so supportive," he said.

Foley said he would now continue to tour and had plans to release an album in 2019.

"I will continue doing what I've been doing - there are lots of gigs coming up this year," he said.

"I will also put my head down and finish my album that I've been working on. I have written the songs, but I've got to record them.

"I am a perfectionist, but I want to strike while the iron is hot."