Kiwi contestant who got runner-up on The Voice AU hits the big time

What's Fresh 20/07/2017

The New Zealand born runner-up on The Voice Australia says fame hasn't changed him, as he plans to go on tour with Boy George.

Hoseah Partsch, 18, told the Today Show in Australia he's just a "normal kid"; preparing to juggle his Year 12 studies and touring with Boy George's band Culture Club.

Partsch just lost out to winner Judah Kelly on The Voice Australia.

And after missing out on the $100,000 prize money and a contract with Universal earlier this month, it was revealed that Partsch would join his mentor on tour.

"People say I'm popular at school, but honestly I'm a normal Islander kid that just wants to pass school, I guess," Partsch told the breakfast television show.

"It is so surreal. Honestly I'm so thankful for this opportunity that Boy has given me and I can't wait to see him again ... I've never met Culture Club before but I can't wait.

"I'm like low-key nervous, but I'm just going to pray to God He'll give me the strength just to do what I love to do, which is to sing. I hope Australia is ready."

"He's not only a wonderfully talented artist, he's a fabulous guy with a big heart and I'm backing him," Boy George recently told The Daily Telegraph.