Remember 'Wasabi' Guy, Lee Harding? He's Back & This Time He's On 'The Voice'

27 May 2019 | 10:41 am | Jessica Dale

The former 'Australian Idol' contestant is back.

Lee Harding (image via Youtube)

Lee Harding (image via Youtube)

It's been a while since we've heard from Lee Harding but it seems he's back, this time picking up a spot on The Voice Australia.

The former Australian Idol contestant, who came third place on the third season of the show in 2005 and subsequently released single Wasabi, which came in at #8 on the ARIA End Of Year Singles Chart in 2006. 

"It feels weird to do this all over again," shared Harding in a pre-performance interview. 

Harding performed Rage Against The Machine's classic track Killing In The Name on last night's episode of The Voice Australia, which saw all four coaches - Boy George, Kelly Rowland, Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian - vie for him to join their team. 

Boy George won out, saying that “You know, rock god’s not an easy thing to say but you were getting close," at the end of Harding's performance. 

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“I had a small taste and I came back," said Harding. "I want more. I want to take this as far as I can take it."

Last night's episode saw The Voice Australia continues its very successful ratings season with 1,090,000 people tuning in to watch, making it the second most popular show of the day (following behind Seven News with 1,123,000 viewers).

According to TV Tonight, the show was the highest rating in its time slot (7pm-8.30pm), which saw an increase from last week's 1,012,000 viewers. 

The Voice Australia airs on Sunday at 7pm and Monday & Tuesday at 7.30pm on Channel 9.