The Voice Australia has unearthed Sam Hale and as well as being quintessentially "Aussie," he's quite an impressive singer, as evidenced in his take on Shawn Mullins' "Lullaby."
But it seems like most of the attention was on Hale's slang-heavy musings, which basically means he loves dropping the word "flamin'" into sentences — something only Alf Stewart from local soap opera Home and Away does, and he's not even a real person.
Is Hale even a real person? Surely not.
Seal, who is one of the judges on the show, is a pretty big fan of how Hale speaks. Why wouldn't you be? "It's perfect ... do you think you could coach me to speak like that?" Seal asks Hale. It's not as easy as it looks.
Meanwhile, Kelly Rowland is confused and delighted, saying "I'm just trying to understand what you're saying."
And hey, viewers seem to like him too. See folks, this is how you win friends — just use the word "flamin'" a whole bunch of times.
#TheVoiceAU Sam Hale is a flamin legend. True blue Aussie Bloke !!
— Nic Styx (@NictheBrat) April 30, 2017
— Peter Alexander (@petebillyrod94) April 30, 2017