South Coast singer-songwriter Timothy James Bowen advanced to the next round of The Voice in an epic battle on Monday night.
Bowen was pitted against West Australian balladeer Matt Gresham in the second round of battles, singing a stunning version of Used to Love by Dean Lewis and Martin Garrix.
Gresham sang Lewis' Half a Man. Both artists put in incredible perfromances but the audience vote went 60 per cent in favour of the South Coast singer.
"This is a play-off," international judge Kelly Rowland remarked.
"Two incredible artists went head-to-head ... spectacular."
The pair's mentor, renowned Australian artist Guy Sebastian had the final choice of putting one singer through to the next round and assesed Bowen's performance as "beautiful brother ... what a voice".
"You've got such a polished voice, so authentic ... you are the ultimate storyteller.
"Here are two of the finest singers we've had on the show but the person taking through to the next round is Timothy."
Bowen grew up in Minnamurra but now calls Ulladulla home.
The blood cancer survivor captured the heart of the nation and the judges performing Bonnie Raitt's I Can't Make You Love Me during the Channel Nine program's blind auditions.
Then, at the urging of the talent show's coaches, Bowen, 30, performed an original song, The Greatest Thing, wedding song for his wife Christina Mullany.
Bowen, the brother of Nashville actor/singer Clare, has performed and toured extensively in the States.
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