Crowd favourite Judah Kelly takes the stage.
Crowd favourite Judah Kelly takes the stage. Channel 9

Judah wows judges to earn spot in next round of The Voice

THE Voice Australia favourite Judah Kelly capped off a huge night on the stage of the season's first live show with his rendition of Purple Rain by Prince.

The 20-year-old brought the crowd to its feet as he showed off his vocal range with the classic hit, and went on to secure enough votes to ensure a place in next Sunday's live round.

Kelly Rowland told Judah he was one to watch in the competition, and his coach Delta Goodrem said she was glad she could be part of his experience on the show.

"I'm so proud of you and I'm going to keep hugging you and keep telling you how much I love you," Goodrem said.

"You are meant to be up there. You are a beautiful singer and a beautiful heart and I love you more and more each day."

 

Team Delta's Judah Kelly.
Team Delta's Judah Kelly. Chanel 9

 

"It's always been a thing that I'm really judgemental about myself," he said.

"You've heard it all the time that people have learnt to love themselves, I don't really understand what they mean by learning to love themselves," he said while tearing up.

But Goodrem encouraged him to challenge his self doubt.

"You've had the guts and the courage to step forward, now you've got to show how much you want it," she told Judah during rehearsals.

"The more we bring out what's uncomfortable to you, the more free you'll get.

"If you keep it all in here," Delta said while placing her hand on Judah's chest, "you will not fly like a bird".

Earlier in the week Judah told News he was working on building his confidence.

"I don't think it will be an overnight thing, I don't know how long it will be but it's (support from the show) definitely helping," he said.

"We're getting there, we're working on it."

 

TEAM DELTA: Tim Conlon, Claire Howell, Delta Goodrem and Judah Kelly.
TEAM DELTA: Tim Conlon, Claire Howell, Delta Goodrem and Judah Kelly. Channel 9

Team Delta's Tim Conlon and Team George's Robin Johnson received the lowest number of votes on the show and were forced to face each other in a sing-off.

The audience voted Conlon through to the top 11, sending Johnson home.



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