Tonight, a shock withdrawal rocked The Voice as one hopeful stepped aside, while superstar coach Jason Derulo went rouge after an impossible decision. The Ultimate Callbacks saw bombshell twists and turns as artists were thrown a lifeline for one last chance at a coveted spot in The Battles.
In a move that shocked everyone, The Bushwackers withdrew from The Voice after performing Paul Kelly’s Dumb Things in their Ultimate Callback duel with powerhouse singer Ezra Williams.
As coach Jessica Mauboy weighed up the impossible decision of who to send to The Battles, Bushwackers member Dobe Newton interjected: “I think we can make this easier for you. This show and the challenges to come – we think – are about people just beginning on their career journey, so Roger and I have decided that you need Ezra in your Battle team.”
Shocked, Ezra asked: “Are you sure?”
Accepting the decision, an emotional Jess joined The Bushwackers on stage for a special farewell performance of their Blind Audition song I am Australian.
Team Jason’s “battle for the ages” saw both Callum Warrender and Alex Jeans stretch their vocal ability with incredible performances of Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing and Dream On.
A struggling Jasonsaid: “I can’t choose. I’m going to I take both of you to The Battles.” He then asked host Sonia Kruger: “Can I do that?”
The Voice producers agreed Jason could advance Alex and Callum to the next round setting up a monumental three-way sing-off in The Battles.
Jason also sent Calista Nelmes to The Battles after a performance of Skyscraper by Demi Lovato that was “so powerful it literally tore the roof off this place”, while Jade Talbot left the competition.
In Team Jess’ second Ultimate Callback, Shyjana moved to The Battles with her performance of Birdy’s People Help The People, while Sean Millis departed the competition.
Team Guy artist Robbie Hunt secured his battle spot with a rocking performance of Elvis Presley’s Blue Suede Shoes. Guy admitted: “I saw a different side to you. You are more than just a TikToker; you’re a performer.” Shanae Watson’s “incredible job” in the Ultimate Callback wasn’t enough and she was eliminated from The Voice.
Jayden Miranda progressed to Guy’s Battle team with his “exquisite” vocals on Leave The Door Open by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, while Micaela Jayde departed the competition.
Rita admitted 12-year-old Gezel Bardossi’s voice “feels like it’s been alive way longer than you” as she advanced to the next round with her version of Brittney Spears’ Toxic, while Ben Esber was eliminated.
Rita also took Emily Kate to The Battles after her incredible rendition I Will Always Love you by Dolly Parton, while Nick Cunningham went home.