The grand finale is set to air on May 29 on the Seven Network.
Lane Pittman beat out Ella & Sienna, Freddie Bailey, Kaylee Bell and others on The Voice Australia to be the last country music artist standing, after securing a top two spot in Keith Urban’s team and top eight overall. However, his time came to an end, after he was eliminated from the singing competition series just shy of the grand finale.
After performing a moody cover of Cat Stevens’ poignant song, Father and Son during the semi-finals on May 22nd, Urban chose contestant Thando Sikwila over Pittman to advance to the grand finale.
Pittman shared on Instagram, “[Urban,] you are a literal king and I'm forever grateful and in debt for the experience, opportunity and advice you gave me… Thank you to the producers, coaches, music team, the band, hair and make-up, wardrobe, our runners, the talent team and anyone who helped on this show. It relies on us as the singers just as much as it does on you. Big love to all.”
He ended the social media post letting fans know that he is working on new music.
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Pittman also shared via Instagram story (May 23), that his debut single, My Way Over You (released March 30), hit #5 on the iTunes Country Charts the day after him exiting the series.
At the beginning of Australian season 11, the 15-year-old earned a four-chair turn when he blind auditioned with Luke Combs’ song Even Though I’m Leaving, where he joined Urban’s team.
He later performed Olivia Rodrigo’s Driver’s License during 'The Callbacks' (May 4) and Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks’ Edge Of Midnight with Freddie Bailey during ‘The Battles’ (May 8).
As well as Sikwila, Jordan Tavita (team Guy Sebastian), Lachie Gill (team Rita Ora) and Faith Sosene (team Jessica Mauboy) will vie for the ultimate title in the grand finale on May 29. The winner will take home $100,000 as well as a recording contract with Universal Music Australia.
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