Bendigo's John Lingard set for battle rounds on The Voice

COMPETITION: Team Kylie gets set for the battle rounds. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

COMPETITION: Team Kylie gets set for the battle rounds. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

READY: Bendigo singer John Lingard will perform on The Voice on Sunday night. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

READY: Bendigo singer John Lingard will perform on The Voice on Sunday night. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

BENDIGO singer John Lingard will take to the stage in The Voice's battle rounds on Sunday night. 

After being drafted to Team Kylie during the blind auditions, the 26-year-old is set to compete for a spot in the next round. 

Since his last performance, Lingard has been working alongside Australian pop favourite Kylie Minogue. 

"She is brilliant, she is down to earth and really good to work with," Lingard said. 

"She has so much knowledge so it is great to learn things from her. 

"Kylie is a pop singer, she is the ultimate performer, so it has been good getting some tips off her."

Lingard will sing against fellow Victorian singer Tom Oliver on Sunday night. 

The duo will sing One Republic's hit Counting Stars. 

Lingard said even though he had only been on television once, the amount of support he had received from the people of Bendigo had been amazing. 

He said Bendigo's musicians had thrown their support behind him and his dreams of becoming an artist. 

"Bendigo is a big city and to have such a big support network at home is great," Lingard said.  

"I am proud to be from Bendigo."

Lingard is a recognisable face in the Bendigo music scene with sets at the Bendigo Blues and Roots and Rockin the Vines music festivals.

He has previously performed well in the Telstra Countrywide Music Competition and in 2012 he made the final of the solo performers category before making the semi-final of the songwriters category in 2013.

To see if Lingard makes it through to the next round, watch Channel Nine’s The Voice on Sunday at 6.30pm. 

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