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The Voice battle round sees Andrew Bateup from Tunbridge Wells make the semi-finals

A music teacher from Tunbridge Wells tonight wowed TV talent show judges to win through to the semi-finals of ITV's The Voice.

Andrew Bateup first appeared on the show on January 30, when he impressed with his rendition of Michael Bolton's 'How Am I Supposed to Live Without You' in the blind auditions.

Andrew Bateup will battle Matt Croke tonight. Picture: The Voice UK, ITV
Andrew Bateup will battle Matt Croke tonight. Picture: The Voice UK, ITV

The 31-year-old got the support of both Olly Murs and Sir Tom Jones - before opting to be coached by Olly.

And tonight he did his mentor proud during a spectacular sing-off against fellow team member Matt Croke.

Watch Andrew Bateup's blind audition.

The pair performed Always by Bon Jovi, with Olly opting to take Andrew through to the next round.

Andrew, a former pupil at Skinners' School, said: "I'm absolutely over the moon. I'm so excited to go to the semi-finals and hopefully I can do Olly justice."

Andrew went into the world of musical theatre after leaving college and performed on the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for three years and also toured the US in the Choir Of Man.

More recently, he's been teaching singing at a girls' school in South West London and gigging on the side at weddings as a singing waiter.

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