No fluke Ipswich's Luke is in The Voice finals

Contestant on The Voice. Luke Kennedy (Team Ricky). Photo: Contributed
Contestant on The Voice. Luke Kennedy (Team Ricky). Photo: Contributed Contributed

IPSWICH-born Luke Kennedy will perform a duet with Ricky Martin in next Monday's grand final of The Voice.

The Team Ricky finalist secured a spot in the top four alongside Celia Pavey, Danny Ross and Harrison Craig on Monday night.

The QT spoke with proud parents Wayne and June Kennedy, who travel to Sydney each week to see their son perform live.

"Luke's aim was to make the final when he went into the show, now he's done it," Mr Kennedy said.

"He is far more relieved today than he was yesterday.

"My wife and I fly down to be in the audience each week - it's hectic but we love it.

"My phone told me last night I couldn't vote for him anymore because I had reached my limit."

The votes tallied on Monday night saw Mitchell Anderson, Miss Murphy, Kiyomi Vella and Steve Clisby eliminated.

Luke's rendition of Italian Lucio Dalla's classic Caruso, followed by his heartfelt original song Love Is Gone, fired up the social media feeds ahead of next week's finale.

His dad said the former Ten Tenor had what it took to win the competition.

"In my unbiased opinion, he's got the best voice and most versatile voice on the show," Mr Kennedy said.

The 30-year-old struck a chord with viewers when proved he could sing not only classical and opera music but pop as well.

"The support he has gained is phenomenal," Mr Kennedy said. "To sing classical you have to practise like an athlete. And pop, well, it challenges him and he loves to dance."

The Kennedys lived at Leichhardt for four years during the early 1980s. Mr Kennedy worked as a supply officer at Amberley RAAF base.

Luke is Queensland's last contestant in the show and is tipped a top contender for The Voice title

"He will sing a duet with Rick Martin next week, and from what I hear, it's supposed to be spectacular."



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