I think every note to ever exist
was in that performance. Hi, what’s your name? My name’s Ben,
I’m 33 and I’m from Melbourne. I love being a dad,
and I love the business that my mom… and I have created together.
but the call and the urge to perform… and to sing has always been there,
it’s never gone away. Daddy’s about to sing on the television.
Daddy’s gonna sing on TV. “No!” Yeah! So, daddt’s gonna go sing and
I want you to know… that I’m singing I’m singing for you
and for mommy, bubba. Ok? No, No,
– Yes, yes. I’m really hard on myself and I’m super
critical and I still don’t necessarily… know what I want out of
this experience yet. but all I know is, I want to make a
chair turn. that’s my first goal. So that’s the pressure that
I’m feeling at the moment. is just to turn a chair. I am obsessed with voices like yours.
I’m obsessed with the way that it’s so modern. But it’s like got this phantom-esque,
but it’s opera, it’s so… There’s an element of Australia,
I’m saying Australian because it’s the way… that you place your voice.
And it’s just… Don’t let her use the Aussie card on you.
– No! No, because I say that cause… I’m passionate about it.
Like I love, I love your voice. It’s smooth, it’s strong.
You know you were born to be up there. And this is why I come back to
The Voice every single year. It’s for voice like yours.
– Can I just…can I just… That’s why I come back. Ben, let me just say… A fellow Aussie,
I was in one of his actual opera’s… on Broadway La Boheme.
So I know Italian opera as well. Like rock opera is one of
my favorite things the world. I know it might not be
the obvious choice here in this room. But I would love the
opportunity to work with you. this is why a show is like this
is created for artists like you You obviously have a decision to make.
– I-I do…I do. Come on, Ben. There’s a lot of pressure here.
I saw you in Cats last year Delta. And once I saw you in the world of Music
Theatre, and knowing where you’ve come from… in the contemporary world, I kind of
felt…you would understand where I want to go. And I think I’d love for you
to be my coach. Yes! I’m so excited! Ben has sung all over the world.
He’s been a part of the ten tenors. He’s been a professional.
But he took time out to raise a family. So I couldn’t help but choose
Bring Him Home by Misarables. Yep, that’s amazing actually. This song is about a parent trying to
connect with their child. With the Tenors, we sang this on tour.
It’s a beautiful song obviously. But I haven’t sung it since
my son was born. So it’s an emotion, I never have used
before to sing this. My son turns one in a week.
and there’s just so many little things he’s doing… that I’m missing out on. But I’m gonna
put all that in to my Knock Out song Sorry, yeah. the thing I’m finding the biggest
challenge is the key change. It’s just finding your rhythm
in because of the jump. Yeah. Because it really is quick for you. There’s a lot of expectation on
Ben because I know he’s brilliant. Sorry, yeah.
– It’s alright. Just feeling that change, sorry.
– It’s fine, it’s fine. It’s like doing a quadruple
backflip and just going… and landing perfectly. I really want to see him bring it home. I just gotta say, this is what
the show is all about. So proud. Thanks Delta. That was your best Knock Out, Delta.
– Oh, thank you George. The magic of you, my whole soul felt
what you were singing. And you just made me cry.
And to tell you the honest truth… with the three of you, I have to know that
the artists going through can step up… every time we do a performance.
And in this situation I really felt that… That extra professionalism in that moment.
They just came out and said: I want this more than anything and
I can do it and I’m ready. And that was Ben. Congratulations Ben! Let’s bring in the next Battle. It feels surreal to be here. It’s nerve-racking, it’s exciting.
It’s a little overwhelming because… There’s much talent in this competition. Obviously got the shock of my life
realizing that I’m up against Ben. Who is incredible.
He has such a powerful voice. Former Tenor Ben, wanted to prove to his family
that he does more than just make babychino’s. All right the song I have chosen
for you both is….drumroll please. Foreigners- I Want To Know What Love Is. Awesome.
– Oh yeah. Feel good about that?
– Yeah, love that. I- yeah, yeah.
Sorry. I know it’s the first time that you
would be singing in a different space. That’s cool.
– But this is what you have to be able to do. To go forward.
– Yeah I love the song… But my only fear is that I fall back on my
music theater opera technique through the song. Even though I fallen in love with Ben’s
voice can other people connect with it? I need to know before going into lives,
that Ben has the versatility to go… week after week after week. Delta, you’re hiding behind your chair. I’m not choosing! I’m not making a decision on these two.
I’m protesting. Ok, in the mean time we’ll
talk to the other coaches. Joe could you feel the love?
– I can feel the love. Wow. Do you think they left any
notes out of that performance? Yo, I think every note that ever exists
was in that performance. That was so impressive.
If you guys take that on the road… right now I think people
will go see the show. Thank you.
I think it’s always in Delta’s heels… I might go with Ben. Thanks buddy, appreciate it. Ben you showed a different side of yourself,
in a major way. So, well done. Thank you. Oh man. Now I feel sick. You’re telling me.
– So do I. I feel I’ve been waiting for many years
to be able to go into the lives with an… Incredible opera singer, who can cross
over in other genre’s and that’s Ben. Hey!
– Hi! Come in.
– How are you. Good how are you? Going into the Live Finals of The Voice
is so far removed from my everyday life. I’m so used to just being the coffee guy,
the dad. But now I’m gonna be the Opera guy. When I was in the blinds and I said
I’ve been waiting for a voice like yours… to take you through I meant it.
– Yeah. You are as unique as your Sam’s,
as what everybody has been… digging up all the different artists. There is no one else
who sings this genre on the show. I’ve chosen The Prayer for you first.
– That’s exactly what I want to sing. That’s a song that…in my genre of music
is the Holy Grail. The reason I wanted to give you the gift
of The Prayer, is because I know this song. I’ve sung it for arena’s after arena’s
with Andrea Bocelli around the world. You know, Andrea is a master.
– Yes. You need to make it feel
as smooth as what he does. Ok. Ben is normally effortless and it
was the first time I saw him really overthinking. He was analyzing.
It was all from here up. I’ve got to get you out of here
and in to here. I need to find my own
personal connection to the song. Sing to what’s real like…
– Yeah. Sing. I’m a dad for one. And I think the song perfectly
encapsulates the feelings that any parent has. They want them to be safe,
they want them to be supported. And I think that’s what’s gonna
get me over the line emotionally. That’s what I need
to achieve. I saw you looking at your family just
before you even started singing, I mean… Is it hard to concentrate when you’ve
got your little ones here? That was exactly what I needed.
It was exactly what I needed. Those two have never heard me sing live before, so.
This was a big moment for me. Not just for me but for my whole family.
So, I’m so proud. It was beautiful, Ben. How much would it mean to you to win? You know what,
I haven’t let myself think I can win. Ok, alright.
– Yeah. This is the best thing that’s ever
happened to me, like in my career. I wanted to prove to my kids, my family
that singing is who I am, it’s what I am. I want to come out of this the best
I’ve ever been, Sorry. And that’s it. There’s a competition against me.
The money in that and everything is gravy. What I’m learning today,
is that there’s a side of him that… won’t allow himself to believe
he could go all the way. This week I wanna show that
there’s nobody that can go out… there and sing a song
like this except for you. The song I’ve chosen for Ben,
is Nessun Dorma. Ohh crap. I just got nervous. Nessun Dorma it’s renowned for that
big note ad the end Fincher O Victory You can’t sing those words
I will win or victory… if you don’t truly feel in your heart,
that that’s a side of you that you can bring. I hope that he starts to see
himself as a winner today. Ben I just got goosebumps, you know.
You just…I mean the amount, exactly what- The amount of support in your voice
you have to hold to get those notes… is phenomenal. I mean the fact that
six months ago you’re making coffee… and then nobody was hearing you sing
in that moment is a crime to me. People need to hear you sing.
That was… Thank you, that’s all I wanna do. All I wanna do.
– You are truly… you are…you are just a delight. Tonight I just felt like you’re in the zone.
you just came out here, and I was… just like, okay go Ben, go.
And it was a pleasure to watch. I will never forget our mentoring session,
you’ve lit a fire in me. I believe in myself more now than
I ever have and that’s because of you. No, you did that.
You did that! And the third artist singing off tonight,
is also from team Delta. And it’s… Jacinta. That means, Ben.
You are through to the Semi-Final next week Congratulations to Ben. Ben’s my Opera dad,
who turned his back on music. And now here we are, so close to the finale.
And I want Ben to be there. I watched the performances over
the last few weeks and you can see… It’s going like this.
– Cool man! And a moment like last week… I literally had goosebumps. to sing the biggest dramatic song ever
and to do it that well with that much passion… You should feel like the Hulk or something.
Coming out this week and just bursting out of a cage. The people at home are feeling what
you’re singing and this week I need them to… connect to that more than ever,
because five people go home. Five people? There’s no space for
pussyfooting around this week. It’s either Hulk smash
or we’re going home. The song you’re singing…
– (singing) Oh yeah! Ben’s voice is so versatile.
He’s got contemporary but also classical. This week it’s about merging
the two of them. Ben’s approaching this song the same way
he did Nessun Dorma. This song demands something different. It’s choosing the right moments to go…
And open in vibrato. And choosing strictly…
– Very dynamic stuff. Especially in the verse theres a fine line
between getting too soft and too harsh. Yeah. Ben’s challenge in this song is walking that
fine line between power and fragility. I need him to look straight towards
The Grand Finale and say: Get out of my way I’m coming for you. It’s a bird, it’s a plane.
It’s opera dad! I’ve been dying to say that all week.
– What a superhero name right? I’m talking about you all the time
backstage I think you’re a phenomenal man. And the love you have for your family,
it really shows on and off stage. But your voice is just so impressive
and to take on a song like this.. I respect that you really stick to what you do best.
Like a lot of people have spoken about… Well, why is he being able to go up there and do
Opera and do these big ballads and musicals. But that’s what you do.
None of my artists can do that. That’s really incredible, well done.
To both of you. Thank you, Joe. Delta you were so focussed during
the whole performance. I was, I was so nervous.
I was sitting here… It’s exactly what Kelly and
I were talking about. Your heart starts racing
and I’m just there with you, you know. And I just…you gave me goosebumps.
You know you were completely in the zone… And like what Joe is talking about,
is that you know, having that genre… of music and having the diverse music
that we have here and you stand alone… in this powerful place,
that I really hope people get behind. You’re meant to be there.
It’s just you know it’s an absolute crime… Like I said before, to not hear your voice week
after week and continued on forever more. You know, you are an absolute
star Ben Clark. The fourth and final artist through
to the grand finale… and still in contention for the title is: It’s Ayden from team Joe. Wow, I’m so sorry Ben and Chang.
I mean your voice experience for us has been incredible. Let’s give you both a chance now
to just tell us what it was like for you. Look for me like this whole experience
has exceeded my expectations. I came in with no preconceived ideas
of what it was gonna be. I just went for the ride and
I feel like I’ve become a better person. A better performer. From this show,
Delta meeting you was one of the greatest… experiences of my life. I can’t explain
to you the confidence and the light that… you’ve lit in my heart. I appreciate that.
– You’re the one- Australia I want to…I want to thank
Australia as well. You guys voted to keep
me in the competition as long as you did. I can tell you one thing, mark my words
Australia you haven’t heard the last of Ben Clark. That’s right Ben!