Kevin Simm has been voted into next week's live final of The Voice following an "amazing" rendition of Adele's Rolling In The Deep.
"I just can't believe it. Thank you everyone for voting for me," the shocked contestant told co-presenter Marvin Humes.
Simm will be joined by former X Factor contestant Lydia Lucy, who also won the favour of the voting public.
The former Liberty X star is the new 7-4 favourite to win the competition with bookmaker Coral, replacing teenager Cody Frost.
The Chorley-born vocalist kicked off Saturday's penultimate show of the BBC One talent series to loud cheers and praise from the all-star judging panel of Ricky Wilson, will.i.am, Paloma Faith and Boy George.
"It's a good start," Simm's mentor Wilson said.
"You've made it pretty impossible for anyone else to sing. That was amazing, Kevin. You did it, you did it perfectly."
US artist will.i.am added: "I'm really confused on why you don't have a career, and why you're a contestant. I just don't get it."