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Minnesota's Blind Joe does it again on 'The Voice'


Blind Joe once again stole the show on NBC's "The Voice."

The Grand Rapids, Minnesota, resident – whose real name is Joe Bommersbach – went head-to-head with fellow contestant Blaine Mitchell on Monday night's episode of the singing competition.

The two were on stage together and belted out "Old Time Rock and Roll" by Bob Seger, competing so their coach (country music star Blake Shelton) would pick them to move forward.

In the end, Shelton picked Blind Joe for his team. Watch the performance above, if you haven't yet.

Here's a snippet from each of the judges:

Shelton: "As far as singing goes it was a dead tie." But Blind Joe has "something really special," adding: "Moving forward I want to keep him doing some of that rocking country stuff that he loves to do."

Pharrell Williams: "I didn't expect you to be as soulful as you were."

Gwen Stefani: "It's so incredible how we all are given our own gifts in life, and yours was to sing and play that guitar the way you do, so uniquely. ... Congratulations, you're incredible."

Adam Levine: "Joe you're crushing it tonight," he said, adding later, "I love you ... you're fantastic."

Blind Joe began life in an incubator in a North Dakota hospital 32 years ago, and lost his sight due to complications from his premature birth, the Forum reported.

At an early age, however, he found he had an ear for music and quickly mastered multiple instruments, Bustle notes. Bommersbach began performing in bars in college and has been a fixture on the “honky-tonk scene” ever since, according to the website.

And on Monday night, he heard these words from Shelton:

"The winner of this battle is Blind Joe."

He now moves on to the knockout round. "The Voice" is on NBC Mondays at 7 p.m. CST, and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. CST.

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