Josh Kaufman ready for live performances on "The Voice"

Josh Kaufman reflects on dizzying week after Voice win

Josh Kaufman ready for live performances on "The Voice"

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He's gone through the blinds, battles, playoffs - and he's even been stolen!

Indy's own Josh Kaufman is moving forward in the live shows, trying to win the ultimate goal of being named "The Voice."

The excitement is building for the father of three, who is a tutor by day, but his passion has always been music. Now, you get a chance to be part of his journey to help Kaufman be a winner on the hit NBC show.

He's already won the hearts of thousands of fans across the country. His performance of Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain" Tuesday night brought Kaufman to his knees and brought fans to their feet.

All of the judges say he could win the competition.

"At this point, this has been weeded down so far from so many people who would have liked to have been in this position. To have 12 people here, you're going up against the best of the best," Kaufman said Thursday.

He is now part of the elite 12 for the coveted and long-awaited live shows of "The Voice." But it almost didn't happen. Kaufman's original coach, Adam Levine, chose Delvin Choice in the second Battle Round.

But Usher saved him.

"We had a great song and it fit both of us and it's just...he had to go one way or another and he wanted to keep us both he said, so I was glad to get those kind of reactions from him and all of them," Kaufman said.

He can't tell us what song he'll be singing next, but he does say the song will have some of his signature style he calls "old soul, but with a twist."

"I do want to be more of, like, a pop artist, some of the most obvious comparison I can make is like what Pharrell does. He takes like those really rhythmic classic soul sounds, but through production and the way he works things around, he still makes it modern and new," Kaufman said.

His family has been in the audience during all of the stages of competition. Josh credits his first coach, his mother, for his gospel roots and preparing him for this new musical opportunity.

"As a music teacher, she was really influential in teaching me more about the technical ins and outs of music, too," he said.

If you want to hear more of Josh, on "The Voice," it's up to us to keep him in the competition.

"I'm so grateful for all of the support that I've already gotten, but now it comes down to votes and buying the iTunes and all of that, so I'm gonna need it more than I have up to this point," he said.

The live performances begin Monday. You can vote for Kaufman online and on social media, or by phone or text message.

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