Michael Stangel 'saved' on The Voice

ninemsn staff
6:06am April 24, 2013
April 24, 2013: The Melbourne rocker who overcame a devastating diagnosis has been saved from elimination by coach Joel Madden in the battle rounds of Nine’s The Voice.

Cancer survivor Michael Stangel has been "saved" from elimination on The Voice, after coach Joel Madden used a new twist to save the hard-rocking singer during the show's first battle round.

The 45-year-old Melbourne dad, who was not expected to live much beyond his surgery for heart and brain tumours, joined Team Delta rival Rob Edwards to perform the John Hiatt hit Have a Little Faith In Me on last night's episode.

Stangel faced possible elimination from the show after coming out second-best in the performance.

But in a dramatic twist, Madden used the first battle round to recruit Stangel to his team.

"I like everything you stand for. As a father, a husband and as a man," Madden said.

"That is the kind of father, husband and man I want to be and I want to believe there's another one out there and so I want to give you another opportunity so you can prove me right."

Source: The Voice

Author: Sylvia Varnham O'Regan, Approving editor: Erin Tennant

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