The Voice Australia: Marley Sola says standing ovation in blind auditions was 'so surreal'

A Christchurch singer has made it through the blind auditions of the reality singing competition, The Voice Australia.

Marley Sola, who runs Mellow Studios in the garden city, wowed the judges - including Rita Ora and Guy Sebastian - with his rendition of Stevie Wonder's 'Ribbon in the Sky'.

The song was also performed by Sebastian as his audition song when he appeared on the show in 2003. He went on to win the competition.

"It was unreal - I felt so overwhelmed," Sola told AM host Ryan Bridge on Friday.

"I was telling my wife after the audition, I totally forgot everything that's going on. It's so surreal having your idol like Guy Sebastian giving you a standing ovation.

"I've always dreamed of that moment, actually.  Hopefully, I've done it justice."

Sola also said being part of the show was terrifying: "Apart from proposing to my wife, that was the most nerve-wracking thing I've ever had to do.

"I'd previously done the X Factor here in New Zealand, but doing it by myself was a totally different experience."

Watch the full interview on AM above.