The Voice UK Battles: Jessie J takes Vince Kidd through to the live shows (VIDEO)

Vince Kidd, Jessica Hammond - The Voice UK Battles

Vince Kidd has secured a bittersweet victory over close friend Jessica Hammond in their Battle Round sing-off on The Voice UK.

Having struck up a bond during their time on the show, the pair were pit against each other by coach Jessie J because they did unique versions of the tracks they chose to sing during the Blind Auditions.

"It's hard to be competitive with someone that you like so much," said Vince.

"Jessie said, when you get in to the ring, leave your friendship at the side and sing like you wanna be in the live shows, and that's what I'm gonna do."

Meanwhile, Jessica lamented: "Being against someone you adore is completely out of my comfort zone. But I love to perform and that's what I'm gonna do, because that's why I came here and that's my goal."

After they tackled Rihanna's 'We Found Love', Tom Jones commented: "I thought the key was suited more to Vince than it was to Jessica.

"If had to pick between the two, Vince would be the one for me."

But Danny O'Donoghue stuck up for Jessica, saying: "I was really worried when I heard you were going up against Vince, but you held your own tonight."

Jessie then faced a tough decision. "You were two people that just drew me in to your voices, and I have enjoyed working with you so much. This is tough.

"The person that I’m going to take with me through to the lives is Vince."

After Vince left the stage to join his friends and family, Jessie offered some words of encouragement to Jessica.

"I'm emotionally attached to every artist I've worked with because I understand how they feel," said the 'Price Tag' singer. "You have no idea how amazing you are. It's time for you to go and step in to the light that's waiting for you."

See Jessica and Vince in action in the clip below...

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