It's been a whirlwind few days for Warrnambool cattle procurement manager Jesse Rudman.
But while he was fielding calls from clients wanting to buy stock, he also had been fielding "so many calls my phone was off the hook" after his performance in the television talent competition The Voice.
Mr Rudman's blind audition was televised on Wednesday night, with judge Guy Sebastian turning his chair around during his performance of 3AM, originally by Matchbox 20.
It was a long journey from the lush farmlands to the spotlights and rapturous applause.
"From a young age, I was always into music, and I probably got into country music early on when I was around 12 or 13 years old," Mr Rudman said.
While the experience of actually being on The Voice was exhilarating, Mr Rudman was equally excited watching himself back on TV during his audition with his family and friends.
"I got a whole lot of feelings of the night before watching myself on TV," he said.
"The anticipation was pretty crazy, but also fun,"
Mr Rudman said a cute conversation with his sister and brother in law kicked the application process for the talent show into action.
"They all said, 'I reckon you'd spin a chair,' and I'm like, 'no, I wouldn't'," he said.
"They then just said 'well, we're entering you anyway', and I found myself having Zoom interviews with producers and eventually performing in Melbourne, then Sydney."
He said reliving the moment on TV when Guy Sebastian picked him to be on his team was something to savour.
"It was all so surreal, and Guy Sebastian was right there infront of me, liking my music right there, and talking to me," Mr Rudman said
"And he's saying all these good things about me, and I'm like, ' I reckon he must think I go alright, I'm on his team!'"
But while showbiz awaits, the simple pleasures of his work on the farm also bring Mr Rudman ultimate joy.
He currently works sourcing cattle for domestic and export markets and says there has always been an agricultural streak in him which also ran in the family.
"I don't have a lot to do with farms as I have done in the past, but I do enjoy my role as a procurement manager working with cattle," he said.
"I grew up in Allansford, where we only had a few acres on a little hobby block.
"My mother died when I was six, and my father wasn't around either, so my siblings brought me up on farms.
"I remember my brother, who was 10 years older than me, always working on dairy farms around the place, and I was always going along with him, keen as all the time."
"I just fell in love with farming from that time."
Mr Rudman said that while he wasn't sick of school, he opted to follow his older brother's mindset to get into agriculture as soon as possible.
At 14, he started to work on a farm 30 minutes out from Warrnambool while living in a caravan.
It was there where he learned the guitar "because some days I was bored" and also developed his beautiful vocal cords.
Not too long after Stock & Land arrived on the quarantine farm to speak to him, Mr Rudman excitedly was gleaming about his first-ever booked gig in Port Douglas.
"I'm really happy to have people wanting me to perform and will be probably be looking to head off and play in some interesting places," he said.
"I think the foundations are there in my music, and I have learned so much about music and life from the show, but what I most learned from The Voice was that confidence is key for performance," he said.
"I know that has been the big change in me, and I hope that positivity in confidence is something I can put into my cattle work too."
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