The Voice: Teen Singer Jacquie Lee Stuns the Coaches

11/06/2013 at 08:35 AM EST

The Voice: Teen Singer Jacquie Lee Stuns the Coaches
Jacquie Lee
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She's the youngest performer on The Voice this season, but Jacquie Lee's performance on the second night of live shows Tuesday showed she just might be the one to beat.

The 16-year-old New Jersey high school student on coach Christina Aguilera's team, closed out the evening with an electrifying version of Nina Simone's "I Put a Spell on You."

The jaw-dropping performance awed fellow coach Cee Lo Green, whose team also performed Tuesday, and even left him a little angry.

"Oh my God, Jacquie. Damn," he exclaimed once the roaring crowd quieted down. "That was the absolute best. [It was] like the past and the present and you are most certainly the future."



Adam Levine agreed, and marveled at how her powerhouse performance managed to rile the normally Zen-like Green.

"You've done the unthinkable: You made Cee Lo a vicious competitor," he said. "You pissed him off, which is shocking."

"That was just crazy, the emotion and how connected you were," Levine added of the performance.

Coach Christina clearly agreed, and stood up on her chair at the end of Lee's triumphant performance.

"It's an honor to be your coach," she said simply.



Moments before Lee's show-stopping ending, fellow Team Christina singer Matthew Schuler, 20, also delivered a stellar performance that left the other coaches quaking in their boots.

The Pennsylvania college student nailed "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus – no twerking or stripping down required.



"You came in like a wrecking ball and you smashed it," Aguilera declared.

"Matt, you know we're friends but I hate you so much," said Green. "I hate how much I love you!"

"Three hearts just broke over here," Levine added. "You light a fire under me to make my team even better because everything you exude is exactly what you need to take this thing all the way."

Blake Shelton simply turned to his team sitting behind him and said, "This is the guy that we gotta look out for. Forget you, man. So good."



Shelton was a little wordier when it came to Team Cee Lo's Caroline Pennell, another New Jersey high school student, who delivered an effervescent version of "We're Going to Be Friends" by the White Stripes.

"I could literally be getting an amputation and if someone was playing her music and she was singing all I would be thinking about is cotton candy," he joked. "I don't know what it is about you, but it is mesmerizing."

"You could be singing about killing people and I would be up here wanting to be skipping around on the stage," he added, as Levine begged him to stop speaking.

"I think America loves you," Green told the 17-year-old. "And I'm not wrong about it."



Green also showered compliments on Tamara Chauniece, a 22-year-old Texan with gospel roots, who commanded the stage with a confident version of "I Will Survive."

"The energy was electric, you really got everybody going," Green told his teammate. "You will survive."

Who will make it to the Top 12? Tune into NBC on Thursday at 8/7c to find out.

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