It was the steal that stole the show.
Usher was the only coach to have an unused steal heading into the final night of the round 1 battles on The Voice Tuesday, and he used it to maximum dramatic effect in the final moments of the show.
The Grammy-winning singer pressed his button at the last possible moment to save Alaskan powerhouse Cierra Mickens, who began to walk off the stage in defeat after losing to Idaho session singer Emily B.
The final week of The Voice's round 1 battles kicked off Monday showcasing the star power of some of Season 6's teen artists.
Although she's just 17, Bria Kelly once again closed the show with strength far beyond her years, taking on Janis Joplin's "Piece of My Heart" for Team Usher in a closely matched battle with former NFL cheerleader and student Tess Boyer, 21, who surprised the coaches by stepping up her game.
The wholesome Kelly rocked it out hard with a sound that belied her sweet looks, earning praise all around. Usher chose Kelly, but Boyer of Glen Carbon, Ill., caught the eye of Blake Shelton who wasn't about to let her leave the show just yet.
This nun has some serious pipes; no church organ required.
Sister Cristina Scuccia stunned Italy's version of The Voice with her rendition of Alicia Keys's "No One." A clip from the episode has already amassed over three million views on YouTube.
Get ready for Coldplay to take over the music world again.
Score one for the birthday boy.
The Voice coach Adam Levine – who turned 35 Tuesday – stole powerful young singer Brittnee Camelle away from Team Usher during the second night of battle rounds after she barely lost an epic battle against teammate Melissa Jimenez.
The two singers delivered a steamy version of Melanie Fiona's "Give It to Me Right" that earned praise for their commanding vocals and sultry stage presence.
The first night of battle rounds on The Voice exposed one thing about the Season 6 coaches. They are quickly looking to be strategic and showed it with their steals.
Blake Shelton went after an old-school soul singer with a trademark high kick, Biff Gore, a father of six, who lost his battle to soulful T.J. Wilkins on Team Usher.
Shakira picked up a Joe Cocker-esque blues man, Patrick Thomson, who fell in a tight contest against Kat Perkins from Team Adam.
Goodbye anonymous singers, hello powerhouse teams.
The Voice concluded the chair-turning blind auditions Tuesday with each coach choosing one final singer to round out their teams of 12 heading into next week's battle rounds.
The coaches came out fighting, beginning with Kaleigh Glanton, 20, a classically trained guitarist from Kansas who earned the only four-chair turn of the night for her intriguing rendition of "Have You Ever Seen the Rain."