March 26, 2014 -- "The Voice" ended its battle rounds on Tuesday night with the coaches further paring down their teams.
By the end of the episode, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher each had eight artists in their groups.
For the final time, we saw footage of the guest advisers -- including Aloe Blacc with Team Adam; The Band Perry with Team Blake; and Blake's wife, Miranda Lambert with Team Shakira.
Here's what happened in the episode:
Adam selected Cary Laine and Sam Behymer to square off. They performed "Give Me Love," by Ed Sheeran. Blake said that determining a winner would come down to a matter of taste. Adam said they both performed equally well. Citing the power and emotion in her voice, Adam chose Sam. Cary was not stolen by another coach.
Team Blake paired Kaleigh Glanton with Noah Lis. The duo sang Michael Bublé's "Everything." Usher thought Noah initially came off as a lounge act, but eventually turned things around. He said if it were up to him, he would declare Noah the winner. However, Blake went with Kaleigh. Noah was sent home.
At this point in the episode, three battles were quickly recapped:
Team Blake: Ryan Whyte Maloney defeated Cali Tucker.
Team Adam: Christina Grimmie triumphed over Joshua Howard.
Team Shakira: Kristen Merlin won against Lindsay Bruce.
The final battle pitted two Shakira artists against one another: Emily B. and Cierra Mickens. Since Usher still had a "steal" to use, it was clear that both would advance in the competition. The two women performed Sara Bareilles' "Brave." Adam said he would choose Cierra because her last note was perfect. However, both he and Shakira noted that both artists made mistakes. Shakira chose Emily as the winner, and Usher stole Cierra.
Next Monday night on NBC, "The Voice" will launch "The Battles: Round Two." It will feature the remaining artists from each team battling one another by performing the same song. Coldplay frontman Chris Martin will serve as an adviser for all four teams. His role was taped before Tuesday's announcement that he and wife Gwyneth Paltrow have separated.
Here's a rundown of each team following the battle rounds:
Team Adam: Jake Barker, Sam Behymer, Brittnee Camelle, Delvin Choice, Christina Grimmie, Dawn & Hawkes, Josh Kaufman, Kat Perkins
Team Usher: Music Box, Melissa Jiménez, Stevie Joe, Bria Kelly, Madilyn Paige, Morgan Wallen, T.J. Wilkins, Cierra Mickens
Team Blake: Tess Boyer, Kaleigh Glanton, Biff Gore, Sisaundra Lewis, Ryan Whyte Maloney, Audra McLaughlin, Megan Rüger, Jake Worthington
Team Shakira: Ddendyl, Emily B., Deja Hall, Kristen Merlin, Dani Moz, Josh Murley, Clarissa Serna, Patrick Thomson