Usher uses his final ‘The Voice’ steal to save one of the best artists

After a plodding first 45 minutes, Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice” will only be remembered for its final moments. Usher jumped in to steal the woman who might be the best artist in the entire competition.

The sixth battle of the night featured Emily B. versus Cierra Mickens. They performed the Sara Bareilles hit tune “Brave.” Emily certainly gave it her all, and her coach Shakira chose her as the winner. Between her original audition and this effort, Mickens has proven to be one of the most powerful and formidable competitors for this season. It was no surprise that Usher pushed his button and saved her for his team.

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That wraps up all the steals for this 2014 season. Each of the other coaches had already used their two steals prior to Tuesday.

In the first battle of the evening, Sam Behymer eliminated Cary Laine for Adam Levine‘s team. Their song was “Give Me Love” from Ed Sheeran.

Somewhat of an upset then happened with the second round coached by Blake Shelton. With his strength being jazz and standards, Noah Lis surprisingly lost to Kaleigh Glanton with the Michael Buble tune “Everything.”

Because this was only an hour show, those were the only three televised battles. Producers decided again to abbreviate the following three competitions:

Ryan Whyte Maloney eliminated Cali Tucker for Team Blake with the Tina Turner song “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”

Christina Grimmie beat Joshua Howard for Team Adam with the Taylor Swift song “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

Kristen Merlin took down Lindsay Bruce for Team Shakira with the country hit “Turn on the Radio” from Reba McEntire.

Of the seven artists moving on to another round, which one was your favorite. Vote in our poll below.

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