Final battles of ‘The Voice’ lead to one last Blake Shelton steal

As the second round of battles for NBC’s “The Voice” ended Monday, the only coach left with a steal was country superstar Blake Shelton. He held onto it until the end, using it to salvage the hopes of .

Coldplay‘s Chris Martin once again assisted the four coaches in stagework advice for the remaining contestants.

Five more artists were eliminated, leaving 20 contenders to begin the playoff rounds on Tuesday.

The evening began with Shakira pitting Dani Moz against Clarissa Serna with the Pink song “Perfect.” She chose Moz to move on.

Adam Levine then selected Kat Perkins over the duo of Dawn and Hawkes with the K.T. Tunstall tune “Suddenly I See.”

The third showdown might have been the best of the night. Usher picked Melissa Jimenez over Music Box when they performed the Alicia Keys song “Girl on Fire.”

Ryan Whyte Maloney then eliminated Kaleigh Glanton when they sang the Rascal Flatts country hit “Easy” for Team Blake.

Usher had the enviable task of seeing two of his former team members take on each other for Team Adam with one of his own songs. With the tune “Climax,” Jake Barker took out Brittnee Camelle.

The sixth and final battle song was “I’ll Stand By You” from The Pretenders. Usher selected Bria Kelly to move on, but then Shelton jumped in to use his one and only steal to save Madilyn Paige.

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