updated 10/01/2013 AT 7:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/01/2013 AT 7:45 AM ET
“You held those notes out really strong. You made me really happy,” Aguilera told her, handily earning Cuoco’s trust over competitor Cee Lo Green.
“Girl power!” Cuoco screamed as she picked Aguilera as coach.
Said proud sister Kaley, teary-eyed: “She’s always put herself on the back burner for everyone else. There is no one who deserves this more.” Watch Briana’s audition below.
Statuesque and model-pretty Monika Leigh, 28, of Boulder, Colo., picked a bluesy classic, B.B. King’s “The Thrill Is Gone,” and her effortless and nuanced version was a hit, turning all three male coaches around in their chairs.
“These guys are gonna have a bloodbath over you,” Aguilera joked.
“I want to build my team around you,” Shelton urged, and his charm offensive worked. “There’s just something that you have. It’s star quality.”
Shelton also earned a strong southern singer in Ray Boudreaux, 25, a single father from Lafayette, La., whose soulful version of Bill Withers’s “Use Me” belied his clean-cut image.