updated 03/12/2014 AT 2:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/12/2014 AT 7:15 AM ET
Goodbye anonymous singers, hello powerhouse teams.
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.”
Shakira affectionately dubbed her sound “quirky,” while Adam Levine admitted her performance “needs work” despite praising her different sound and moments that “were really, really great.” Blake Shelton picked up on frequent frenemy Levine’s critique and attempted to spin it to his advantage in his pitch.
“I’m so tired of hearing Adam tell people they need all this work. You already have a style. I love your style. You just need a spotlight, and I’m the guy that can put a spotlight on you,” he confidently declared.
His speech worked. Glanton chose Shelton, making him the first coach to complete his team.
Later, Usher and Shakira duked it out over Brittnee Camelle, 23, a Georgia nursing student who impressed the pair with her powerful version of “Skyscraper.”
Shakira played the fellow female card while wooing Camelle, explaining she would help her with everything from what to sing to what to wear. But Usher refused to be outmaneuvered.