updated 04/16/2014 AT 3:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/16/2014 AT 6:30 AM ET
All eyes were on Team Usher Tuesday when his five singers stepped up to The Voice mic and delivered gutsy performances that mostly shined, but left the Grammy-winning R&B singer with a tough choice on the final night of the playoffs.
The one contestant who made it easy on him? Bria Kelly, who at just 18 managed to nail the Rolling Stones classic “Wild Horses” with a performance so polished it could rival seasoned singers twice her age.
“I’ve stolen everyone that you sang against,” declared coach Blake Shelton. “Looking back, maybe that’s because you made people step up.”
Adam Levine expressed relief that the Virginia-based singer, who prompted a four-chair turn in the blind auditions, was strong again after a shakier battle round.
“I was worried about you last time, like you weren’t you for a second,” Levine said. “I’m really pleased to say that you’re back. And thank God because you’re one of my favorites.”
At the end of the show, Usher announced her name first to move on to the live shows, and made it clear keeping her was a no-brainer.
“This artist was obviously a shining star from the moment I heard them sing,” he said before revealing his choice. “Not only have they taken what I had to show them about themselves but grown more confident as a vocalist.”