'The Voice' Season 15 Blind Auditions End, Contestant Faceoffs Begin

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Joey Green and Michael Lee perform on The Voice.

The Voice returned on Monday (Oct. 15) for the final set of blind auditions and began the first round of face-off battles for the contestants competing for a spot in the knockout rounds. 

Singers who soared after competing in the battle rounds are selected by their coach to advance. For the contestants that failed to rise to the occasion and secure a spot on their respective coach's team, there's still a chance to be stolen by judges Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine or Blake Shelton in order to advance to the knockout rounds of the competition.

With a series of exceptional performances, the judges were faced with some very tough decision about who deserved to continue in the competition. Of the many talented singers in program, here are some of the best from last night's episode.     

Katrina Cain

Katrina Cain performed a beautiful stripped back, piano-driven cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Rhiannon." Halfway through the performance, all of the judges pressed their buzzer to signal they wanted Cain on their team, but Clarkson and Levine were blocked due to their teams being full. In the end, Shelton ended up winning Cain over and adding her to his team. 

Emily Hough

Hough, 16, delivered a poppy-yet-folksy acoustic cover of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi." The singer managed to get three chair turns, filling the final spot on Team Adam in the end. 

Matt Johnson

Johnson gave a soulful rendition of Luther Vandross' "Never Too Much." Though three of the judges were maxed out and couldn't turn their chairs for him, Hudson was the last judge available to place him on her team. It worked out for Johnson, who stated that Hudson is his favorite singer of all time. 

Josh Davis

Davis delivered a soulful cover of Sam Smith's "Too Good At Goodbyes." After being forced to choose between Hudson and Clarkson as his coach, Davis ended up choosing to be on Team Kelly. 

Michael Lee vs. Joey Green

Lee and Green went head-to-head in the first round of contestant face-offs to keep their spot on Team Blake. The pair performed a bluesy rendition of Bonnie Raitt's "Thing Called Love." After battling it out, Lee prevailed, getting the green light to move on to the knockout rounds. Though the other coaches could have chosen to steal Green for their team, he was ultimately sent home.

Cody Ray vs. SandyRedd

Ray and SandyRedd battled to Solomon Burke's "Cry to Me" to secure a spot on Clarkson's team. After going back and forth about the difficult decision, Clarkson chose Ray to move on to the knockouts. SandyRedd managed to give a performance so moving that all three remaining judges jumped at the chance to steal her and she snagged a spot on Team Jennifer.

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