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There was no right or wrong choice for the winner of the Battle between Cara Brindisi and Jay Allen on The Voice Season 22, Episode 9. Both performed beautifully—but their Coach, Gwen Stefani, ended up picking Brindisi. That was OK, though, because swiftly following this, she attempted to Save Allen and keep him on her team.
That's when things got chaotic. "Well, honestly, that was such a hard [Battle] for me, and it was so confusing because I knew that I waned to Save Jay—" Stefani said before getting interrupted by her husband, Blake Shelton, who then said, "What if somebody Steals Jay?"
That's right: Blake Shelton used his only Steal for the Battles on Jay Allen—and, in effect, his wife, Gwen Stefani.
Thus began the most high-stakes couple's quarrel of the season (so far). "What a jerk," Stefani said playfully. "I'm shaking...I'm so mad!"
So both Stefani and Shelton had to plea their cases to Allen. "Can I say something before you get me divorced?" Shelton said. "I just wanted to confirm the fact that you're a great singer, and damn it, I had a Steal, so I hit my button. That's what it comes down to."
Meanwhile, Stefani said, "I wasn't ever 'gonna let you go. I was always 'gonna press my button for you."
It was a tough choice, but Allen ultimately decided to switch to Team Blake. "I've been in Nashville almost 10 years," he said. "Blake Shelton is a legend...I am in the country music business, and you are country music."
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