KILLEEN, Texas — "The Voice" contestant Rose Short of Killeen kept her spot on Team Gwen Tuesday night after an emotional battle against Jessie Lawrence.
The Battles, Part 4 ended with Short and Lawrence performing to the Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face."
The judges each had high praise for the pair's performance.
"What a way to end the night," Kelly Clarkson said. "That was sexy. It was cool. Job well done. That was so beautiful."
Short teared up during John Legend's comments after the battle.
"Rose, you are a phenomenally talented vocalist," Legend said. "Once you hit those high notes it was like, 'Okay, she's a superstar soprano singer with a beautiful, beautiful voice.'"
Legend told Gwen Stefani he would help her in her decision and that he would "lean ever so slightly toward Rose" to win.
Before she picked Short to win the battle, Stefani complimented the way she was able to move the audience.
"I knew you were magical. I didn't know you were gonna fire up the room, Rose," Stefani said. "You have something special, and you own it. It's not even just your voice. It's you."
After choosing Short, Stefani said she picked the Killeen native because she was "undeniable."
"She has a very magnetic personality," Stefani said. "That's a really important thing when you're going to be a performer and a singer."
The episode ended emotionally. Short said she was crying because she was grateful.
"I said I wasn't going to be crying. I've been crying this whole journey," Short said. "I'm just thankful. These are tears of gratitude."
Rose wasn't the only one shedding tears at the end of the episode.
In a twist ending, Stefani used her save button to keep Lawrence in the game. Soon after, Shelton used his steal button but just to make a point.
"I’m not going to make a pitch to you because [Stefani] is the coach for you,” Shelton said. “But I wanted to show you how much respect I have for you and how much you deserve to be on this show.”
Lawrence stayed with Gwen and will continue on her team along with Short.
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