Blake Shelton might be People magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’, but he took a hit from former title holder Adam Levine during Tuesday’s episode of The Voice.
The 41-year-old country star watched as his former protégé Adam Cunningham, 38, nailed Joe Cocker’s Have A Little Faith In Me, leading Adam to chose him for the Live Shows next week.
Adam Cunningham’s performance was part of night two of The Voice Playoffs on the NBC singing competition show.
Former protégé: Blake Shelton admitted feeling ‘really stupid’ after his former protégé Adam Cunningham nailed his performance on Tuesday on The Voice
The show was devoted to Team Adam as the Maroon 5 frontman was forced to cut his team in half after bringing back a Comeback Artist.
First up was the Tennessee native who originated on Blake’s team before being stolen by Adam.
‘He had the holy ghost up there…that makes me feel really stupid because you were on my team,’ said Blake.
‘My mom is gonna be loving him,’ said Miley Cyrus as Adam belted out the track.
Killed it: Adam nailed his rendition of Joe Cocker’s Have A Little Faith In Me
Playoffs stage: The Tennessee native was originally on Blake’s team before being stolen by Adam Levine
Blake’s team: Adam, Addison Agen, Anthony Alexander, Emily Luther, Jon Hero and Whitney Fenimore competed during the Playoffs round to stay on the country singer’s squad
‘You’re becoming a fan favorite,’ added the 23-year-old Wrecking Ball songstress.
Next was Adam’s Comeback artist, Whitney Fenimore, 28, from Oklahoma.
She performed If It Makes You Happy by Sheryl Crow.
Comeback artist: Whitney Fenimore performed If It Makes You Happy by Sheryl Crow after being named Adam’s Comeback Artist for the playoffs
Adam, who was sporting a mustache, played drums to jam with Whitney in rehearsals.
Blake called her a ‘cool rocker guitar chick’ but said she ‘struggled’ though the first half of the song.
Twenty-four-year-old Emily Luther, from Rhode Island, did a ‘cinematic’ James Bond style version of The Cure’s Lovesong.
Cinematic style: Emily Luther did a ‘cinematic’ James Bond style version of The Cure’s Lovesong
‘Literally there’s nobody else doing anything like that,’ said Blake, 41.
Jennifer Hudson said she felt Emily’s ‘personality’ and ‘presence’.
‘Job well done,’ added the 36-year-old Oscar winner.
Well done: Classically trained Emily was congratulated for her personality and presence
Oscar winner: Jennifer Hudson told Emily that it was a job ‘well done’
Anthony Alexander attempted to reveal his ‘romantic side’ with Ed Sheeran’s Perfect.
‘If I go back home I’ll be going back to high school,’ said the 17-year-old California singer.
‘I still detect a lot of nerves…I hope you know you’re super talented and I’m pretty sure the girls really like you man,’ said Blake.
Teen talent: Anthony Alexander, 17, took on the Ed Sheeran song Perfect
Having fun: Adam and Miley Cyrus were enjoying the performances
‘I swear at one point in the song, I swear he was singing to me, I was like is that for me?’ cooed Jennifer, who said she was a ‘big fan’.
Atlanta soul singer Jon Mero tried his luck with When We Were Young by Adele.
Adam wanted the 31-year-old to show off his ‘delicate side’.
Delicate side: Jon Mero at Adam’s urging showed his ‘delicate side’ with When We Were Young by Adele
His turn: Adam was forced to cut his team in half during the Playoffs episode
The coaches gave him a standing ovation.
‘Your voice, seriously, is like a laser, it cuts through everything,’ praised Blake.
‘Excellent man, so excellent,’ beamed Adam.
The coaches: Blake, Jennifer, Adam and Miley talked about their chances to win
‘He killed it,’ agreed Miley.
Sixteen-year-old country artist Addison Agen did Angel From Montgomery by Bonnie Raitt.
‘I can totally connect to the lyrics of the song,’ said the Indiana schoolgirl, who loves ‘old music’.
Sweet sixteen: Addison Agen, 16, performed Angel From Montgomery by Bonnie Raitt
‘You have so much character in your voice,’ said Blake.
‘If you don’t move forward into the Lives I’m going to have someone cut Adam’s brakes,’ he added.
‘I’m always on your team,’ said Miley.
High praise: The judges loved Addison’s performance
Pop star: Miley told Addison that she was always on her team
‘You are truly a frigging unicorn and I adore you,’ raved Adam.
Addison, Jon, and Adam were saved by Adam for the Live Shows next week.
‘My team is dynamic and strong,’ said Adam confidently.
The Voice Playoffs continue on Wednesday on NBC with Miley’s team taking their turn in the spotlight.
Live rounds: Adam, Addison and Jon were picked by the Maroon 5 frontman to advance