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The Voice can be an emotional rollercoaster. Half the singers picked up by a coach after the blind auditions can be dispatched immediately in the battles.

Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green pair the contestants up for sudden-death duets. One wins, one goes home. Boom.

Unless, that is, one of the other coaches presses the button to “steal” a singer cast off from other rosters. That great new twist proved vital last night.

Let's break down the first battle rounds of The Voice Season 5!

Briana Cuoco vs. Jacquie Lee: “House of the Rising Sun” (Team Christina)

The female rockers were assigned to put their stamp on this classic, and while Kaley Cuoco’s sister stood out at first, the high schooler took command.

Aguilera opted for Lee, at which point Green and Shelton immediately pushed their buttons to make the steal. Briana Cuoco joined Team Blake.

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Night five of The Voice blind auditions showed us that with only eight spots left to fill before we move on, the competition was more intense than ever!

Who blew away Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton last night and earned their tickets to Season Five's Battle Rounds?

Let's take a look at the latest group of contenders ...

Adam Levine only had two spots on his team, and returning contestant Matt Cermanski, singing John Hiatt‘s ”Have a Little Faith in Me,” claimed the first.

“He was mine from the first note,” Adam said.

Wedding singer Grey (just one fame) who belted a powerful rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s “Catch My Breath,” got three coaches to turn, but picked Adam.

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Kaley Cuoco is speaking out in defense of her sister Briana's audition on The Voice Monday night, denying that any tampering was done on her behalf.

Briana and Kaley Cuoco

Neither Christina Aguilera or Cee Lo Green, who turned around for Briana Cuoco, or Blake Shelton and Adam Levine (who did not), knew who she was, Kaley insists.

Briana’s relation to The Big Bang Theory star prompted the obligatory speculation that the audition may have been rigged when she made it through.

Kaley felt compelled to respond to those allegations on Twitter, noting that the whole point of The Voice is that the singers make it through on merit:

"FYI last nights #TheVoice was NOT rigged because I'm @bricuoco sis. She made it ON HER OWN 100%. It's called BLIND AUDITIONS for a reason."

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Night four of The Voice blind auditions proved that sometimes, the second time is the charm, while even a gifted talent doesn't guarantee a spot on NBC.

Who blew away Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton last night after failing to turn a single chair one season ago?

Who else landed spots with the fab four of The Voice? Here's a look at the singers who successfully gained entry into the next round last night ...

James Irwin didn't do much for the coaches last season. This time, with is performance of the R.E.M. classic “Losing My Religion,” it was a different story.

Returning with newfound confidence and much more stage presence, Irwin had his pick of coaches, but went with the only one to point out weaknesses: Adam.

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Briana Cuoco auditioned for The Voice last night and her big sister Kaley Cuoco's reaction backstage might have been the cutest thing in TV history.

On night three of The Voice blind auditions, Briana's take on Lady Gaga's "You and I" was the most buzzed about moment, and only partially due to her talent.

The NBC show awkwardly shows family members in holding room backstage during the auditions, and in this case, that meant a famous family member.

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, 27, convinced Briana, 24, to audition. Briana Cuoco is Kaley's assistant, but Kaley told her to pursue her own dreams.

Last night, she took the first step, and proved she's got the chops!

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The Voice is back for a second week of blind auditions, with Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine vying for the top talent.

There was no shortage of it last night, and with a show that seems to feature momentum changes and new fan favorites with each song, it’s anyone’s game.

Let's break down last night's blind audition contestants, shall we?

Preston Pohl, who  grew up performing in a Christian rock band until his mentor passed away, brought charisma and funk to MGMT’s “Electric Feel."

His originality and creativity really made the night, as the coaches swooned over him. Even Christina, who did not turn around, soon wished she had.

Adam begged and pleaded with the singer and ultimately his passion won out over the other two coaches / salesmen as Preston Pohl joined his team.

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Holly Henry, 19, emerged as an early frontrunner on The Voice Season 5 with her rendition of "The Scientist" by Coldplay. All four coaches turned to watch!

Her performance blended delicacy and vulnerability with superb vocal stylings. When the cameras showed her brother crying, he likely wasn't alone.

Watch your back, Tessanne Chin. You've got real competition:

All four superstars pushed their buttons and swiveled around in their spaceship chairs, though Christina Aguilera was a late holdout. It may have cost her.

Aguilera tried to lure her with their female connection, Adam Levine praised her range and Cee Lo Green told Holly that she was beautifully unique.

But it was Blake Shelton who turned around first, telling the singer, “Because of you I'm officially excited about Season 5 of The Voice right now."

And she's now on his team. Think she's as good as advertised?

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Is Tessanne Chin already the frontrunner to win The Voice? To hear Adam Levine tell it, yes. It's too soon to really tell, but there's no doubt she's got talent.

Adam made last night's biggest gain (see The Voice recap) as he lured Tessanne onto his team. The other three coaches turned their chairs as well.

The 28-year-old, an experienced reggae singer from Kingston, Jamaica, tore into Pink's “Try” with enough passion to make all four music stars take notice.

A former backup singer for reggae legend Jimmy Cliff (who sent her a good luck message), she blended raw emotion and technical skill. Take a look:

What do you think? Does she have what it takes to win The Voice? Or at least make it to the fifth season's final run of episodes? Share your comments below.

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After a typically strong premiere Monday, night two of The Voice proved almost, if not just as entertaining as the first as Season 5 looks terrific so far.

On the premiere, the show-stopper was Michael Schuler. On night two, it was Tessanne Chin, a woman who Adam boldly said should win The Voice.

Yes, on night one.

The Voice Season 5 Coaches Photo

Tessanne, 28, had the judges going all-in from the get go.

The final performer of the evening, singing “Try” by Pink, had all four chairs turned around and facing her before she even made it to the song’s chorus.

Adam proclaimed, “You could easily win The Voice this season.” Whether that was just a sales pitch to snag her or not, we can't say, but it worked.

Will she live up to the hype in the coming weeks? Time will tell, but the Jamaican native certainly made a name for herself on the stage Tuesday night.

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Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton kicked off The Voice Season 5 premiere with a rendition of "I Love Rock & Roll" last night.

The quartet, reunited after Xtina and Cee Lo took last season off, showed no signs of rust in belting out the rock anthem by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.

It was pretty fun. Check it out if you missed it ...

While Usher and Shakira were strong fill-ins, and will be missed in their own right, it was great to see Christina and Cee Lo back and raring to go.

Among the highlights of the fifth-season opener:

The Voice Season 5 premiere: Grade it!