The Voice Recap: Let the Battles Begin!

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The teams are set. Now the battles are set to begin.

The Voice began its head-to-head competition Monday night, in which contestants duet on songs and the stronger performer (in the coach's eyes) moves on.

Who squared off and who survived? Let's find out!

Power vocalists Karina Iglesias and Judith Hill threw down on James Brown's classic, "It's a Man's Man's Man's World," proving that it's really a woman's.

Adam Levine, who had coaching help from Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, decided to take Hill, who once sang backup for the late Michael Jackson.

But not all was lost for Iglesias. Shakira hit the "steal" button to snap her up, thrilling the crowd and even more so Iglesias, who remains in the hunt!

Blake Shelton paired quirky singer Christian Porter against country duo The Swon Brothers on Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down." The bros won out.

Shelton also had a tough time with two other team members, Holly Tucker and Michelle Raitzin. He chose Tucker after their "Blown Away" duet (above).

Usher challenged Jess Kellner and Taylor Beckham to sing Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good," and ultimately picked Kellner, with a caveat.

"I can't say that you both came out here and 100 percent lit it on fire," he said. "I want to make you understand, the work is only going to get harder."

Fortunately for Taylor, Blake snapped her up!

Garrett Gardner ousted J-Sun in Shakira's battle round, while Amber Carrington beat out Team Adam competitor Sasha Allen on the Pink hit "Try" (below):

What was your favorite battle on the night? And did the judges make the right decisions with the singers they kept - and cut loose? Comment below!

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