Olivia Henken won The Voice challenge against teammate Stephanie Anne Johnson in a battle to keep her spot on Team Christina as Henken remains in the hunt as one of the top contestants on Tuesday. Next week the knockout rounds will begin.
During the show, coach Christina Aguilera pitted her against Johnson during a performance of “Done” by the Band Perry. Coaches Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine thought Johnson outperformed Henken, but coach Blake Shelton said he preferred Henken (and admitted that she looks like his wife Miranda Lambert, “a little bit”).
Aguilera picked Henken to move forward which made Johnson available for Green to steal, and he did. “She’s remarkably talented. I’m looking forward to seeing what she can do in the future,” Green said.
“This Kentucky native is proud to say she cannot wait to share her god-given talent with the world. She is honored to have such wonderful opportunities come her way and at such a young age. Through belting out ballads and rocking out each and every show, Olivia has what it takes to entertain all ages. Olivia knows it is her fans who keep her going and seeing a smile on one persons face, makes every show worthwhile. It is important to her that everyone is having as much fun as she is,” according to Henken’s website.
The chemistry was not as rich, but Team Christina contestants Henken and Johnson still made impressions on The Band Perry’s “DONE.” Henken emerged as a true star; the good-looking country blonde topped off her killer combination of personality, presence and energy with a very competent vocal performance.
She might have been less commanding, and the battle’s clear loser, but Johnson was far from a slouch. Her gritty vocals shined throughout the song, so much so that coach Green opted to steal her the show-closing moment.