Kenosha’s Betsy Ade was in Monday night’s first “cross battle” on NBC’s “The Voice,” going up against Kim Cherry from Blake Shelton’s team.
It was a battle Kelly Clarkson deemed “the rapper (Cherry) against the rocker (Ade).”
After Shelton picked Cherry for the first performance of this live episode, he directed Clarkson to choose someone from her team.
Clarkson tapped Ade, who sang “You Oughta Know” after Cherry finished her performance of “Poison.”
Ade — dressed in black with a shimmering silver top — rocked the stage, performing Alanis Morissette’s hit.
“Nice work, ladies, live on national television,” said host Carson Daly, calling this “a battle of the ’90s.”
Shelton praised Cherry, from his team, as did Clarkson, who said, “Betsy, I’m obsessed with you. You’re all in it — you’re sexy ... you took your jacket off. Vote for Betsy!”
Adam Levine also liked “the way you took your jacket off, Betsy,” saying it’s difficult to do that while you’re singing. He voted for Ade, saying, “Betsy, you really, really killed it.”
John Legend — who had first picked Ade for his team during the blind auditions — said “there could be a steal in their future” if one of these singers didn’t make it.
Voting started at the end of the show Monday night, ending at 6 a.m. this morning. The results will be broadcast tonight at 7 on NBC. The winner of the cross battle stays on the show; the loser goes home, unless a judge calls a “save.”