Tacoma singer Stephanie Anne Johnson was saved again Tuesday night on "The Voice" - this time by her original coach, Christina Aguilera.
Johnson now advances to the live performances of the NBC reality show, which begin Monday.
"I will never stop singing. I will do it until I die, " Johnson told the coaches after pop star CeeLo Green let her go during the knockout round, a head-to-head competition with another singer. But before she could finish, Aguilera hit the red button to "steal" Johnson back from Green.
Aguilera immediately broke out in a chorus of "Reunited."
"I didn't think Christina would pick me a second time. That's got to be worth something, right?" Johnson said after her save.
Green didn't let Johnson go without praise.
"Me and Stephanie, I think, are a perfect match. She's like my sister. I'm impressed with her musical tastes and ambitions. She's more dynamic than I could have ever dreamed. But to move on past the knockout round, I really want to see her embody the song."
Johnson chose her song for Tuesday's show: "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones.
"I want my music to sound like soul food tastes, " Johnson said before her performance.
Armed with her guitar, Johnson delivered a performance that coach Adam Levine of Maroon 5 said "felt unfocused." The coaches universally praised Johnson's competitor, Tamara Chauniece.
"It felt like you were singing through some nerves, " Green told Johnson.
Another Washingtonian - Austin Jenckes of Duvall - also advanced Tuesday night. He's competing on coach Blake Shelton's team.
In the final live performance broadcasts of the competition, viewers vote to save their favorite contestants. The two singers with the lowest number of votes each week will be sent home.
The ultimate winner of "The Voice" will receive a recording contract.
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