Two of the most promising country contestants to grace the stage during The Voice's 10th season were brought together to showcase their incredible talents, but end up being separated following their legendary performance of a country classic.
Justin Whisnant and Mary Sarah were pinned against each other in a country battle round like no other. The two hugely talented performers dazzled all four of the judges with their performance of "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" by country legends Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.
Their song choice comes hot on the heels of Lynn's most recent album debut, Full Circle - which aims to tell the story of her life. When her famed duet with Conway was released back in 1973, it shot straight to the top of the country charts, nailing the No. 1 position and becoming the duo's third chart-topper.
Both Justin and Mary gave the performance their all, but in the end, coach Blake Shelton faced a seemingly impossible decision: who to eliminate from his team.
"I'm really happy and proud of both of you guys, stepping into some big shoes with Conway & Loretta - honoring what they did and also making it your own," Shelton began. "So, thank y'all as a country music junkie."
After praising both artists on their stunning tribute, he ends up stuck in an internal debate for who he will choose as the winner, and by default, who he will eliminate from his own team.
"I'm just gonna have to go with my gut and start thinking about the context of this show and what it requires people to do," he continued with suspense. "The winner of this battle is Mary Sarah."
And with that, the young country hopeful is out of the running in this competition, but we have a feeling this won't be the last we've seen of Mr. Whisnant.
Watch their incredible battle in the video below - you won't want it to end!
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