‘The Voice’ Battles recap: Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine keep Team Alicia artists [VIDEOS]

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Three out of the 48 artists on "The Voice" were eliminated after the first round of battles Monday night. Twitter/NBCTheVoice

Alicia Keys has let go of her protégé Lauren Diaz and chose to keep the soft-spoken Wé McDonald after “The Voice” battles but Miley Cyrus saved the YouTube sensation from exiting the competition.

Keys chose McDonald over Diaz after the two sang Janis Joplin’s “Maybe” in what could be the most intense showdown on the first round of “The Voice” Battles Monday night.

“I chose Wé because she really has a real individual voice and that is going to take her a long way,” the Grammy Award-winning coach explained.

Nevertheless, Diaz was not eliminated from the talent search after Cyrus stole her to join Team Miley. (Read: ‘The Voice’ update: Team Alicia’s Lauren Diaz goes viral on YouTube, Top 10 trending Blind Auditions [VIDEO])

Meanwhile, Adam Levine stole Jason Warrior from Team Alicia after Keys saved Christian Cuevas instead after their duet on Adele’s “Hello.”

For her part, Keys stole Courtnie Ramirez from Team Miley after Cyrus chose Ali Caldwell. The two were paired up and sang “Hit and Miss” together.

For his part, Levine lost two artists under Team Adam. The veteran coach saved Riley Elmore over Natasha Bure following their “Cry Me A River” duet.

Levine also chose Billy Gilman instead of Andrew DeMuro after their “Man in the Mirror” showdown.

Finally, Blake Shelton kept Sundance Head instead of Dan Shafer following their “Feel Like Makin’ Love” duet.

At the end of Episode 7, the following artists are advancing to the Knock Out rounds:

Team Alicia (3)

Wé McDonald

Christian Cuevas

Courtnie Ramirez (steal)

Team Adam (3)

Riley Elmore

Billy Gilman

Jason Warrior (steal)

Team Miley (2)

Ali Caldwell

Lauren Diaz (steal)

Team Blake (1)

Sundance Head

Eliminated (3)

Natasha Bure

Dan Shafer

Andrew DeMuro

The next round of “The Voice” Battles airs Tuesday night in the US on NBC.

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