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Salem native Cali Wilson wins as Iowans battle on 'The Voice'

Iowa State student EllieMae eliminated from reality TV singing competition

Iowa contestants on “The Voice,” EllieMae (from left) and Cali Wilson, prepare for their Battle round under the guidance of their team coach, Blake Shelton, and his guest adviser, Darius Rucker. Wilson, who grew up in Salem, won over EllieMae, an Idaho native now studying at Iowa State University in Ames. A quick clip of their duet ran on Tuesday’s episode of the NBC-TV singing contest. (Trae Patton/NBC photo)
Iowa contestants on “The Voice,” EllieMae (from left) and Cali Wilson, prepare for their Battle round under the guidance of their team coach, Blake Shelton, and his guest adviser, Darius Rucker. Wilson, who grew up in Salem, won over EllieMae, an Idaho native now studying at Iowa State University in Ames. A quick clip of their duet ran on Tuesday’s episode of the NBC-TV singing contest. (Trae Patton/NBC photo)

Salem native Cali Wilson won Tuesday night’s Battle round over Iowa State University senior EllieMae on “The Voice.” The elimination round ended Idaho native EllieMae’s journey on the NBC-TV singing competition.

Just a short clip of their duet on Kelsea Ballerini’s hit, “Miss Me More,” aired during the program, along with final comments from their team coach, Blake Shelton.

“Cali has plenty of plenty of attitude and personality,” Shelton said. “You’re a kickboxer — it’s becoming a part of who you are onstage. The winner of this battle is Cali.”

Then rising to give her a hug, he added, “Congratulations, kid.”

“The Voice” airs at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. For more, go to nbc.com/the-voice.

To see the Iowa battle clip, go to nbc.com/the-voice/video/cali-wilson-vs-elliemae-miss-me-more-the-battles/4049448.

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