Mara Justine delivered a knockout performance on NBC's The Voice Monday night, but it wasn't enough for John Legend.

Mara, the 21-year-old Galloway native, wowed with the '70s ballad "Without You" in the knockout round, making for a tough decision for Coach John Legend who had to decide between her and team members Kaylee Shimizu and Caleb Sasser.

Legend ultimately chose Shimizu, who delivered a powerful version of Aretha Franklin's "Ain't No Way". Legend dubbed her as “one of the most gifted vocalists I’ve ever been around...She’s 17 years old; she can do so many amazing things with her voice — she has to stay on the show.”

Even though he picked Shimizu as the winner, Legend also had praise for Justine. "That was so good, I think it’s the best performance you’ve done on the show so far,” he admitted. “…You really do feel like you have a point of view as an Artist, and it’s very compelling.”

Legend's choice led to a double steal, as Justine's Knockout performance impressed both Niall Horan and Gwen Stefani enough to attempt to use their Steals. Of course, she can only pick one team to join.

And that's how things were left leading up to Tuesday night's cliffhanger decision by Mara about which team she will choose.

Both judges gave their best arguments for being the right team for Mara Justine to land.

“It doesn’t matter what song you sing; it sounds like it could be your song that you wrote. You feel like a real, true Artist,” Stefani told Justine while Horan confessed that he’d “always been a huge fan” of her “emotive" stage presence.

As we wait to see tonight which team Mara chooses, there's no question that she has the experience and the skills to still win the show.

She is competing in her third network TV singing competition after appearing on NBC's America's Got Talent in 2014 and advanced to the top 14 on Fox-TV's American Idol in 2018.

"The Voice" airs again tonight at 8 pm on NBC.

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