Scituate resident and "The Voice" contestant Caitlin Michele Ford is safe again this week, if only barely, after being scooped up by a judge after the taped battle round on the NBC singing show Tuesday.
Ford lost the battle to Adam Levine teammate Melanie Martinez, both singing Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” in an alternating duet.
Although Ford was on her way out, under the new rules of the competition, both Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton offered to “steal” her for their own teams.
"I wasn’t shocked, in the sense I knew Melanie wasn’t going to go home," Ford said. "I was hoping I would stay as well and one of us would get stolen…I felt like I wasn’t going home yet."
Ford went with Green, again bypassing Shelton, who vied for her in the first round of the competition.
"I feel bad, he must think, 'She hates me,' but I didn’t know who I was going to pick. I really had to think about it," Ford said. "But before our battles, we were told, 'Imagine you’re getting stolen…think about who is on that team and people you would go up against.'
"And the real reason I didn’t pick Blake was because there aren’t many girls on Cee Lo’s team. But on Blake’s team there is direct competition...we’ll be pitted against each other before we’re pitted against guys."
Ford will move on to another battle round next week with other cast mates as they battle it out next week on Monday and Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC. The live rounds start in November.
In the meantime, the 20-year-old Scituate native will continue her routine at Berklee College of Music, where she is a freshman.