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'Voice' battle ends in romance

Updated at 4:22 p.m. PT

The singing showdowns on “The Voice” often end in surprise, but those jaw-droppers are usually about which vocalist wins the round. Not so on Tuesday night.

When Cee Lo Green pitted protégés Curtis Grimes and Emily Valentine against each other, Grimes was the easy winner. The shock came when the country crooner and his heavily tattooed counterpart shared a passionate post-performance kiss.

“Is there more behind that?” host Carson Daly asked the pair.

Grimes said, “Maybe." Valentine remained equally evasive with her “We’ll see.”

Meanwhile judge Blake Shelton cracked, “Cee Lo probably told ya’ll he wanted you to ‘duet’ not ‘do it.’”

Actually, Green seemed to play an unwitting cupid for the partners before their act, as he encouraged them to “reenact” the love and loss behind Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now.” The duo handled the love part well enough. What about the loss? Valentine likely knows all about that now that she's been eliminated.

"When you're a sexy lady, you think you would have an edge," Valentine told reporters during a conference call on Wednesday. "I was banking on that, but I guess I was wrong."

That elimination wasn't the only thing Valentine was willing to chat about. "We choreographed (the kiss) all night long!" the singer told our pals at Us Weekly.

So there you have it!

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