The blind auditions of are officially over, and now the coaches are the ones feeling the stress of the competition. Monday night's episode of the NBC reality show marked the beginning of the Battle Rounds, where pros Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hudson, and Adam Levine are forced to choose which of their talented team members they want to keep, and who they are willing to let go.
Kelly Clarkson was up first, and she did not have it easy. The second-year coach had to pick between stand-out performers SandyRedd and Cody Ray after they put on an impressive duet of "Cry to Me" by Solomon Burke. All of the coaches gave both contestants rave reviews, including Clarkson—but she could only choose one of them to stay on her team. While she struggled to make her decision, Clarkson admitted to the most relatable habit ever: snacking.
"This is stressful. I need food," she said. "This is how I handle my emotions."
Celebrities: They're just like us! But really, we have all been there, and fans were quick to empathize with the anxious star.
Clarkson made headlines earlier this year for her near 40-pound weight loss (which she credits to ), but she has a long history of promoting body positivity. Hearing comments like these about food from the singer just make us love her that much more.
Ultimately, the stressed out coach chose to keep contestant Cody Ray on her team. While some fans were not happy with her decision, there's still one thing we can all agree on: Kelly Clarkson is our spirit animal.