While Ortiz continued to deliver her powerhouse audition, Gwen Stefani quietly praised the contestant to Shelton, lamenting that Ortiz "deserves to be on" the show.
Shelton listened to Stefani's advice, smacking his button and turning his chair right as the song ended, effectively locking out Stefani, Adam Levine and Alicia Keys and securing the singer a place on Team Blake.
The somewhat sneaky move made a few of his fellow coaches cry foul, accusing Shelton of "cheating."
"That was the dirtiest thing I've ever seen," Levine yelled, standing in front of his chair as Shelton just smiled and gave Ortiz a hug.
"What happened back here is we were all going, 'Is that as good as we think it is?' And I'm like, 'No, that's no good,'" Shelton said, detailing his strategy. "And then [Stefani] looked over to say something to Adam and I [tapped my button]."
"You're sleepin' on the couch tonight," Levine taunted as Stefani and Shelton laughed.