First, Jesse J performs her hit single , Domino, accompanied by Team Christina.
Carson asks Adam for his thoughts. Adam thinks this part of the process is unnatural and strange, and thinks his team members have a career no matter what happens. On to the Top 3.
In no particular order, the Top 3 from Team Adam are: Mathai, Tony Lucca, and Pip. I wonder if Xtina’s “honesty” last night swayed the sympathy vote in Tony’s direction. I’m glad to see Pip make it. (I called Mathai, but was unsure about Pip).
Kim, Karla and Katrina will sing for the save. What…the voters didn’t like “K” names? Based on past performances, my money is on Katrina or Kim.
Carson asks Cee Lo for his thoughts. Cee Lo says this is very difficult, and hopes that he did right by his people. He also thinks they all have great futures ahead of them. On to the Top 3.
Tony, Cheesa and Erin will sing for the save. My money is on Tony.
Kim Yarbrough is up first singing Spotlight. Unfortunately, I instantly notice the sweat trickling down her neck, but she seems comfortable. Too comfortable? I do love her voice. Adam smiled throughout her song.
Karla Davis sang I Can’t Make You Love Me. No, Karla…you can’t. And I don’t. Adam listened with his eyes closed. The better to hear her pitchiness?
Katrina Parker sang Don’t Speak. Great song choice, and she had an emotional connection. Adam listened with his eyes closed again, but applauded at the end.
Carson polled the other coaches. Blake thought that Karla and Katrina had brought a sense of urgency, while Kim just came out and performed. He went with Katrina. Xtina said this was a sucky position to be in, and also echoed the sentiment about the sense of urgency from Karla and Katrina. She went with Katrina. Cee Lo thought they all did great jobs under the circumstances, but chose Katrina. Adam explained that this is a really tough show to win, and that they all should be happy to have made it to this point. He made the right decision for the show: Katrina. Good choice. (I thought she would have been in the Top 3). Karla and Kim thanked everyone involved.
Tony Vincent sang Sweet Dreams Are Made of This. His theatricality made this especially creepy and sinister. Is this the vibe he really means to project?
Cheesa sang All By Myself. I hate that song. I have to hand it to her, though…not only did she hit a surprising power note, she ended on one, too. Good job!
Erin Martin sang Your Song. NO! NO! NO! She ruined a classic ballad! Dogs were howling across the land. Seriously, Erin, you have to hit the notes, dear. If I didn’t know the song by heart, I would never have understood the words. Or recognized the melody. Elton John and Bernie Taupin are cringing somewhere.
Carson polled the coaches. Adam started out by stating that he was really pi$$ed. He wondered why it took so long for them all to sing as if it were their last chance. He said the effort came a little too late. He chose Cheesa. Blake said he was reminded of why he liked Cheesa, and admitted that Tony won him over for the first time. He chose Cheesa. Adam interjected that going forward, everyone has to approach each performance as if it’s their last chance. Xtina said that they had more of a connection when they got to choose their own songs, like in the Blind Audition. She said that Tony is an original (even though she had to make sure his name was, indeed, Tony), but that Cheesa’s note hit it out of the park. She chose Cheesa. Cee Lo said that everyone’s emotional involvement took from his time to be critical and compassionate, aka, the show was running out of time. He loves Erin, and she makes him smile and happy, he loves Cheesa like a brother, and Tony humbles him. His mind says Tony, but his heart says Cheesa.
No time for final words, as Cheesa and Katrina move on. Next week: Live Quarter Finals begin! Will they all bring it as if it’s their last chance?