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Blake still doesn't get the stage production and thinks that Jamar is too good to have "all that crap" going on around him. Cee Lo stands by his singer, though, citing the audience's support for him. "Do you feel that energy? Isn't that positive? Don't you feel like a winner?" he asks the younger artist.
Adam breaks in and adds that Jamar's performance proves that he embodies what the show is about with what he just did.
Christina appreciates Pip's vocal ability, but thinks that it came off as trying too hard. She also worries that he had trouble carrying the band but thinks that it got better as time went on. However, Adam says that it was an "interesting choice" and shows another side of him, which was surprising. He does agree with Christina slightly and says that he wanted to trust him less and see Pip break loose.
Blake says the same thing he said before - it was as good as it could be for that song. Adam, however, comments that Blake bought "a one-way ticket to bonertown". Great. Christina loves theatrics and appreciates Cee Lo's decision but says that while she's on stage, she should "try to bring it" and could have done more to impress.
Cee Lo actually agrees, admitting that it was a difficult track for anyone and commending her for what she was able to accomplish.
Adam insists that Karla was "in the pocket" where she needed to be for such a difficult track. However, he claims that there's a "huge problem" with an artist finding the sweet spot in the track live on stage in comparison to during rehearsals.
Cee Lo agrees with Christina about the restriction and apologises for doing so. However, he believes that Tony appreciates art, expression and originality and did a great job of portraying that message.
Adam thinks that she's "magical" on stage and that's what he responds to. He also defends his decision to make the song a bit quieter so that the audience can hear her true voice - which he feels is one of the most unique in the competition - and couldn't be happier with what he just witnessed. That makes two of us!
She sounds so good! I sorta wish she wasn't smiling while singing, but I can't even fault her because her voice is so amazing. Yeah, I would buy an album of this. I have no doubt she'll sail right through to the next round. Definitely my favourite performance of the night, and totally the right song for her.
Oh, it's over. Great. Oh, and guess what? She gets a standing ovation not just from Cee Lo, but from Christina. Adam is wowed, saying that it "p*sses [him] right off" cos he really wanted Juliet on his own team and regrets not getting her. He calls her performance the best he's seen so far, as much as he hates having to admit it. Juliet feigns shock and humility.
Christina was "so into it", once again pulling out the "dope" card when describing Juliet's voice. She seconds everything that Adam said. Blake is glad that he finally got the chance to hear her voice singing, calling it "so good". Really constructive, Blake. Meanwhile, Cee Lo himself has little to say besides, "Wow, baby. Just wow."
Cee Lo thinks it was "so [him]" and loves how cool, calm and collected James seemed during the performance. He also offers his only constructive criticism: that James pays a little too much attention to the ladies in the crowd.
The performance itself is okay. A little overdone, but I've heard worse. That's really all I have to say about it.
Adam would be remiss if he didn't mention the few problems with Kim's performance. Since Adele is a "freak", he doesn't disagree with what the other coaches have said, but he thinks that she did a fantastic job and should not feel discouraged that it wasn't perfect. So... basically he hated it, too.
Kim is a great singer, but I can't imagine buying an album of her music. Singing Adele is always bad news for anyone - no matter who they are - because not even the best singer is anything like Adele. This comes off as Vegas karaoke and not in a good way. Meh.
The track is one of Adam's favourites and is proud to see how well Tony worked around his struggles with the falsetto. He also believes that the original is almost impossible to beat but loves that he rose to the challenge and filled the room with feeling.
To be honest, I actually really like this performance. He's doing a great job with the track and I think it's really perfect for his voice. I didn't even care much for this guy previous to this performance, but I'd vote for this. I mean, if I actually could be bothered to pick up the phone and vote at all, that is.
Anyway, it's Tony Lucca's turn. My, how far we've come since The Mickey Mouse Club.
Cee Lo applauds her for her effort, saying it was "wonderful" and that she did a great job. He adds that disco is an era that allows for a fusion of tempo, energy and powerhouse vocals, deeming it "successful".
Once she gets on stage, I have to say that I think the song choice is pretty terrible. It's hard to make such a blatantly '70s track modern. She sings it well enough, but it comes off as just a bit cheesy and probably won't get her too many votes, sorry to say.
However, Adam thinks that while it's a song that's "tough to beat", Katrina was able to bring a lot of theatrical elements to the performance. He says that he is very happy with her as she listened to him and "killed it" - even though she may have gone a little far in the direction of being "no frills" with her vocals.
I love that despite Adam's Adele comparisons, they manage to dress her... exactly like Adele for the actual performance, complete with sweeping hairdo (with extensions) and long dress. Her voice is very much her own, at least. I don't know that the song was the right one for her, but I do really like Katrina and hope she sticks around.