"I was wrong," Collin's mom says in an interview, "he knew what was best and I think what it taught me is that if you really believe in something, you'll find a way to get it." But no. What if Collin doesn't win? Why does everyone have to chase their dreams and ask themselves whether or not they failed for lack of "wanting it" enough? Can't more people dare to be average, take that desk job and just be that guy who is good at karaoke? Ughhhhhh, moms: they never stick to their guns.
The next contestant didn't speak until the doctor prescribed music. They got a karaoke machine and Joselyn Rivera has been singing, then talking, ever since. She believes in music as therapy, and didn't do anything stupid to pursue her dreams (that we know of) so I like her. Joselyn chose to sing "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson, which I just don't think is a good song to show of anyone's voice. I wish people would stop singing it on singing competitions. After some bitch-faced deliberation, Christina pushes her button, and eventually Blake does, too, because everyone told him to.
After some judge banter, like Blake saying people have quit singing because of Christina, and Christina not realizing Blake pushed his button (meds?), Joselyn chooses Christina. Xtina's "Fighter" plays in celebration. I sort of liked the way that Joselyn kept saying everything, including "thank you," into the handheld microphone, even while Christina was hugging her.
Next up, Benji has always loved music but "always wanted to go as fast as I could," so he got into racing cars? But then one time he raced for pinks against Vin Diesel and lost all his money. I don't care for this guy and his no last name and his love of racing and his over-confidence. No, thank you. You can go on Adam's team.
Adam pushes his button for Benji's rendition of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," and they fed off each other's douchiness for a while until Benji smoker-screamed and Cee Lo got in the game. Benji chose Adam, then went back into the holding room to high five all his bros and talk about which brand of whitening strips is the best.
Then, Cee Lo got Todd Kessler, who sang "Maggie May" and looks a lot like American Idol's Paul MacDonald. Cee Lo also got Ben Taub, who sang "Feeling Good," and Emily Earle, who sang "Ring of Fire" and was just OK. Then we were told we can download full version of tonight's performances on iTunes, but why would we do that. They are auditions. That is weird.