"I felt like Adam's and Blake's names were all over this performance," Christina said, with a hint of her Latina heritage coming through in the words "all over." Suzanna likes what both of them said, but wisely chooses Blake over Adam. She'll be singing against some country person, but if she loses that maybe someone will steal her away ooh hooohooooooooooo.
Next, Blake picks up a 16-year old rocker named Michaela Paige and some guy named Ryan Jjirovec for his team. Neither of them are country singers, so Blake is showing some promise in rounding out his team.
You may have blocked the next contestant out of your memory from Season 2, but New New Kid on the Block Dez Duron is back to douche it up a second time. He has not changed his hair or his shirt, but here's hoping he doesn't sing a Backstreet Boys song again. Dez tells us in his intro package, basically, that he learned nothing and was pretty sure all the coaches liked him. He's still glad he left school and moved to California. Maybe he'll be on some new version of The Hills someday.
Oh hell no. I already disliked this kid, but when I hear him singing a Hall and Oates song, I want to push him into a volcano. No one ruins Hall and Oates. He gives it that boy band twist that doesn't fly on X Factor and Blake turns around. Blake uses reverse psychology on Christina and gets her to push her button, and then Cee Lo pushes his, too. No one can believe what is happening.
Christina and Dez flirt a little, proving that Dez knows he's good looking. I still loathe him and think he's a douche, no matter how much those eyes sparkle. Blake compares Dez to A.C. Slater, which was only a vote of confidence for me.
"I'm pretty sure all three of them want to date you so that's cool," Adam "King Douche" Levine says, his chair unlit. Dez chose Christina, Adam remains unimpressed.
The next singer, VJ, has no last name, no sad story, and a job teaching music so he will either be good, or terrible. VJ loves Cee Lo so much that he is singing "Forget You." He is a show choir kid through and through. He sings nervously, gently, and weakly. Cee Lo shakes his head. I mean, even VJ's family seemed nonplussed. No buttons were pushed. Blake notes that it was quite possibly the worst song for his voice. Christina says it was missing the spank.
Cee Lo applauds his taste in music, then waddles up onto the stage and we are treated to an impromptu Cee Lo concert. Cee Lo is so great, and then he passes the mic back to VJ, whose Make a Wish is fulfilled. He forgets about being rejected on the show, and goes home a winner.