The next contestant is Amanda Brown, who grew up listening to gospel and then discovered Radiohead. She has sung background for many artists, including Adele. That's pretty good, and a backup singer won last season. Amanda starts singing "Valerie," and Christina gives it a judging look.
I have had just about enough of Christina's looks. She's really coming off high and mighty this season, and relatively un-invested, and she should just pretend like the rest of the coaches. Doesn't she know their families are watching? Can't she swallow her pride enough to admit that other singers are good, too? Her face-pulling, and that damn fan. I've had enough of both of them. I can't wait for them to change outfits so I don't have to see that fan anymore, and so I can stop trying to figure out how her boobs work. Britney is a better judge, in my opinion that nobody asked for.
Amanda's performance goes on for too long without any button pushes, but finally Cee Lo turns around for her at the last moment. The coaches chastise her for saving her best moments for the end, because apparently they can't push their buttons in the last 10 seconds? Whatever, guys. Whatever. At least we got to see a Tweet from Cee Lo's bird. Please imagine that said with the pissed off Muppet face. You know the one.
Whoa, look at this fabulous lady performing next. She's been gigging for decades, first in LA, then on cruise ships, and then she became a school bus driver. I think I would have enjoyed having a bus driver with a great singing voice, but then again, who's to say I didn't? I wasn't going to karaoke bars back then, nor did we have reality TV to expose everyone's secret talents, dreams, and lack of self-awareness.
Carson tells her she's "the most experienced," and before he can ask her if she thinks she should just give up like the world wants her to and go hide away behind the latest issue of Cat Fancy, she makes her own joke. So, screw you Carson, let's get on with this performance from school vehicle driver Yolanda Barber. I had an inkling that she was going to crush it, and she did. That right there is a woman singing that song. A professional. But no one pushes their button.