YouTube sensation JR Aquino is in the top 100 subscribed music channels or something, and he's from Alaska but not Sarah Palin's Alaska. He sings "Just the Way You Are" well enough, and after some strange pop star flirtation, Christina and Adam turn around. But JR is really just an opening act for his mom, who is the main event back in that room. Homegirl is giving herself an aneurysm back there. JR's higher register isn't as good, but who cares. Cee Lo pushes his button at the last note. JR manages to bring up YouTube, and Cee Lo manages to bring up how he struggled with the high notes. Wisely, and because he came to learn, JR goes with Cee Lo.
UGHHH. AN ENTIRE SEGMENT DEDICATED TO CARSON DALY'S STAGED PERSONAL INVITATION VISITS. It's like I committed one of the seven karmic sins, and this is my punishment.
Like Christina, the over-accessorized Agina Alvarez released a Spanish album. Unlike Christina, Agina was soon dropped. Maybe because her name is one letter away from a female body part. Maybe because she dressed like Pocahontas. No one pushes their button, because Agina pushed all four buttons way too hard with her voice. Blake apologizes because she is "so good," but Christina is honest: it was too hard. Also, I would like to add that it sounded like joke singing.
Nicholas David may not sound like a joke, but he sort of dresses like one. He looks funky. He partied too hard and got 300 pounds fat. He met the woman who is now his wife, he lost some weight, and now he's sober and still wearing fat guy clothes. Through all of that, though, Nicholas David got some soul, and he performs a very hip, very mature funk version of "Stand By Me." My only advice to him would be to buy some clothes that fit better, but this is The Voice, not The Thrift Store Look. Cee Lo was the only one to turn around, and was the only one who should have. I like this guy, and I like this team. It did bring out the first acknowledgement of Cee Lo's bird, though, and I am not sure how I feel about that.