Chris Trousdale is a former boy band member, from "Dream Street" with Jesse McCartney. Hahaha. Now he's a waiter and he's all butt-hurt about it because no one expected Chris Trousdale of Dream Street to be serving them sushi during their lunch break, especially not Chris Trousdale from Dream Street. At this exact moment, my friend texted me, "Are you watching The Voice? Ewwww. Wtf -- Chris Trousdale." My thoughts exactly.
His pitch was shaky, and he spent too much time moonwalking his affected scarf off instead of worrying about the way he sounded for the people who couldn't see him. Dream Street OUT. Christina starts saying that it sounded like he performed the song well, and then Chris Trousdale of Dream Street did some seawalking and Adam suggests that Blake try it, and the whole thing devolves from there.
After Chris Trousdale, we're treated to a montage of the no-button auditions like that guy who was only OK performing "Everybody Talks," and a soulless rendition of "Mercy." The judges are getting pickier; after all, some of them only have twelve spots left. They can't go to just any twelve people.
Uh, what? This guy is calling himself Nelly's Echo? I hear that he's from Nigeria and had to flee the country, and that is touching/sad/however I'm supposed to feel, but can we re-visit the fact that his artist name is Nelly's Echo? Because Nelly is almost his name and the Echo is the appreciation of his own music? Only Carson Daly, humanoid, thought it was profound.
Nelly's Echo is playing "Ain't No Sunshine" with his guitar. It's a very hip rendition, if I do say so myself. Christina agreed, turning around with her fan out. I want to snatch that fan out of her hand and return it to whatever costume store she got it from. Stop trying to make the fan happen, Christina -- it's not going to happen. Adam also turned around for Nelly's Echo. They ask him about fleeing from Nigeria (being forced to come to America doesn't make sense to Christina, judging by the look on her face). Nelly's Echo tells them that he's living The American Dream, and that dream includes The Voice. This appeases them greatly.
Nelly's Echo will be on Team Christina because she turned around first. I actually don't think he has any idea who Christina Aguilera is, because he was too busy fleeing from Nigeria to hear of Genies in Bottles. He just pointed to her and said, "I'm going with you because you turned your chair around first, so ..."