Previously: This show aired in the plum post-Super Bowl timeslot, because nothing says drunk post-football haze like a strangely Snooki-looking Christina Aguilera.
Oh crap, they are just diving right in with the crazy tonight. The four judges are doing a Prince medley. For some reason, this requires Cee Lo to wear red sparkly footie pajamas; Adam to wear skinny jeans and the tightest tank top he could find; Blake to look remarkably like a guy reluctantly doing karaoke somewhere in the Midwest; and Christina to put on an ill-fitting leather corset and a put a porcupine on her head. They do about ten seconds each of "1999," "Little Red Corvette," "I Wanna Be Your Lover" and "Kiss." Not sure what is wrong with me, but the "Kiss" section that gets real country with Blake doing the lead is the best, though Christina tries to make it all about her ... naturally. The best part of these group sings is everyone trying to out-star each other and Christina trying to do runs, while Adam's attempting to be all rock star cool, Cee Lo's doing his best to be freaky without moving his body too much and Blake's M.O. is to not embarrass himself.
Carson is beside himself excited for having witnessed such a landmark event, and when we finally get back to the judging, it seems that they coaches have returned to their clothing from the previous episode, thanks to the magic of TV editing.
First up are a duo who go by the name of The Line. It's comprised of a Hailey and Leland who met when he hit on her at a bar. They say that most people think they are in a relationship, but he says they have a brother and sister vibe, she says they are more like an old married couple. It's like a younger, more wholesome, less talented version of The White Stripes.
They sing "American Girl." Blake turns around before Hailey even comes in, and he's gobsmacked to see two people. Eventually all four judges spin their chairs around. Cee Lo's first question is if they are a couple, and subsequent comments about their sexual chemistry ensue. Christina tries to throw Blake under the bus by saying he sent a duo home. Blake tries to use his wife to win over the country twanged singers. After much discussion, they decide to go with Christina. Adam swears, and Christina starts doing a victory dance. I am still concerned she's going to fall out of her dress.