Please meet Joshua Paul Hand. When he says "hand" he points at his hand, yet when he says he is from West Palm Beach, Florida, he does not point at his palm. Joshua Paul, I am disappointed. He is 29 years old and still brings his parents with him to the competition, which is kind of surprising, considering his mad skills with charades. Josh comes out and starts performing a song that I don't recognize called "Paparazzi." Oh wait, is that Lady Gaga? I'm going to say YES and await your irate e-mails in the morning. As he plays, his parents stand backstage with a giant papier mache HAND to really bring home the message that his last name is also a body part. He plays his song, accompanying himself on his guitar. Sadly, no one turns around. Cee Lo tells him that he should either bring it (I assume he doesn't mean a papier mache hand) or not play at all. Josh trudges backstage and his dad hugs him and says, "Daggummit." Which is ADORABLE. And his mom pats him on the back. Not with the giant hand, daggummit.
Following in Josh's normal-sized footprints is 16-year-old Raquel Castro. She claims people mistake her for a 12-year old, but I was actually going to guess she was 38. She performs "Bleeding Love" to the backs of the judges' chairs. Blake wants Adam to pick her, but Adam wants Blake to pick her. After a good high note, Christina picks her. Backstage, her mom freaks out because Christina Aguilera knowing that Raquel exists is a dream come true for her daughter. Is this a prom queen in the making? Adam immediately realizes that the girl is 16, but probably because he had to take court-mandated "Is She Legal?" training classes and is now a pro in screening out jailbait. Cee Lo doesn't have much to say, and neither does Blake, but the girl is just thrilled to be on Christina's team, and Christina is delighted to have an itty-bitty little teenager on her team. There is something vaguely ominous about how Christina says it, though, and it kind of sounds like The Evil Queen plotting the demise of Snow White.