It is already 25 minutes in, and now we're going to squeeze in six performances? Do they get to do two bars of a song? How exactly is this going to work? If this show starts running over Idol style because of Christina hemming and hawing, there's going to be hell to pay.
First up for the Somebody Save Me round, is Naia. She's doing "If I Were a Boy," with a reggae flare. Even though it is a little quiet and subdued, this is what she should have done last night. Her little brother is in the audience with a tear-stained face. Blake says she did a great job but he wanted something non-reggae, but she said they wouldn't let her change.
Next up is Charlotte Sometimes, doing the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris," and I think she messes up a lyric, but since she's obviously going home tonight I'm not going to rewind in order to be nitpicky. She puts on her angry voice halfway through the song, which doesn't really seem to fit the theme of this tune, but again, she's going to be working at Denny's next week, so it's hard to kick her when she's going to be so clearly down. I'll make sure I tip her well when I drunk-stumble in to get a Moon Over My Hammy in the middle of Jersey.
Jordis is doing "Wild Horses," which should be a slam-dunk for her. The Stones are completely within her wheelhouse. She's got that desperate near-breakdown thing going on. That seems to work in her favor. She's very emotional when Carson comes to comfort her.
Carson asks Christina who she'd save, and she non-answers for a while, until Carson prods her for a name. She eventually goes with Jordis. Cee Lo and Adam both easily go with Jordis with no rambling. See Christina, it isn't that hard. I just know she's going to run over with these live shows and I'm going to have to break that platter hat over her heard. Blake says he loves all of them, but he goes with Jordis as she did the best of the night. I'm sorry Naia, I loved you and I'll totally throw some cash in your hat on the beach. Blake hops up on stage to tell his two losers how much he really cares about both of them, and doles out hugs.
It's Team Christina's turn to impress their mentor in the Somebody Save Me round, Ashley de la Rosa starts screaming "Paris (Ooh La La)." I like the song, but not all the cutesy eye-rolling and winking she's doing as part of her performance. It makes her come across very young, and like she should be on a Disney Channel show. Maybe that will appeal to Christina's roots.