The stage is white, he's in a white suit jacket and there are string players dressed in long white flowy gowns. It's all very heavenly. Including his very smooth vocals. It's maybe not the most energetic performance, but he can definitely sing, and hits that key change and falsetto so effortlessly. I would really like to watch him and Joshua Ledet have some sort of gospel belt off. He's practically bouncing out of his skin by the time it is over.
Cindy Crawford is there, and we see her enthusiastic reaction before we get to see his family, for some reason. Christina says he shined like a superstar, Cee Lo thinks it was a perfect song choice and had good staging and Adam has nothing left to say because the other judges already doled out all the compliments. Blake says that his heart is in his throat, and he feels like he really heard the song for the first time tonight. (Given Blake's lack of musical knowledge, this may not be far from the truth.) He says that he has learned a lot about performing from Jermaine. It's all very kind.
Carson teases that Juliet Simms, who is a brunette again, has a special surprise for her coach. Is it her hair?
Jermaine cries backstage to Christina Milian. I'd cry if I had to talk to her, too.
Carson says that unbeknownst to the judges, the finalists will be performing one of their coaches songs, as a tribute to them. So Juliet's up first doing Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy." It's OK, but for some reason she kind of looks like Ashlee Simpson tonight, and I'm having a hard time getting past that. At least she's not lipsyncing. If she were, maybe the beginning would have more energy. I'm not sure her dress could be any shorter. I'm sure coach Cee Lo appreciates that, if not the song. She thanks him for turning his chair around, and for guiding her.
Time for the first duet and it is Christina and Chris Mann. They are doing "The Prayer," by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion. I guess we'll find out now just how sick Christina really is. She's nervous, and in rehearsal he's really directing her... which makes him seem like an annoying control freak.
Of course the stage looks like they are in a church with faux stained glass everywhere. This song is boring as shit. Then again, I only really can deal with Celine if a giant boat is sinking into the ocean. But, to my untrained ear, Christina sounds fine, and not at all like she has a cold. Her biggest challenge seems to be keeping her boobs in her very revealing golden dress. I hope the censors were on standby with the pixelating machine.