Bongos! Creepy irises in the background! This is also really bland though, as far as the non-crazy eye projection part of the performance goes. The crowd is eating it up, but I have to assume they just really like the patches on the elbows of his suit jacket because there is no way anyone is this excited over Lucca's performance -- until the last few notes, that end up actually being pretty good. Why couldn't he belt like that the whole time?
Xtina calls him one-dimensional and wonders if he can be versatile. She keeps her eyes closed nearly the entire time -- or is she looking down? Adam snarks, "That was honest," as if that is a bad thing? He then congratulates him on his falsetto and admits that Peter Gabriel is a very hard artist to out-sing. This is why every contestant should be singing "Call Me Maybe" next season.
Another Team Adam member, belter Kim Yarbrough. She wants to sing Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" and after the intro reel, we hear her voice on stage and here we freaking go, already. This is a powerhouse voice. It's different from Adele's and while it was obviously a safe choice for her, it's got so much soul behind it. Maybe on a different night or in a different timeslot I would be more bored of this, but given the current competition so far tonight, I think she nailed it.
Blake said it got better as it went along, but adds that it was a little sharp at times and too easy for her. Cee Lo says the song was too safe and too current, but that he loves her. Adam says he also loves her, but wants to motivate her to better herself and choose a song that isn't sung by the freakishly amazing Adele. On to the next one.
From Team Cee Lo is babyvoiced James Massone, who will hopefully be wearing matching outfits with his coach again. He's singing "Don't Know Why" by Nora Jones and it sounds pretty good in practice. I'm not initially sold when he comes out on stage wearing an evening varsity letter vest, sitting on a park bench under a street sign that says JAMES LN with the stage covered in leaves, but there's something sweet about this. The song is fine -- not in a way that I can imagine being a hit with mainstream audiences, but he would KILL IT on a Disney cruise ship. He sings with his mouth closed, right up until the end when he finishes the number crouched down in front of a grown man. At least that's what our camera angle made it look like.