Christina likes that she made it her own and the choices she took with it. She calls it loungy (which is fair) and wants to see more from her. Blake phones in a "you drew me in" response. Carson speeds us along and checks in with Adam, who says that Mathai has an amazing way about her and was glad that the music was nice and quite behind her unique voice.
Tony Vincent is finally here, looking like the sweet freak he is. Cee Lo asks him about the family (his wife just had a baby) before generically discussing his song choice, "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Tears for Fears. The stage dresses Tony Vincent has some kind of host of a haunted game show for giants. His voice is lovely. All I can hear is Broadway when he gets into the performance, which is something that some people (including Angel Cohn) like, but I generally hate Broadway intonations so this doesn't blow me away. Still, it's pretty and he's obviously a contender.
Blake says it was good, but that he doesn't know how to feel about the "thing" the "evil, Hellish" performance, which is hilarious. Xtina makes fun of Blake for being afraid of production value and says Tony was restricted by the song. Carson is going to shit his pants if these judges take any longer. Cee Lo believes Tony is a lover and an appreciator of art, something we can all use a little more of. Carson pushes him off the stage as his head explodes in stress.
Team Adam's Karla Davis is up. She used to sing at coffee shops and now she's singing in televised national competitions sponsored by coffee chains! She's singing "Airplanes" by B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams. I do not feel confident that there are actual words coming out of her mouth, just odd little whispers. Is her mic on? When she actually projects her voice it sounds cool, but this is obviously not a performance by a show winner.
Christina, reading her notes, says she was surprised and then fakely adds she was a "big surprise" without ever saying it was actually well done when she, you know, didn't weirdly whisper. Blake said she did as good as she could do with the song while Adam screams DON'T over and over again. Adam says he understands what Blake's saying, but then says something about Karla "being in the pocket," whatever that means. He then tries to downplay the weird performance, but trips over his words and there is now steam shooting out of Carson's ears and his voice is simply just a loud whistle.