After the commercial break, Team Cee Lo takes the stage. First up are Tori and Taylor Thompson, performing a song by The Andrews Sisters in matching patriotic outfits, because it is Flag Day. Which is why we all had the day off from work. The girls get their jazz hands out and burst onto the stage with an act straight out of the USO. Even Cee Lo doesn't look impressed with their weird derivative performance, although to be fair he said that they had to nail it to stand out. It's just so kitschy as they sing about the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy From Company B with the horns blaring and the soldier boys in khakis. It's more like a fun Fourth of July party trick than a gauntlet being thrown down. Well at least they have another song for the state fair circuit. When the song ends, Carson rushes the stage, because he is more excited about the fact that it is FLAG DAY than he has been about anything else on the show to date.
Adam claims he thought it was great, but he has to say that, because he encouraged Cee Lo to pick the song, which was obvious sabotage. Blake Shelton just wants to talk about the girls' itty bitty dresses and he salutes Cee Lo for selecting them. Christina makes sure to bring it all back to her and asks if the girls stole their look from her "Candyman" video. The one where she comes through the mirror and slaughters people after they say her name three times? I don't see the similarity. Cee Lo thought the duo were fantastic, or at least, fun to play puppetmaster with for an hour.
First up for Team Adam is Casey Weston who will be performing "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" by KT Tunstall. Some day I will get a medal for my ability to Google this stuff so quickly. During the behind-the-scenes practice sessions, Adam is encouraging Casey to perform really energetically and she is fighting back because she is more of a slow ballady type girl and he is trying to make her be Taylor Swift. He nods, yes, yes he is. So when Casey comes on stage she is fully coiffed like little Taylor. Her performance is accompanied by two women singing back-up in matching leather pants and sparkly shirts, and three men playing drums on upside down plastic buckets. Casey accompanies herself on guitar and gets in touch with her inner Tay Tay while she sings. Carson seems impressed by the performance, like he didn't think she had it in her. Blake tells her that he is about to download her song from iTunes and, thus, vote for her. Christina thought she has a beautiful voice, but may have been overpowered by her back-up singers and her guitar. Also, by Cee Lo's super sparkly jacket. Adam clenches his jaw and looks pissed while Christina is talking. Cee Lo thought she was pretty good, but nothing compared to what he has coming up from his team. Adam punches him in the gut and tells Casey she was wonderful. In fact, she "nailed it."