She looks lovely, and doesn't have her hair styled like Adele for a change. Instead it's down and long and very beautiful. That does not make up for the fact that they have her on a smokey stage in the middle of a giant pink neon heart, like she's a three-year-old. Were there no rainbows and ponies available? Or a literal jar for her to stand in that was filled with hearts? Adam keeps his eyes closed the entire time, so he can ignore the look and just focus on her singing. I think she does a good job, but I don't think it will necessarily incite people to pick up the phone and vote for her. And I still prefer Burrito Man's rendition, but that's just me.
Blake thinks that she stepped out on her own and sounded original and it was a breakout performance. Christina tells us that she has personally never sung that that song, but she thinks it sounds hard. She says that she needs to just own who she is and deal with the comparisons, because even Christina had to deal with it (though she shies away from mentioning Brit-Brit by name). Cee Lo says he often gets confused for Brad Pitt. He also says that her voice was flawless, but there was some "wilt" because of her emotional connection. Adam is just pleased as punch. He admits that she wasn't one of his favorites from his team at the outset, but he thinks she's evolved so much, and says that it was flawless.
For some reason the show goes black and white for a Team Cee Lo performance of "Dancing in the Streets." Carson even dons appropriate '50s attire for his chance to introduce them, and Cee Lo is inside a giant TV with Cheesa and Juliet. It's very... Cee Lo, and he's wearing a wig that makes him look like a short, fat NeNe Leakes. The music is forgettable and on a scale of Muppets to tacky feathers, this one overall falls short.
Mathai is talking to Adam (in the weird room with all the electric guitars that must be near some kind of rehearsal space) and she's performing "I'm Like a Bird." They practice on the stage, and he insists on talking to her in the microphone even though he's three feet away from her... did he get that from Christina? It's entirely unnecessary. Mathai is worried it won't be perfect, and that she'll sound too much like Nelly Furtado, even though their voices are very different.