Carson then turns to Adam, because he is next. But first, a refresher: Casey Weston sang a KT Tunstall song with lots of energy, Devon Barley sucked the life out of the song and tanked, Jeff Jenkins sang some chick song for his dead mom and everyone loved it, then Javier Colon sang that song about maimed animals and brought the house down. So who is it going to be America? Dead moms or dead animals? Dead animals, FTW! Super obvious, but well deserved win. He acts humble and surprised, so look for him to break out into acting some time soon.
Carson asks Adam who is joining Javier in the semifinals. Adam asks Carson if he can get rid of him and the audience cheers wildly and Carson glowers at Adam but ever the professional simply replies oh that he would, but it is simply not possible. Adam reminds Jeff that he is jealous of his voice, gives Devon the Most Improved Award, and reminds Casey that she was sloppy seconds. The music is swelling up as Adam rambles on and on and on trying to make a decision. Adam tells Jeff that he was planning on picking him, but... well, something happened and he is picking Casey. Is "something" what the kids are calling it these days? Adam and Casey have a big old hug while Jeff goes to talk to Jesus and his mom about what a dick Adam is.
As the semifinalists prepare to sing for their supper, I realized that this is the longest that Christina Aguilera has gone without either being on camera or talking on this show. Did she get scolded by the producers (as if, if anyone scolded her it was, like Steven Spielberg or St. Peter or Martha Stewart... I don't know. Who the heck would be bold enough to scold Christina?) for talking all through Adam and Cee Lo's judging last week? Anyway, she sits quietly by as Blake tries to pretend that Xenia is anywhere at the same level as teammate Dia Frampton, let alone stands a chance next to Javier or Nakia or Frenchie. Blake claims that he is emotionally attached to the two girls and he wasn't prepared for that at all and if he knew this was going to be emotionally taxing, he would have asked for more money up front.