It is finally Christina's turn to talk, but she's playing coy and pretends she can't hear Carson's questions. She finally responds to the obligatory "What advice did you give Frenchie and Beverly?" with a breezy, "Oh nothing, they're great. True professionals." So I guess she's in a bad mood? Although her hair looks divine, like a pink's bird's nest that could cradle the egg of a rare bird as it claws back from the brink of extinction. Also, don't yell, but Christina looks skinnier when her hair's up. You can't yell because it's true.
Carson rolls his eyes at her standoffishness and brings out Frenchie to perform "Like A Prayer," which even I know is by Madonna, no Google required. Frenchie spends a lot of time claiming she is nervous and out of her comfort zone, but you know it will be great and why miss a chance to have a dancing gospel choir on stage? These people are not amateurs, you know. Frenchie's performance is pretty good, but the tempo of the song is a little off, like they are trying to let her work in vocal runs when it doesn't totally fit into the song. It's still a solid performance, but every so slightly off. FYI the gospel choir rips off their robes a minute in and starts dancing in suspenders and white tanks, because they are professionals.
Cee Lo loved it and called her his soul sister. Adam loves her and she loves him back and when she said that Cee Lo did... something that caused everyone to stop and stare. And when Adam Levine stops talking to say, "Hey, that's gross," you know you're really scraping the bottom of the barrel of decent human behavior. Sadly, even on the East Coast feed, we couldn't see what it was that he did. I'm guessing hamstering. Blake tells Christina that Frenchie's performance was so good that it was a "big middle finger" to anyone who thought she voted incorrectly last week. Um... raise your hand if you think Christina voted incorrectly last week? Not you Raquel's mom. No one? That's I thought.
Next up is Nakia, who is probably the most affable guy on the show and you can't help but root for him, especially when Cee Lo is trying to sabotage him by making him sing Adam Lambert's "Whataya Want From Me." The lights come up and Nakia is looking fly in a white suit with a black shirt and his hair slicked back sitting at a piano. He accompanies himself on the piano for a moment and then takes over the stage and ends up charging into the audience to finish the song on a super high note. Adam Levine was super impressed, but wants to make it very clear that he has never heard that song before. He says it several times so we know he is not Team Adam Lambert, nudge nudge wink wink. However, Adam is certain that Nakia sang it better than whoever sang it first. Blake agrees that it was incredible and Christina is also wildly impressed with Nakia and his considerable stage presence. Cee Lo announces that Nakia is going to be the next big star. End of story. He wants Nakia to win. Nakia nods, because he is distracted by the shiny jewels adorning Cee Lo. Also, what the heck do you say to that?