This song doesn't seem any easier than the first one, so on degree of difficulty, Terry should get some extra votes. I have the feeling it doesn't work that way, so he attempts to get them with a different approach by starting in the audience. Regardless of how relatively difficult the song is, Terry, to my eye and ear, has a much easier time with this one, although the song and performance are also easily more boring. It's definitely the kind of song during which you'd expect the concession lines at a live show to fill up.
Cee-Lo thinks Terry is "the real thing" when it comes to rock. Adam feels Terry is the most consistent singer on the show. Blake: Same, and you combine "laser pitch" with passion and keep making it seem easy.
Trevin is going to sing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Hudson, and while he says it's a risk, I think he needs it to make up for the first song. Pat thinks his vulnerability overall is a strength, and maybe he can up that in the beginning of the song.
It's kind of gender-busting - it's not just that a woman originally sung the song; it's that Trevin goes back and forth between sounding like a man and a woman himself. An inspired choice; it showcases his strengths in a completely memorable way, and there's none of the bullshit moving around of the first song. The glory notes at the end he hits RIDICULOUSLY; it's easily the best performance of the night, to the point where at least two judges are on their feet and Carson even gives him a hug. Okay, I'm sold.
Adam, after confirming Christina just had an orgasm, tells him it was one of the best performances ever on the show. Blake tells him this time, the whole song was a memorable moment; he didn't hold back at all. Christina tells him other vocalists can hit notes, but he did so with emotion, and adds that if he doesn't get a record deal, she'll personally take him on the road. Cee-Lo asks for a moment of silence to mourn the rest of the competition, which is shtick I can imagine he's done before but is earned for this performance.
For Amanda's second offering, Adam has picked Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again," which is awesome just on general principles. Adam says no one would ever expect Amanda to do this song, but it's just going to show another side of how amazing she is. Amanda, for her part, doesn't talk about how her church background is going to be an asset on this one, which given the video is probably wise.