Now we have a little rundown of people picked earlier in the season, with a beardless Adam chatting about how proud he is of his team. Adam, I love you to the point where the greatest event of the new TV season in my mind is going to be your appearance on American Horror Story, but I've got a deadline here.
Time for 16-year-old Celica Westbrook, originally from Pennsylvania but now hailing from Tennessee, who comes from a family of singers dating back to the Cretaceous Period, I think, and who was offered a record deal when she was 14 that ended up falling apart. These interviews with the parents are staged so weirdly, I can't even describe it. No, I've got it - they always have one person staring in a completely artificial direction, and it's creepy, like that person can see the dead people. Celica sings Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years," and I note with dismay that Adam is no longer in his chair; I thought they might disable his button but keep him around to flirt with the contestants and irritate Blake. But it's FINE.
Celica's got some pipes, and Christina, looking to join Adam in the green room, rings in quickly. Cee Lo doesn't let it go uncontested, though, and soon Blake's cowboy hat is in the ring as well. Oh wait, Adam is there! He was totally leaning over so far in his chair that I couldn't really see him before. Adam, she's not that boring! I like that he has to stay around and see who he didn't pick, like Celica's The Door Not Taken on Let's Make A Deal. Christina stands up for Celica when she's done, and you can tell from Celica's reaction to each of the judges' introductions that her heart belongs to Christina, even though they drag it out. Christina gets in Blake's face, hilariously, and it's just Cee Lo and Blake looking for their last singer now.
When we return, we get a quick montage of losers who Cee Lo and Blake laughed off the stage, and then it's time for 26-year-old Georgian Jessica Cayne, who's a full-time musician who also has had treatment for an eating disorder. She says that music is a "life raft" for her, so we'll be moving on now. She sings Carrie Underwood's "Good Girl," and it seems like they like her voice, but although Blake lets his hand hover over the button, it doesn't happen for her. They keep her up there a while, and when she talks about how she was bullied and how music got her through, Christina runs up to the stage to give her a hug, which is nice. That said, I think I had just the right amount of Jessica.