Then, Carson dared to call Kelly Clarkson an extended member of the Voice family. Yes, she was a guest mentor, but let us not forget that she belongs to American Idol. That show was around before Cassadee Pope was even born, probably.
It's Cassadee's turn to bring back some non-winners from the season. She's singing "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons, and bringing back Melanie Martinez, Liz Davis, and De'Borah. Cassadee calls Melanie "the cutest thing ever," which I'm sure is like spitting in Melanie's face. Cassadee claims it's time for the ladies to show the world what they can do. Boof.
It's clear that these women have not sung together very much before, and that this number is not very well rehearsed. This rendition of the song is pretty much compost. I miss Melanie Martinez.
Oh my god, I was sure that we wouldn't have to tolerate much Sprint Skybox this episode, but there is more than ever. Christina Milian's got a contract to fulfill. She has Cassadee, Liz, De'Borah, and Melanie up there, but we only hear from Liz, who is really happy to see Cassadee in the finals. De'Borah wants Cassadee to bring it home for the chicks, and Melanie pretends to want Cassadee to win.
Terry McDermott was saving his voice for this performance of "Baby I Love Your Way" with THE Peter Frampton. I like this very much, and appreciate Peter Frampton not looking like wax. It's nice and easy, and well-harmonized, but I can't help but want to hear Nicholas David sing this song.
Next, they put together "a birthday message" (clip package) for Christina Aguilera. Cee Lo is so kind, to say she has a spicy attitude and fierce competitive edge, when everyone else just compliments her vocal ability. There's also birthday wishes from Ron Faire, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, and the Muppets (including a Cee Lo muppet).
Oh, it's all worth it for this extended preview of Les Miserables. Maybe I can hold on for one more daaaayyyyyyy.