Together, Danielle and Blake are singing "Timber, I'm Falling in Love." Yup, this is a song. The set is really stupid, with the initials "DB" and "BS" scrawled all over the place in chintzy lights. Also, please tell me they're not singing about falling in love with each other, even hypothetically. In the middle of the song, Danielle and Blake lumber out onto the two catwalks to awkwardly touch some fan-hands. What is this? There is no answer. Danielle does not look comfortable with it, whatever it is.
The next performance is the Swon Brothers' moment-maker pick. Blake Shelton has selected, "Danny's Song" for them. I also liked this performance from them, and am happy to see it again. What are their names, though? The thinner one looks like Adam Levine a little. Is at least one of them named Jason? This is a great performance from the brothers, certainly better than their first in the night.
Usher says the brothers did the song justice and he felt like he disappeared for a moment. He genuinely enjoyed this one. Adam says Usher stole his comment. Adam scrambles, clamoring for his moment in the ever-dwindling spotlight. Blake says the radio stations back home will play this version of a classic on Wednesday, he guarantees it. Blake knows people everywhere.
Michelle Chamuel is dressed up in a white tuxedo next, for her performance with Usher, I hope. Nope, it's for her solo performance. Together, we remember the special relationship that formed between Michelle and Usher on this show. Also, Michelle is an individual and is standing up for all the people out there who are afraid to be themselves or something. For her solo performance, Michelle is singing "Why" by Annie Lennox. Great choice, Team Usher.
On the other end of the choice spectrum, Michelle is singing into a mirror yet again. I don't know about this being "her thing." Oh, a twist! It's not really a reflection, it's a video and Michelle told herself to keep her big mouth shut. I like that take on what has become a weird classic. Michelle faces out to the audience and when we look back, she has a full choir behind her instead of mirrors. Usher gives Michelle another standing ovation.
Shakira has donned some Michelle Chamuel style glasses. I like that she is participating. Shakira wants everyone to know that Michelle is talented, but also humble and sweet. She's got the goods. Do you think if Shakira took those glasses off she'd be hot?
Blake can't get over the mirror trick. He appreciates a more laid-back performance from Michelle. Usher explains that the mirror was to connect everyone to their story. Usher makes Shakira sound eloquent, by consolidating her comment into "likeability and capability."