Blake tries to get them to say their style is country, but the geologist tells him their style is "music." Yaaaayyyyyy. Shakira starts in on complimenting them, and they thank her in Spanish. It turns out they both speak perfect Spanish. Hahaha, what?
Usher says you can't judge a book by its cover, and they don't know yet what he could do with their talent. Adam has pretty much given up by this point, but casually suggests that they "do this." To my surprise, they choose Adam. They are Adam's first duo, and I think he chose well.
Up next, it's Abraham McDonald. He sure is lucky no one remembers who Reuben Studdard is. Abraham used to be shy but got into a karaoke contest on the Oprah show, and won it. Abraham sings "Best Thing I Never Had" but seems really, really nervous. He sounds very gospel, but a bit pitchy. In the viewing room, Abraham's friends and family are yelling at the screen like it's the Showcase Showdown. This is a karaoke contest he did not win.
Usher tells Abraham he was a bit shaky, Shakira encourages him to keep singing. Adam shakes Abraham's hand as he heads out of the competition.
Blake doesn't have any artists on his team from this night yet, but at least there's a Starbucks in the Voice holding room. Blake probably won't get Cáthia, either, who is very proud of her Latin culture and Spanish speaking.
Cáthia's mom moved to the US from El Salvador and put herself through college so her daughters could have a better life. Now, Cáthia is living off the fatta the lan', going to school for "music business." She can record for free at her internship in New York so that's ... something. Cáthia will be the second contestant to sing a song entirely in Spanish on this show.
The words don't matter as much as pitch and tone, but the language does seem to confound things for the coaches a bit. Usher turns his chair, followed by Shakira, of course. Blake turns his chair, too, just to prove he's not racist. Once her song ends, Cáthia greets all the coaches with an exuberant "hola!" We get it, you're going to pick Shakira.
Blake tells Cáthia she is beautiful. Usher mentions that he was at the Latin Music Awards. Shakira promises that Cáthia can be a global artist. Cáthia picks Shakira, and I'm already annoyed by her. Cáthia me moleste.
The final artist of the night is Sarah Simmons. Her performance is lauded as the must-see performance of the night. She must be good because, in lieu of a personal tragedy, Sarah's clip package is about how the president of her music school let her leave college to audition for The Voice. She comes from a musical family, and her dad was addicted to drugs, which led to her parents' divorce. There we go, that's what we like to see. We're just a bunch of sickos, watching The Voice and tweeting about it.