Still, Blake is excited to make Usher look "clueless" with Taylor, who he stole from Team Usher. She chose "Russian Roulette" by Rihanna. She wants to show the softer side of her with this song.
Danielle does seem nervous, but her pitch is spot on again. She's so good. The only thing that suffers is the storytelling in the song since it needs to be abridged for the format of the Knockout Rounds. Taylor sings her Rihanna song next and it's a bit more tentative. In the end, the song isn't broad enough for Taylor and is too mature.
Usher says the song didn't do Taylor justice, and Danielle took control. He would give it to Taylor's competition again. Shakira likes that Danielle never seems nervous. Taylor doesn't seem as confident. They would all give it to Danielle. Blake hates this gosh dang it, but chooses Danielle as the winner. Things are starting to make more sense.
"Taylor pretty much handed that one to Danielle with her song choice," Blake says, lamenting that Taylor couldn't choose a country song to please him, "it was an easy choice."
Usher's next pairing is C. Perkins versus Vedo. They are both R&B singers, and on a team of four, Usher needs to diversify. C. Perkins ended up on Usher's team through a steal that thrilled Carson Daly. He chose a Chris Brown song; hopefully that won't count against him.
Vedo is a sweetheart whose mom has stage four lung cancer. Tragically, she passed away shortly after the blind auditions. Nooooo no no no too sad. Vedo chose "Everything I Do (I Do it For You)" by Bryan Adams. He is, of course, singing it for his mom. Sorry, C. Perkins.
C. Perkins starts into "She Ain't You" very softly. The only good thing about this song is that it samples "Human Nature." It's a somewhat unremarkable performance. Then, Vedo's performance happens and we're all holding back the tears. I have never cared about this song so much. The performance is far superior, too, if it matters.
Adam says, with "no disrespect" to C. Perkins, that Vedo took this moment. Blake finds a way to redirect the focus back to the coaches and away from Vedo's touching tribute. He and Adam squabble about names for a while, and Blake gives Vedo's performance two aww shucks and a darn. Usher declares Vedo the winner, naturally, for every reason. I'm excited to see Vedo continue.
Blake's final pairing is Grace Askew versus the Swon Brothers. He claims he did this because they both have a "classic country sound" and he "only has room for one" on his team. Or four.