Carson rallies the troops and tells them not to freak out if he says their name because it's just to ask a stupid question. The first question is for James Wolpert who, frankly, looks like shit. Carson asks what it would mean to him to be voted through. It would mean everything, James says. Carson will now reveal one artist America is sending through. Christina stands up, jauntily, to show off how ill-fitting that blouse is. Jacquie Lee is moving forward, and Carson reminds the rest of them that they're still in danger of being eliminated.
Before someone gets a lump of coal in their stocking, some Christmas cheer from Blake and Xenia, one of his season one artists. Even all dressed up, Xenia still looks like a contestant from The Voice, you know? Their rendition of "Silver Bells" is no less lovely for it. Carson welcomes Xenia "home" and introduces the Voice Confessional.
Even Ellie Goulding had to get into the confessional. If they weren't singers, Cee Lo would be a veterinarian (specializing in birds and bees), Cole would be a stand-up comedian, Jacquie would be living at home with her parents because she's sixteen, Will would still be mumbling, Ellie Goulding would be "some sort of gym person or health helper"? Matthew would be a buffalo herder. James would still be boring as hell. Christina would be a teacher. Then, they are asked something they wish they'd learned before coming on The Voice. There are a bunch of dumb, jokey answers but Cole says he learned he looks great in a vest, and Tessanne says she wishes she'd known she would be working with the Sexiest Man Alive ("I would've dressed up a little," she says in her charming accent.) Tessanne is the winner.
Speaking of Tessanne, she gets the next question and has to tell Carson what her parents' support has meant to her. The next artist into the Top 5 is Cole Vosbury. Yay! Sexiest man in a vest this evening.
Cole, James, and Will join Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme to sing "More Than Words" next. Didn't Cole sing this earlier this season? It's a beautiful song that everyone except Cole and Nuno Bettencourt are ruining. Yes, James and Will, you're ruining this song for me. We see a shot of Adam singing along, because he probably loves this song and holds it in such a high regard. This is a nervous little quartet that is clearly not very well rehearsed, but we can't ask for it to be. For what it is, it's fine. The winner is Cole because I'm biased.