Tony Lucca's little girl is in the audience, and she's pretty freakin' adorable with her Martian pigtails. It would be sad for her to see her dad go home. Christina perks her ears up like a puppy when Carson mentions her name, and looks sheepishly embarrassed that she didn't remember Tony on first glance. Oh, I forgot how much I like that they set up a little boxing ring around the stage. It always gives me hope that there could be a stray punch being thrown, especially given how these two dudes are flailing around. They are both fine, but Chris actually seems to be enjoying himself. Tony looks tortured, though he might have the stronger voice. It's a full version of this song. I'd have been OK with a snippet, as I think we could have figured out which guy to keep 30 seconds in.
Blake was unaware that Tony was on the Mickey Mouse Club, Christina name drops and Blake thinks Chris rocks. Christina tries to make up for her idiocy by saying Tony, at which point Tony's daughter starts babbling. Who miked the baby? Cee Lo also picks Tony. Adam waffles a lot. Didn't they have the guest helpers throw their two cents in last season? I swear that was a thing. Carson impatiently holds both guys hands while waiting to lift one up like a boxing referee, he takes this job so seriously. Adam finally picks Tony, and Chris is very respectful about the whole thing.
Blake's up. He addresses his group at some outdoor location. His first pairing is Adley Stump (she who only started singing 10 months ago) vs. RaeLynn (tiny little Miranda Lambert fan) on Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'"... because that song hasn't been covered a million times before. Now it is going to be done by two country girls.
They are off to rehearse in a barn somewhere. Blake tries to sing, and his voice cracks while he's doing it. Great way to show you are a pro. RaeLynn freaks the fuck out when she sees that Miranda Lambert is going to help her. Her voice reaches dog whistle octaves, and her stupid flower nearly falls out of her head. Miranda reminds us that she was on Nashville Star, and says that Blake thinks RaeLynn is her mini-me. While they rehearse, Miranda's voice does not crack, in case you care. They both tell her she shouldn't panic about her competition and just do her best and be herself. There's a strange interview segment with her where she's not wearing a flower. She looks weird.