Benji is available to steal, and despite his best efforts to draw out his thanks to Adam, no one pushes their button for The Scream. Adam defends his choice to the other coaches, and Christina pursed her lips and said, "yeah it's aite."
The next battle comes from Team Cee Lo. Nicholas David sings against Todd Kessler next. Todd looks like Paul McDonald from American Idol, and Nicholas David lost like, 200 pounds but doesn't know how to dress his new body yet. I still really like Nicholas David, though. The Battle of the Beards.
I'm delighted to learn that the Midwestern Bearded Blue-Eyed Soul New Daddy Duo will be singing "She's Gone" by Hall and Oates. I love Hall and Oates, and I like these guys. Also, Hall and Oates is really difficult to sing. The dudes, Rob Thomas and Cee Lo, all have a great time jamming in rehearsal. It seemed like a genuine moment; one that can only come from Cee Lo's team and rehearsal space.
Nicholas is hilarious. I like his look, his personality and the fact that he sings like Bill Withers. He is looking at this as "a wonderful experience," and is sad that he's competing against Todd. He let his hair down for the battle, which can only help.
I like both these guys, but I think we're rooting more for Nicholas because we've really glossed over Todd so far on the show. Nicholas sounds a lot more soulful, and Todd sounds cleaner, and sunnier. Todd's performance picked up after the first chorus, though, which sounded just sick (in the good way). To sum up the battle, Nicholas had his eyes closed the whole time and Todd kept his open, bordering on creepy.
Adam says Nicholas's voice is unique and profoundly different; Blake says Todd is in the upper percentile of great vocalists but there's nobody else like Nicholas, who looks like Jesus but sounds like Barry White, Hall, and Oates. Cee Lo says this is a tough decision, but he gives it to Nicholas because he has to. I want Nicholas to win this whole show.