Adam chose Bon Jovi for Sam and Benji, allowing everyone in the rehearsal room to keep singing "you give love a bad name," over and over again. Sam is doing well in rehearsals, and Adam warns Benji against screaming the entire song. Benji says it's hard to mix singing with "being yourself," and Benji's truest self is screaming all the time.
The battle begins between the tuxedo jacket and the ill-fitting leather jacket. In the war of unnecessary layering, everyone is putting up a good fight. The song seems to fit Sam better, because Benji is either screaming, racing, or he ain't livin', man. The only loser here is whoever told Sam that jacket fit "well enough." And Benji, I would say Benji is also a loser of this battle.
Wouldn't Christina look nice in a sensible ivory cowlneck sweater? I have a lot of wardrobe complaints tonight. I don't understand why we can't all just order from Coldwater Creek and Lands' End then drink cider in celebration of a long, hard day of catalogue ordering.
Blake thought Benji tried more things, so he'd give it to Benji. Christina was very entertained, and while she thinks Sam is cuter, she likes some yelling and screaming. Cee Lo thinks Benji was the "clear lead" on this one, and doubled the distance. But the only opinion that matters in this moment is Adam's. Adam thinks Benji has one of the best screams he's ever heard, but heard a lack of control in his middle register. Thank you, Adam. He respects that Sam wasn't doing an impression of anybody. The winner, as deemed by Adam, is Sam James. All the white people stood and clapped, and now Benji's friends are going to go race Thunder Road in protest.
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.