Blake guesses that he would choose Nicole, but it's just based on visual cues he's picking up because any time he hears music that isn't country it just sounds like white noise to him. It's a very rare, specific disorder, which is why it hasn't really been studied in depth yet. Christina says she likes both of them but would pick Nicole for consistency. Cee Lo likes Brandon's swagger, and he loves an underdog, so he would pick Brandon. But the only taste that matters is Adam's. Adam patronized both of them equally, just to reassert his dominance. He chooses Nicole as the winner of the battle, of course. It is time for Nicole to start studying up on archery, and poisonous leaves and berries.
Brandon nervously thanks Adam, his eyes darting up to the blank "steal" screens. Adam tells Christina she should have stolen Brandon, and Christina keeps giving that bullshit excuse about putting together "a very specific team," even though the whole does not equal the sum of its parts on this show. She openly admitted she wasn't even paying that much attention to this battle, so there you go. Everyone can go screw themselves.
The battles rage on, this time in a montage of white people. Some white people from Adam's team sang "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum, and the female Lauren was victorious. Two younger white people from Blake's team didn't even look at each other when they sang, and Blake chose Cassadee Pope, because everyone just went nuts for her in the auditions. I'm glad we didn't have to suffer through a full battle segment with her. Then, Adam paired some vest-wearing white guy with that guy who thought people would be surprised to find out he was white in the auditions. The vest-wearer, Joe Kirkland, won that one.
The final pairing of the night is from Team Christina. That's right, Team Blake, you just got montaged right off our radars this time. I didn't even miss you. Devyn Deloera and Marissaann (one word? Is that right?) are supposedly two of Christina's finest, but that's not saying much because I think her team is relatively weak, and mostly full of annoying girls. Marissaann (pronounced Marissa Ann) had a liver transplant as a baby, and Devyn Deloera was awkward in middle school or something.
"I grew up listening to Green Day," Devyn says, reinforcing the lie behind her excitement to see mentor Billy Joel Armstrong. Christina chose "Free Your Mind" for these two, and based on the first rehearsal, I am doubting this choice.