So the battle between Florence Welch and Bjork begins, and they could not be more different. Adam was right, the duet worked. But how do you tell who did a better job? Their styles are so different, and neither of them approach notes in an expected way. I would probably give it to Melanie because I'd like her to sing something else, and I think Caitlin is just a Florence sound-alike.
Blake says he can't think of anyone that either of these girls are like, because he doesn't listen to anything except country, so he can't tell who "won." Also, the song didn't tell a story, so he found it hard to follow. Christina thought it was one of the prettiest and most moving performances of the whole "day," but we can already tell she is not pressing that steal button. I wish they would stop using words that indicate the passage of time on this show. Cee Lo likes them both, but loves Melanie. Adam accuses the other coaches of being strategic with their feedback because they want to steal, then warns the other coaches against them with tales of the final rehearsal.
Adam wants them both on his team, and doesn't want anyone stolen. He's being a selfish little boy. Carson asks Adam to choose, because he doesn't get to decide how the show works, so he picks Melanie. Cee Lo and Blake push their buttons to steal Caitlin, and Christina looks away, fanning herself with a new, white fan to match that gaudy grand piano in her rehearsal room. Cee Lo gave it to Melanie originally, but Caitlin was eyeing him all along, and doesn't want to be on Blake's team. Blake doesn't even know who Florence and the Machine are, so there's that. Caitlin says she was really hoping Cee Lo would pick her all along because she's "all about the crazy costumes." Hm, I don't care for her.
That being said, I like the Steal. I think it's a fun way to keep the show fresh and exciting, and to keep the judges interested. Usually at this stage, I get bored quicker than I did with Gallery Girls, but with the Steal and the montages, I think we'll be OK.