De'borah is far less confident going into the final rehearsal. But she has great personal style. But Nelly's Echo seems a little unstable in the actual battle. He's sharp, and singing all over the place. I think De'borah actually sounds better than Nelly; I like the way she's personalizing it, and she's bringing the fire. Cee Lo calls De'borah the clear winner.
I laughed out loud when, during Adam's comment about people being accepted for who they are, De'borah's father went, "that's right!" like he was in church. De'borah, and her family, are the clear winners to me.
Christina chooses De'borah, and I am almost as delighted as her family. But actually, no one is as delighted as De'borah's family. What is with Adam's extremely personal connection to De'borah all of a sudden? He hugged her emotionally and said he was so happy she made it. No one steals Nelly's Echo because they are all distracted by Christina's awful dress. We have to do weeks with this dress?
The Battle Rounds continue with Blake's next pairing: 2Steel Girls versus Gracia Harrison. 2Steel Girls are the mother-daughter duo, and Gracia Harrison yodels. Blake chose "Sin Wagon" by the Dixie Chicks for them to throw down to. Are we still mad at the Dixie Chicks?
The day-before rehearsal, Gracia is struggling, and the mother in 2Steel Girls has gained confidence, after being the weak link on day one. Blake notes that the duo isn't meshing together yet. Their outfits look good, though, for the battle. I wonder who put Gracia in that cotton candy dress?
The interaction could not be more awkward. I think the daughter of 2Steel Girls is going for tough, but just looks dead in the eyes and nervous. It works on Gracia, though, who doesn't know what to do against that odd energy. She keeps doing it, too. Overall, it was not great, but I'd give it to Gracia.
Blake chooses Gracia as the winner, for confidence, performance level, and lack of creepy staring. Adam wanted to steal Gracia, but Blake is too smart to let her go. Then, when we already think the commercials are starting, Christina Milian pipes in with, "wow that was a really close battle." She has obviously not been watching the show.
Yes, yes, yes, I have been waiting for this final battle: Amanda Brown versus Trevin Hunte. I can't believe Cee Lo is pitting them against each other; they are both so phenomenal. Amanda shows her age by being really excited to meet Rob Thomas.
Cee Lo chose "Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey and even the rehearsals get me all flustered. It's so good. Cee Lo realizes after Amanda starts slaying it that he should not have put them together. Trevin is suffering from confidence issues, but should not be. Both of their families are as enthusiastic as these two are talented.