Lex has to do the stupid car commercial with the Miranda Lambert voice message of the week. Poor girl, she just looks so uncomfortable. Charlotte says she wants to "win, win, win, win." Gee, really, you think she wants to win? I'm not sure she mentioned it enough times. On battle night, Lex says she's not just battling Charlotte but also herself. She seems more concerned about not psyching herself out, but she might want to worry a little more about Charlotte.
Up on stage, Charlotte immediately starts in with the booty popping (that mom on Jersey Couture would be so proud... though this dress isn't nearly revealing enough for her tastes). Lex is in a lovely beaded dress and has an updo, she sings in a breathy way but makes some interesting choices with the notes. Charlotte is indeed overpowering, but does a lot of jokey heavily accented growls along the way. Christina says that Lex has a sexy airy voice, and Charlotte is sassy and comfortable. She doesn't actually pick anyone, because she's like that. Cee Lo finds Charlotte's attitude sexy. Adam likes that Lex opened up more as the song went along. Blake likes Lex's whispery voice with surprising runs and Charlotte is sassy. He picks Charlotte because Lex had a couple of pitch issues earlier on. I am actually inclined to agree with him here, much as I can't stand her stupid growling. Lex looks massively disappointed and gives Blake a half-hearted hug. She blames Charlotte for being an attention hog. She's not wrong. If she were up against anyone else, her voice probably would have skated by.
Team Cee Lo's next victims are Sarah Golden (who did a folky version of Gaga's "You and I") and Juliet Simms (who crawled on the ground during her "Oh Darlin'") on Rod Stewart's "Stay With Me." Julia's super excited because people tell her that she has been called a female Rod Stewart. Sarah thinks she stands a fighting chance, even though this voice is tailored for Juliet. That actually makes sense. And I'm guessing that will make her my mom's favorite performance. I wonder how she is at kicking a soccer ball? Sarah worries that she doesn't have that big gravelly voice. Juliet is self-assured and says that she's prettier and has a stronger voice than Sarah, so she's not worried. Juliet needs to be cut down a peg or five.