Now it's time for Team Blake. Blake brags about having won the second season and likens it to winning a high-school sports game, I think, which since he's from the South actually seems about right. Adam says Blake is "peacocking," and while that certainly seems to be true, Adam's probably also satisfying some NBC performance clause with that choice of words. Blake then complains about something poking him in the back, and again, this is a weird development for this time slot, but it turns out he just wanted to pull out his trophy, which I assume was merely on his chair and not somewhere he could sneak it by, like, airport security.
We see Blake making comments about Christina causing people to quit singing, while Adam does an imitation of Blake's twang that's pretty bad but is only funnier for it. I would also like a referral from Cee Lo for wherever he gets his medical marijuana, because it certainly seems to mask any pain he might experience from his surroundings here. So here's Blake's team:
Gracia Harrison, 18, Virden, IL
Adam tells her she's the best country singer they've ever had on the show, and does a reasonable imitation of the effects of Adderall as he babbles at her, but she's a country singer, and Blake's in his element giving her the pitch.
Liz Davis, 25, Madison, MS
2Steel Girls (ages not given), Wellston, OH
Nicole Johnson, 18, Denham Springs, LA
Rudy Parris, 46, Visalia, CA
Casey Muessigmann, 22, Spencer, IA
Blake liked the way Casey spanked himself to "Sweet Home Alabama," which I present without comment.
Cassadee Pope, 22, West Palm Beach, FL (all four judges rang in)
Cassadee had a band called "Hey Monday," unless it was actually "Hay Monday," but either way, she did a few tours with Fall Out Boy, which reminds me that I just saw that Simpsons, because after years of only showing the last season in reruns, the Fox affiliates are back to syndicating episodes from the mid-'90s. "I meant a tax on NOT wearing puffy pants!" Anyway, Cassadee wants to make it on her own, which probably means the bass player stole her boyfriend, but she did get all the judges to turn with her genre-sampler rendition of "Torn," which is a song that's frankly due for a comeback, at least in my world, so good job there. We see everyone but Cee Lo give her the hard sell, but she goes with Blake. Joining her: