Christina tells us that she definitely picked a lot of pop artists this year, as opposed to the hip-hop crews she no doubt fielded in years past. Here's the rest of her team (other than the total losers who didn't make the show):
Sylvia Yacoub, 19, Muskegon, MI
Kelly's Echo, 32, Baltimore, MD
Paulina, 16, Sugarland, TX
Laura Vivas, 33, West Palm Beach, FL
Celica Westbrook, 16, Franklin, TN
There's a "never-before-seen" backstage segment here. It's barely seen here, as it starts at the 57-minute mark AND they still have to explain the "steal" twist. Blake gives Adam a shoulder massage, Christina consents to sit with the rest of them for about 30 seconds before running to her trailer, I'd imagine, and the rest of them are freaked out by Cee Lo's bird. Oh, and Adam does impressions, and his Cee Lo is better than his Blake, surprisingly. Okay, that was painless enough, I guess.
Next week, the Battle Round! And I don't know if this has been mentioned (probably yes), but this season, when a coach lets an artist go, one of the other coaches can steal him or her away. Not sure exactly how it works, but button-abuse definitely seems to be a central factor.
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