Mackenzie basically turned "Call Me Maybe" into a young, John Mayer song. It is, quite frankly, adorable. It must be cold there in Mackenzie's shadow, Daniel. Daniel's performance is nervous and strained and just not as good. Adam compliments Daniel's new confidence and "would definitely choose you, Daniel." But Adam's thoughts don't matter at all. Blake would choose Mackenzie, and Christina would, too. They're not in the business of pandering tonight, or they're just too unaware to try.
Cee Lo compliments Mackenzie and tells Daniel that he knows he's better than that performance today. Daniel agrees it wasn't his best. Cee Lo chooses Mackenzie, who is here to win. Daniel tells everyone not to feel sad for him because he had the greatest opportunity.
The next knockout pairing is Terisa Grifin, who broke an ankle and put a sparkly cast on it, and Trevin Hunte, who we love endlessly. Cee Lo stole Terisa from Blake's team because she reminds him of every woman in his family. Terisa chose "Saving All My Love" by Whitney Houston. Trevin chose "Against All Odds" and is overcome with emotion, and lack of confidence. I, too, am overcome with emotion. Whitney, Trevin? It's just too much.
Terisa sings first, and she just nails that Whitney song. There's little else to say about it; she's effortless. Trevin is just captivating, though, singing "Against All Odds." And when he got to the chorus, he just sent shivers down everyone's spine, simultaneously smashing our TV screens if you didn't switch to digital.
Blake loves everyone, and Christina loves Trevin. Cee Lo compliments Terisa on an exceptional job on "Saving All My Love." Then, Cee Lo chastises Trevin a bit for gracefully bowing out of the competition because he likes Terisa so much. He could have made it an even more obvious distance. Cee Lo chooses Trevin, and Trevin is devastated to have sent his mother-figure home. Trevin, you have to start caring about winning. I guess he's done being pitted against his friends, though.
They had a sweet, touching moment backstage, and I just don't even care about the next pairing. Except, the next pairing is some douche named Mycle Wastman versus Nicholas David, who is one of my favorites. I watched that performance of "She's Gone" like, five times at least.
Nicholas chose "Put Your Records On" by Corinne Bailey Rae for his knockout song. Mycle Wastman may love music, but he loves hats even more. He chose "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Because Then I Won't Have Any Reason to Wear Hats). Mycle sings first, and it's good, but weak compared with what we know Nicholas can do. I also feel like he sort of lost his fire in the end.