Gracia chose "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith, and Blake is worried by this. Gracia mistakenly wants to show her versatility at this point. Liz Davis is a bit more aware of what she wants to be in this competition, and elected to sing Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder and Lead."
Gracia sings first, and even though she's wearing cowgirl boots, the rock song rendition isn't country enough to be considered re-imagined. Liz's outfit is cooler than Gracia's, and this is the country performance Blake wanted at least one of them to deliver. She spanks the song the way it demands.
Blake admits that he's confused by Gracia's song choice, and he likes that Liz has a better grasp on who she is and what she wants to do as an artist. Blake chooses Liz, in the short shorts and long tails.
Next on Team Blake, Rudy Parris, the devoted grandfather, is paired against Terry McDermott, the Scottish guy. Rudy chose "Forever" by Chris Brown for the knockouts. He chose it to surprise everyone, but in my opinion, he chose ... poorly. It's a troubling choice, especially when contrasted against Terry's "Maybe I'm Amazed."
Rudy is first to don his leather jacket in the spotlight, but the song choice is just too far gone. The moral of the story? Don't choose a Chris Brown song. DO choose a Paul McCartney song. Everyone will love it, especially if you can sing the crap out of it casually as Terry does. It is flawless, and Rudy was finished the moment he thought "Chris Brown."
"Rudy, what an interesting song choice," Christina began, and sort of trailed off from there. It's Terry hands down, but they both need haircuts. Carson reached for Terry's hand as the victor before Blake even finished choosing him.
The next pairing from Team Blake is Collin McLoughlin and Michaela Paige. Collin lost his battle, but won Blake's steal. I still do not like him. Collin has very good pitch, but very little heart. He chose "Breakeven" by The Script. Michaela is our young rocker, and chose "Love is a Battlefield" by Pat Benatar.
Collin's performance is very ... accurate. Michaela's performance has better socks, and more personality. Can you blame me for having put on my mental pajamas already? These teams just can't compare to Adam's or Cee Lo's, and I've already met my desperation quotient for the night.