All four judges spun their chairs for this 16-year-old, and he chose Cee Lo, who described Avery as having "the golden voice."
Summary thoughts: Avery said he takes his inspiration from people like Usher, Stevie Wonder and Chris Brown. I dislike putting Brown and Wonder in the same sentence, unless it's to point out how one is superior to the other, in all ways possible.
Other team additions, abridged due to montage or unimpressiveness:
Cee Lo picked up Minnesotan Nicholas David (disconcerting because I know a Nicholas David, so hi Nick!) and Adam grabbed 17-year-old Alessandra Guerico, who attends the real-life "Fame School," otherwise known as LaGuardia High.
Adam also got 15-year-old Adanna Duru, who's "Edge of Glory" cover was quite nice, judging from the 20 seconds in the montage clip, while Blake added Kelly Crapa -- another 15-year-old -- to his team, and Christina got 16-year-old Paulina. (Don't these kids have school?)
Ah, and the ones that didn't make it:
There were many, but the glory of editing spared us -- for the most part. There was the baseball aficionado, and a San Diegoan whose teenage record deal had fallen through, but the best of the cuts came when Cupid appeared on the show.
Don't know Cupid? Yes, you do -- he's the genius behind 2006's "Cupid Shuffle," and who had been banished to the realm of one-hit wonder-land.
"It's a song that defines me, and it’s a song that confines me,” he said, and decided to sing the song as his blind audition. It didn't really work out.
"It's a very peculiar song to do on a show like this," Cee Lo offered, perhaps a bit unhelpfully.