Chris Mann: Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”
Oh, this song! This voice! Be still, my heart! I was so excited for this, and then … well, Chris has one powerhouse of a voice, and I was expecting just a little insy bitsy bit more out of this performance. “I wanted to be moved in that way (the opera way),” Adam said, echoing my thoughts. I mean, what could have been more powerful that this song being sung by an opera singer? It was still good, don’t get me wrong, but oh how it could have been better.
INSTANT ELIMINATION: Jesse Campbell. (Christina, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? WHAT? WHY? “I want a versatile team that will continue to grow,” she said. Awful.)
Best Non-Contestant Performance of the Night: Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa with their new song “Payphone.” Aside from the obvious quibble of “who even uses a payphone anymore? NO ONE,” this has all of the best things! Namely, Wiz Khalifa and Adam Levine.
Tonight’s Moment of Irony: Christina saying RaeLynn’s performance inspired her, and made her wish she was a country singer. This is moments after Blake’s pre-taped segments with RaeLynn revealed he hates when people who aren’t country try to sing country. People like Christina, I imagine.
Fashion Observation of the Evening: Did Christina Millian forget to take the rollers out of her hair before the cameras started rolling? No? Oh, it’s SUPPOSED to look like that.
Production Values: Gosh, they just keep getting higher and higher. The sets and performances are getting more elaborate and I am loving every second of it.
And yet, what was up with the empty bed frame on stage during Jordis’s song?
Hey, Christina, you’re fierce, and I love ya, really, but when you talk about how you’re a UN Ambassador combating world hunger, and you’re naming countries you’ve visited in that capacity, list more than two countries. It’s just good form. Also, record a song more recent than 2006’s “Fighter” to perform with your team.
Special Surprise on Tuesday’s Show: Oh, dear God, let it be Justin Bieber.