Cody Belew promised viewers of "The Voice" a performance that was "going to be like the Grammys threw up everywhere."
That was no idle threat. Belew had a crew of swivel-hipped backup dancers decked out in combat boots and black leather, while he rocked a one-armed leather jacket that looked like Grace Jones had been digging through Lemmy's coat closet.
A grinning Adam Levine said "Cody, you're awesome. You're so cocky, in the best way man. You make me look humble."
Blake Shelton looked like he didn't quite know what to say. "Is this the same guy that sang 'Jolene' earlier in the show?" he pondered. "I really enjoyed that and I'm confused in a good way. But I guarantee you everybody back in Arkansas right now are going, 'Did we raise this boy? Did we raise this guy?' This was a really big night for you, Cody."
Christina Aguilera last week told Belew that she wanted to see "a little more uptempo." That's exactly what she got from the Arkansas singer last night, seeming truly impressed. "Cody, you worked it like a true diva," she said.
Belew's coach, CeeLo Green, was his normal, charmingly effusive self. "Cody man, you just bring me so much joy," he said, also pointing out correctly that "that's a badass leather jacket."
Belew's fate is once again in the hands of the American voter. Live results are tonight, starting at 7 p.m. on NBC.
Watch Belew's performance of "Crazy in Love" after the jump.
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