In the Battle Rounds, James was paired against WADE. They sang "True Colors". Cee Lo chose James as the winner, sending him to the Live Playoffs.
In the Live Playoffs, James sang "Don't Know Why". He received enough votes from the public to be sent to the Quarterfinals.
In the Quarterfinals, James sang "Just the Way You Are". Cee Lo decided to eliminate James from the competition at the end of the performance show.