Now the girls get to do a group sing, what will probably be the first of many whether anyone likes or not, because they'll be the only ones left by this time next month. They're doing "Here, There, and Everywhere." And can I just say how nice it is not to have to be Googling lyrics all the time this week? Ryan invites them all to sit back down and dims the lights, then has Devin stand up. Ryan asks Devin what he needs to do to connect like Keith wants him to, and Devin gives a totally circular non-answer, which is fine because it's not like anyone even knows what that means, including Keith. Ryan tells him that after the vote, he is...in the bottom three. Devin crosses the stage to join Paul, and Ryan moves on to Lazaro. He asks him if the judges were too hard on him last night, and Lazaro says he agrees with what they said, and he needs to stick to singing songs that he loves. But he's safe either way, so there you go. Not looking good for Burnell right now.
Ryan introduces some October 2011footage of a San Diego audition by one Jessica Sanchez. She's living the dream now, modeling and singing and more modeling and getting a gig on Glee and giving a concert in Manila and recording an album, which includes "Tonight," featuring Ne-Yo, and getting a freaking twenty-minute intro reel on American Idol. She and Ne-Yo are performing their song for us tonight on the stage. It's a poppy dance-club song, not bad for what it is, but there's no way in hell she ever would have done a song like this during the competition last year. And I just have to say it: It's not as good as "Home." Suddenly I'm a little worried about what Joshua Ledet is going to sing next week.
We come back to Paul and Devin still over on the loser-stools at far stage right, while Lazaro sits all alone further upstage where the safe people go. Ryan announces the next safe person by inviting, "Take a look" as real-time video of Kree Harrison pops up on the big screen, twenty feet from where Kree is currently sitting. Also safe are Candice Glover, Angie Miller, and Janelle Arthur. That leaves Amber and Burnell, one of whom is safe and one of whom is in the bottom three. Demographically Burnell should be in trouble, but it turns out he's safe, and Amber is the first girl to land in the bottom three. Randy expresses shock that Amber is there. As for Amber herself, she looks a little embarrassed to be among the bottom three like some kind of... guy.