Commercials. When we return, Black and Decker decide to work the crowd to kill some time. Ryan heads out into the audience to ask some girl her name. She's holding a sign that says "Amanda [hearts] R.J.," but introduces herself as "Diana." She's from Los Angeles. Terrific. Ryan heads back to a guy wearing a lovely extreme-backyard-wrestler mullet: totally shaved on the sides to practically a Mohawk, with the top pulled back into a ponytail. Ryan asks his name. He says, "My name is Jason Clarkson." Ryan totally ignores that little clue with Jason's last name, because he's really only doing this so he can be on-camera some more. Jason came down from Alaska to see the show. Ryan asks Jason to introduce the next performer. I think it would have been hysterical if it had been Kelly, but it's not. It's Christina "Satin Doll" Christian.
In Christina's clip show, we learn that her parents insisted she go to college before pursuing an entertainment career. Good for them. I may not be a fan of Christina's singing, but I love her whole family vibe. Most of this clip show is a retread from a few weeks ago. Before the show, she was studying at the University of Florida and working at a bank. Even if she doesn't win (Foreshadowing shouts "'Even'?"), she thinks this was "a heck of a summer vacation."
Christina heads out to the stage in an ice-blue evening dress, with her hair pulled back and up and decorated with a rhinestone-studded ribbon of some sort. She's chosen "The Glory Of Love" to perform tonight. She starts bleating with the very first verse, but manages to get it under control quickly, and it's not so pronounced throughout the rest of the song. However, when she holds notes without the vibrato, they go flat and she starts losing momentum. There's a big tempo change from ballad to upbeat in the middle of the song, and she doesn't really match the band's energy. She also sings less of her song than other performers, I think. Unless the song is normally less than two minutes long, which I doubt. It's not a bad performance from her, but it's a typical mediocre and detached showing. She was better and more engaged last week. She waves thanks to the band after she's done.