When we return, it's time for panel. There are prizes, there are judges. Game is the guest judge, and ALT is wearing his Music Man hat again, perhaps in tribute to the concept of music that has been so wronged throughout the episode. Dominique is up first for critique, and her song, "Tooch Ya Booty," is really just a big advertisement for Cover Girl products. She actually mentions her LashBlast eyes! She writhes around a bunch and looks pretty good, and then things cut to fucking Tyra Banks tooching her booty against Keenan. And so went the day that Keenan became a man. The song sounds fine but isn't really one of the melodic standouts. Tyra says that Dominique looks like a star, and can actually sing, but needs to exaggerate the words with her mouth more while still remaining pretty.
Laura is up next, with her mega-hit "Southern Sweet Girl." There is so much writhing on the bed, and the Ark Music Factory rapper guy does double-duty on this one so we aren't subjected to Laura's singing for all that long. The hook is actually really catchy though. Nigel deems the whole thing lovable and adorable, which is consistent with Laura's brand. And then we cut to ALT, who is SO FUCKING OVER THIS SHIT. Tyra totally tricked him into being on this show with the high-fashion season, and now he has to fucking watch Laura Kirkpatrick write in her diary with a pink pen. He monotones that Laura's video is giddy, fun and charming, but the subtext says, "Anna Wintour will never have me over for dust sandwiches again! I'm ruined."
Then there's Angelea, whose video for "I'm Here" proclaims that at the end of the day, she doesn't care what a hater has to say. Well, the panel's remarks should just roll off of her like unicorn tears, then. I really like the song, but ALT says that the video fell a little flat, and that he would have liked to see her get away from the fence a little. It's true that she clung to that thing like it was her archnemesis's weave. Game agrees with ALT's assessment. Then Tyra graces us with one of her profound bon mots: "Now people are hearing music with their eyes." So be prepared the next time you watch your iPod on mute. Put the headphones right in your corneas. Tyra tells Angelea that she was blank during what is really an angry song. Angelea says that she's disappointed but not defeated, and that she knows she can do better.