Shannon of course decides to write about her husband, or Jesus, or both. Lisa tells us that she's been writing songs for years, so no one could be more ready for this than her. "Songs." Lisa's lyrical inspiration is her stance in the competition, which she describes as, "If you want to hang out with me, you'd better hold on tight." She sings her title hook, "I Be Like Whoa." Wherever she is, Maya Angelou just wept at the power (and/or nonsensical meaninglessness) of Lisa's words. Tom also loves it. And then we get a flash of Shannon writing her song, but the big story here is that she's sitting on a divan next to a birdcage that has a sign on it that says, "Pure." What. The. French. We then see Tom working with Dominique and Laura to tweak their lyrics a bit for better effect. And then there's Allison. She's sprawled out on the floor, and also appears to have scabby knees. Neither of those things is good. Lisa explains to us that Allison can do the challenge, she's just freakishly freaked out. Allison hands her lyrics to Tom, who detects that they are meaningful to her. He says that he loves them. Allison explains that she wrote about her father, who passed away last year. She's feeling overwhelmed, and tells us that the things that surface when you're in a pressure cooker situation are often things that matter. Like a message carved in a pan of low-fat brownies, tearing a path through the crusty chocolate surface.
With the 20 minutes having passed, Tom gathers the girls to announce the challenge winner. He says that Lisa and Angelea were both standouts. Lisa's lyrics were great and they didn't even have to tweak the chorus. Angelea had a strong story, and knew what she wanted. But the winner is Lisa, and this means that she'll get to see her fiancé, whom she describes as her better half. The linguistic innovation just flows out of her like water from a rusty spigot!