The girls head to The Village music studio, where they meet up with Tom again. He goes through a list of all the musical luminaries who have recorded there, and Laura is so thrilled that she wants someone to pinch her. I'm sure Tom would oblige if she asked nicely. He's a really supportive mentor like that. So, also, there's a twist. Tyra has come up with a "really fun hook" that she'd like each model to incorporate into her song. Tom asks the models what "pot ledom" means to them. Angelea, with no hesitation, realizes that it's "top model" backwards. Allison looks so depressed right now, I can't even tell you. Tom is way too enthusiastic as he tells the ladies that Tyra wants each of them to incorporate the line, "Pot Ledom -- that's Top Model backwards," into their song. I spent a good 48 hours trying to come up with anything that could be considered even remotely more stupid than this, and was ultimately unsuccessful. Tom also emphasizes the fact that the girls are trying to make a viral video, which is all about fun. If Allison had one bone in her face that was not completely depressed before, it has figured out how to use itself to weigh down her frown even further. She feels completely defeated at the idea that she's going to have to work "Pot Ledom -- that's Top Model backwards" into her "fun" song about her father dying. I mean, I would actually like to see Bob Dylan or Joni Mitchell take a crack at that, just to determine if it's possible. Poor Allison, making the rookie mistake of being authentic and sincere, and infusing her work with meaning.
We first see Angelea in the recording studio, and she assures us that she's got the Pot Ledom situation under control. Her voice doesn't sound half bad, either. After Angelea goes, Lisa realizes that she should go last to avoid copycat performances by the others. She refers to "her craft," which I guess is "being weird on reality TV." We then cut to Shannon, who actually has a chance to be rival to Rebecca Black. I be like whoa, you are really tone deaf. By her own admission, Shannon is not the best singer, but her strategy is to have so much fun that you are fooled into believing that she's good, because she's having such a time of it. I think she actually just summed up the Taylor Swift strategy quite nicely. It's a vocal technique called, "Look at how pretty my hair is when I twirl!" Shannon adds a little rap at the end of her song. Because she's so fun! Meanwhile, Allison's face is completely red from crying. She tells us that having to work the whole Pot Ledom thing into a song involving her family (e.g., something that is not degrading and idiotic like everything else on this show) is making her more emotional than she would be otherwise. As she says she doesn't know if she can do it at all, we head to commercials.