Again, they start out with John behind the piano, and the Stargate decorated with the word "Unforgettable" like it's the name of a nightclub, but it comes off as a constant reminder instead. Which is ironic, if you think about it. They sound pretty good together, although it's hard to not think that in order to be truly faithful to the original duet version of this song, John Legend would have to be dead. Having him pinned down behind the piano for the whole song is almost as good, though.
As a few Tweets pop up on the screen for me to ignore, Quddus chats with Bridget for a minute and then throws it to Kelly, who says it was Bridget's best performance ever. It's certainly the best I have ever heard her sing. Robin says he'd love to hear John remake it on an album some time. "You forgot to say remake it with Bridget," Bridget corrects. It would be kind of embarrassing if Robin hadn't actually forgotten. Jennifer is almost completely complimentary aside from mentioning a few breath support concerns. Which should ensure that Bridget works on nothing but breath support for the entire coming week.
J Rome is doing "God Bless the Child," with Jennifer, which she says is about being successful and famous, like she thinks J. Rome is going to be. She certainly has the right to think that. Jennifer acts like a true-life Amy Sedaris character in rehearsal, calling J Rome on a nervous eye-twitch he seems to have developed. Or maybe it's just a defense mechanism.
They start out their performance with J Rome emerging from the Stargate while Jennifer perches on a stool, until he hands her down so she can blow him away on the bridge and almost all the way to the end -- but then he gets to throw in a run right at the end. It's pretty bombastic, enough to get Kelly to give them a standing ovation despite what Quddus says is a hairline fracture in her foot. He asks J Rome if America wants to see this kind of versatility from him, like he's going to say nope. Kelly says he did a better job than some people on awards shows who already have careers, and adds, "You're welcome, America," like J Rome is a favor she did us. John says he would have expected J Rome to do better on the Usher song he blew last week than on this, but "You just murdered it." Robin agrees that it was "Grammy-worthy," like that's the highest compliment anyone can think of.