Nellie will sing "If I Were a Boy" by Beyonce, Aylin will sing "Take a Bow" by Rihanna and Charlie is assigned "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones. I hope Charlie is finally down for the count. He admits that it would suck to go home because he has something amazing going on with Aylin. Oof.
Aylin performs first, and proves her value as a competitor. She's emotional and a good singer, and obviously not thinking about Charlie. Zach Woodlee hugged himself giddily in her honor. Ryan Murphy tells Aylin that he doesn't root for her, and that no one laughs when they get slushied. He likes that she's Turkish and a Muslim, though.
Charlie sings next, because every week he "continues to make odd acting choices." Charlie is, as always, charming during his performance. He wrote some of his own words, stormed into the audience and sat next to Nikki. Ryan tells him it's not just about the performance, and he can't be such a weirdo on set.
"It's hard for me to say what you're doing is wrong, but it's hard for me to say that what you're doing is the show," Ryan tells Charlie. They're forming a bond. It's not healthy.
Nellie is up last, looking all adjusted and chill and like the person Ryan will send home this week. Her performance brings the ever-emoting Zach Woodlee to tears, perhaps out of relief that he didn't have to choreograph this week and just got to stand behind the monitor and judge people. He loves these last chance performances. Ryan tells her she's uncomfortable in her own skin sometimes when she's not behind a microphone. Zach says he's done telling her how wonderful she is, and that it's like they're asking her to be on Glee and not like she wants to be there. Ryan agrees, and he can't waste his time with people who don't exist to serve him.
So Aylin is definitely safe, and won't miss Charlie if he were to go, but they'll have another week together because he's Charlie, and Nellie is not an insufferable extrovert. But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the callback list, and Charlie's is the name not listed upon it. He and Aylin kiss like it's the last time she'll ever think of him, because it almost certainly will be. Goodbye, Charlie, goodbye weird acting choices, goodbye burgeoning romance B-story that was barely interesting.