The final video will be "Tonight, Tonight" by Hot Chelle Rae. The theme of this last video is, of course, High School Prom, and they will each play a character. Aylin's character will be a Muslim who is sneaking out to prom against her parents' wishes, Blake is the popular, but humble prom king, and Ali is "the flirty mean girl." This is so stupid, I hate them all.
For their last chance performances, the contestants will get to choose their own song. Finally something interesting, Robert Ulrich.
The final video will include some choreography with the ever-delighted Zach Woodlee. We see Ali struggle with the choreography because, duh, she is in a wheelchair and can't move her legs. Is this supposed to make us worried for her? It's not working. Ryan Murphy loves that chair.
In the vocal studio, Nikki notes that all the final contenders "need to bring it today." Blake's chorus sounds bad, but his verse is strong, and he looks great, so Nikki is captivated. Aylin sounds great as usual, but struggled with the lyrics. Ali annoyed me as ever, but no one else. Whatever, I guess I don't actually care who wins anymore, as long as it ends.
The rest of the eliminated contestants were rushed in and out of the studio in groups to sing the chorus. We brought you back, but we don't want to see your faces, OK? In the mentoring session, Chris Colfer tells them to choose their final song wisely. They all had a laugh, and no one learned anything.
At the video shoot, Robert says this is "the last part of the longest audition ever." You're telling me, Robert. I know more about these people than I ever wanted to. Now I have to watch them go to fake prom. And there's a balloon drop, thank god. If there's one thing the world needs more of, it's balloon drops. And I say this with 100 percent sincerity. If you want something to go well, you'd better put a bunch of balloons in a god damn net above our heads.
Aylin's part of the shoot is up first, and it goes well. She does a very convincing job of playing a Muslim girl who doesn't play by all those conservative rules. The coaches worry, though, that Aylin may not be able to handle "the backlash" that would come with playing the character they will obviously write for her. Oh yeah, there's going to be so much backlash from Aylin being in the background of seven episodes on Glee. Let's be honest about what we're offering here, Robert.