After watching the first video, it's clear to me that Michael is hot, Abraham is a star, and we can pretty much forget about everyone else this week. Robert gathers the contestants to tell them that Shanna, Charlie, Ali, Michael, Blake, Abraham, Nellie, and Dani are on the Callback List, in that order. Mario needs to work on conveying emotions through his body since he can't through his eyes, and Lily "wasn't popping." With that warning, they are also on the Callback List.
Aylin is getting lost in the shuffle, and it doesn't seem to Zach like she "really wants this." Maxfield seemed lost, and his performance was bland. Tyler was just annoying and terrible. Taryn was too withdrawn, and not abnormal enough despite never having been on a plane. Taryn is on the List, leaving Aylin, Maxfield, and Tyler to perform.
Aylin is performing "Without You" by David Guetta, Maxfield is singing "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson, and Tyler will perform "ABC" by the Jackson 5 for Ryan Murphy. Tyler is skeptical, as usual, because "a child sings that song." Oh go away, Tyler, your attitude is terrible, not cute.
Up first is Aylin, who is here because they want her to be "on" all the time. Her voice is stunning, and she will certainly stay another week. I am disappointed to see that Ryan Murphy is yet again hatless, making this week's Douchey Hat Quotient 0. Tyler performs "ABC" pretty well, but I still think his personality sucks. Ryan tells him he was not moved, (but Ryan wishes he was because they've never had a transgendered individual on the show before). Maxfield's vocal performance of "Always On My Mind" is better, but his personality is still that of a Saltine Cracker. Ryan found Maxfield charming and simple.
Ryan Murphy suggests sending two people home, which excited me for a moment. He's a jealous god, and a temperamental king. In the end, only one will leave, though. Robert posts the Callback List, and the three contestants in jeopardy check it to the opening strains of "Keep Holding On." Aylin was called back, of course, and then we learn that Maxfield was not. Meh, I'm fine with that, but not really looking forward to another week of Tyler's attitude. In the surreal close of each episode, the eliminated contestant is forced to sing the lead in "Keep Holding On," then walk backwards into the darkness -- a fitting end for contestants competing on a reality show on Oxygen.