The finalists are sitting at a table somewhere all facing out toward the camera.
Ashley informs the boys that he was impressed by certain things about each finalist. Isn't that helpful? Trevor says that there wasn't one person who stood out. Just like O-Town. Trevor finally breaks down and admits, "I like the third guy -- J.D." We see J.D. sing again, this time without his screw-up. His voice goes up and down as he sings "All Or Nothing," jumping his voice like he's getting spanked. "He interpreted the song," Trevor corrects me. Erik adds that when J.D. started singing his "rendition," Erik found himself listening. Unlike the other finalists where Erik was daydreaming about being back in bed with Ash, I guess. Jacob says that J.D. "obviously had the most experience with...uh, music." "Uh, music." That's what they create. Trevor says that #1 could dance. Paul's dance moves are best described as "*NSYNC In Restraints." Ashley thinks that #2 was the best dancer. There's a black-and-white flashback of Jason dancing. It's so bad I have to turn my head away from the television screen. Imagine Janet Jackson dancing inside Gary Coleman. There you go. Then Trevor says that #4 was a pretty good dancer as well. Michael does a few moves from Britney's Slave 4 U video, complete with hula-girl butt-shimmy. He even feels himself up. Erik says that the boys should just start their own group.
Out in the waiting area (and I'm aware that this is the only place where any boy on this show is officially "out"), the finalists debate what the boys of O-Town must be looking for. Helpful J.D. notes, "Well, I bet they saw something in each one of us." I'll skip the obvious joke again. Poor Scott thinks that this contest is some kind of stepping stone where after O-Town they'll be the next...what, Usher? Who do they think they'll become? Brian McKnight? I don't even know who Brian McKnight is. They just keep mentioning him on this show.
Erik asks whether they're looking for some kind of "all-around performer" like #5. The stripper-boy is all up in O-Town's faces in the flashback, crooning to each and every one of them like he's been paid to embarrass them. Trevor laughs at how ridiculous Scott was being, but Ashley explains that Scott was just trying to show his confidence. So that's what it was. Ashley explains to us again that this is a tough decision because they have to pick one, and there are five of them. The finalists are brought back into the room so that we can go to commercial.