Previously on Making the Band: Erik met his real father on TRL. That Carson Daly can do anything, can't he? Erik said his brain was going through "craziness." A topless Trevor asked Erik what was wrong. Erik said he doesn't like to share his problems with people. Ashley cuted something about needing Erik to pick up the slack. Erik apologized a few times. He'd better be sorry, because now I'm watching a spinning Jacob kick off the opening credits, and I don't feel so good anymore.
Statue of Liberty. The screen tells us that we are in a magical land known as "New York City." The guys are laying down the finishing touches of "Every Six Seconds," a song that basically says, "Girl, I'm trying to be a nice guy and all gentleman-like, but I'm just a young boy. Every six seconds I'm gonna thump my dick into the small of your back, asking you to give it up again." It's a heartfelt, touching melody about young love. It ain't no "Bootylicious," though. Is Trevor's only job on this show to tell us the exposition? We watch all of the boys record backup vocals as the British men in the sound studio goo and coo over them. "Another cold shower!" is the whiny part that Dan attempts a few times. Erik is rifling through a deck of O-Town cards, picking out which boy is totally his imaginary boyfriend. You know what I hate about young boys who think they can sing? When one person is trying to nail their part, the others are not-so-quietly singing in the background, acting like they're "trying" to do the part as well, but really they're hoping that the producers hear them and go, "Yeah. Like Ashley here. Listen to Ashley. Here. Better yet, Ashley, why don't you just record it?" The Popstars bitches did this, too. It's so annoying and sounds like seventeen different notes floating around the room and the person trying to sing will never get the part right.
Jacob tries to sing his part, and the producers are stumped. They don't know how to make it sound like Jacob could maybe sing just one single note. They end up pointing and singing for him, trying to get him to mimic their singing. Fifty-year-old men are singing at Jacob. How does this boy still not know he's talentless? The other producer just starts laughing at the one who's trying to teach Jacob to sing. The producer then tries to explain the song to Jacob, as if knowing what the words mean will help him to sing them to the correct notes. Jacob looks upset that the producers aren't immediately into "his sound" and are asking him to "sing softer."