And now, of course, it's down to Gabe and Cof-FAY. I mean, duh. Gabe is safe. Billy Ray says that Cof-FAY is electric. Boogie woogie woogie. Cof-FAY thanks everyone for everything. If we don't catch him on tour this summer, we can catch him at a local church leading worship. Jesus take the wheel and drive me to a church in a different county. And lo, the four finalists will all be appearing together on the Nashville Star tour. Excuse me for a moment as I rush over to Ticketmaster!
Gabe sings his final song, "Living in Fast Forward" by Kenny Chesney. It's predictably good, if predictably not totally overwhelming. Jeffrey reminds America that this is the last time they'll get to vote, and also adds that anyone who doesn't think there's a lot of great talent tonight can kiss his country ass. That sounds kind of appealing. Whatever, Jeffrey Steele is hot. I do agree that these three are the best of the bunch, and I'm happy that they're the last contestants standing. Jeffrey tells Gabe that his voice is radio all day long, and predicts a finalist showdown. John Rich thinks that Gabe is important to country music, and commends Jewel for getting Gabe to come out of his shell. He thinks there's a record deal in Gabe's future whether he wins the show or not. And then Jewel says, "We all live in this town, and we see what the labels have." I thought Jewel lived in Texas? In any case, she says that Gabe isn't a vain singer, and so doesn't oversing. She loves it, even though she wants to see him continue to stretch vocally.
And with that, it's time for each of us to fully participate in the democratic process and vote for our favorite contestant. Tune in next Monday at 10 to find out the results!