Oooh! And then it's time for the Navy's own Tommy Stanley. He's an engineer in the Navy, and starts crying when he talks about his family. Tommy reminds us that he has a lot at stake -- mainly, if he gets booted he has to go the hell back to the military. Okay, can I tell you how much I love Tommy Stanley? He sings "Walking in Memphis," and I think the arrangement is holding him back a little and he's not totally locked into the tempo, but there's no doubt he can sing. We cut to Jan from The Office for a minute, like maybe this is the guy who was her assistant and gave her the CD. Jeffrey tells Tommy straight up that he has his doubts. The crowd boos him. John Rich thinks that he oversang, and asks if he was nervous. Jewel liked it, though. John Rich ends by saying that he did a good job. Billy Ray calls him an American hero. I mean, he is at least better than Josh Gracin.
Shawn Mayer is next. Her hometown has a population of 45! She's a tomboy and a part time mechanic, hog farmer, and volunteer firefighter. That's kind of awesome. Shawn had to let go of the love of her life, because he wanted her to stay in Iowa, and she wanted to pursue her dream. They don't have hogs and fires and broken down El Caminos in Iowa? She sings the country version of "Piece of My Heart." She's working it, but I don't love her voice. And she reminds me uncomfortably of Monica Lewinsky. Jeff Rich says she sounded like a girl singing in a bar, not a girl gunning for a major label contract. Jewel tells her that she has more range than she's even using. Jeffrey tells her that she needs to be spot on. They think she's a great singer, but she needs to be even better. She's got bad-ass cleavage, though. That might be enough to get her through to next week.
Next up is Third Town, a.k.a. Tony Toni Tone, Jr. This is the band with the punk rock looking guy in it. He's called "Little Toni." They've been working at this for 14 years, and say that they're the oldest in the competition. But they feel ageless onstage. And then they totally sing "Elvira"! I feel like I'm in third grade again, spending a Saturday night at grandma's place and watching The Barbara Mandrell Show. Only Little Toni plays guitar. The other two sing. One has a deep bass voice so can do the "Oom papa mow mow." It's all so-so. Jewel says that they need to figure out how to make them a modern act. John Rich asks who's the lead singer. They say they all are, and John Rich replies that that's a problem. They need a defined voice. Jeffrey feels like he's at the county fair. They need a defining sound. Third Town says that they'll give it to them. They mug as their call-in number is given, which is kind of annoying.