Next is Charley Jenkins. He's a real cowboy, and has been roping and riding almost all his life. I didn't start roping and riding until at least my sophomore year of college. Charley's dad was diagnosed with cancer, and Charley went home to be with him. It was the best decision he's ever made, he said, as he got to spend two months with his dad before he passed away. Charley is ready to out-work everyone in the competition. He has a deep voice, and goes right into the audience as he sings, "I Like It, I Love It," by Tim McGraw. He's like the Taylor Hicks of Nashville Star. It's a little creepy. Jewel says that she didn't believe it. John Rich says that he likes Charley and likes his voice when he's not running around like a Garth Brooks impersonator. Jeffrey says he hated it, he hated it, he wants no more of it. But he thinks Charley has a really cool voice, and hopes that he'll make it through another week. Charley looks like he's about to cry. He should, of the shame. That was terrible.
Justin Gaston is next. He's a part-time model. With those eyebrows? Oh, but then we see him on a modeling job with some tight-ass pants. Oooh, and then boxer briefs! All right, then. Justin is admittedly a mama's boy, which is kind of charming. He sings "Drops of Jupiter." Huh. Jewel totally wants to do him. The performance is pretty mediocre, though, even if he looks good. Billy Ray says he's never felt older or uglier than when he's standing next to Justin. NEVER? Don't make me do a Google Image search. Jeffrey did not like the performance at all. John Rich thought it was interesting to see that song done as a country song. Jewel pipes in that it was a bold choice. You know something is wrong in the formula when effing "She checks out Mozart while she does Tae Bo" is a bold choice. John says that the singing was shaky. Jewel thinks Justin needs a woodshed to practice in. I bet she does. As we are thrown to commercial, we get another shot of Jan from The Office. Not that I don't love her, but maybe they could get, like, one other network celebrity so she doesn't have to carry this weight all by her lonesome?