So, it's now time to learn if Melissa or Justin will be joining Tommy in the bottom two. It's Justin. I mean, thank God. Oooh! And Melissa, who is safe, will be performing "True Colors." That song is the greatest. John Rich tells us that Melissa can sing for real, but that she can also fall flat on her face. Melissa's having a hard time being away from her family, but is prepared to focus on the competition and give a 10 instead of a 7.5. Her performance is pretty awesome, in large part because she's opted not to scream the whole time. When she uses some restraint, she has a voice that's gorgeous and powerful and really pleasant to listen to. Girl has hit her stride. The one weird thing is that she doesn't sing the "like a rainbow" at the end. I hope this isn't because country music hates the gays! But it probably is. The gays have tried to reciprocate, but ultimately are suckers for a good line dance. Melissa gets a huge standing ovation. Jewel says that she's heard people some people wonder 1) if Melissa is a great singer; 2) if Melissa is a country singer. Jewel tells her that she's a great country singer. Jeffrey Steele wants to know what happened to Melissa. What he means is that she looks like she lost 40 pounds. Apparently, she's actually lost 67. While we're talking about numbers, Jeffrey tells her that her performance was a 10. John Rich thinks that Melissa is a great artist in addition to being a great singer. She is happy as a clam -- a skinnier clam! Who is beautiful like a rainbow. Suck it, gay haters.
It's time for Justin to sing his song -- "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." Well, he would know. Mad props to Cyndi Lauper, though - I hope she's getting royalties from this! In the mentoring video, Jewel tells us that it's no secret that what Justin needs to work on is his voice. How inconvenient that he's entered a singing contest. Once Jewel learns what Justin's song is, she tells us unequivocally that he's in danger. Justin performs, changing all the "I"s to "she"s. The backup dancers are wearing pajamas, thus fulfilling Jeffrey's dream. Justin actually starts off okay, utilizing his trademark limited range. He looks cute as hell, and the performance is much better than I expected. It's a decent country arrangement, too. John Rich tells him that he definitely showed some improvement, and also sounded like a country singer. John hopes it's not too late for him. Jeffrey makes a comment about the girls in pajamas, of course, and reluctantly tells Justin that he did a great job. Jewel tells Justin that he's most improved, and she's very proud of him and how hard he worked.