Once the room has cleared out, the Contestants assemble.
Kara: "Jes, was that the best song you ever wrote?"
Jes: "I feel like maybe it was."
Kara: "You've become very good. We liked how your lyrics were appealing and cool and commercial. It's fun to care about what you say."
Leona: "I liked how you could cover it in any genre."
Keith: "Jes, thanks for finally making sense to me. The central conceit about coming alive was whatever, but the rest was great."
Kara: "I love how you have changed into a better version of yourself, because you're so talented and it's so great to finally see that, as a person listening to your music."
Jewel: "Pre-chorus could have been better -- [demonstrates how, in a very Kara way] -- but seriously, we're shocked at how good it was."
Jewel & Kara: "Scotty, you've really impressed us. You still like to say the same words over and over, but that's not so bad."
Keith: "Melodically, you are a champion. On the other hand, so is Bruno Mars which is exactly what your song sounds like."
Keith: "Why that's suddenly a problem, I won't explain."
Judgery: "Your crazy concepts, Sonyae, have once again carried you through."
Keith: "What I liked is how you managed to make the word blasphemy sound totally normal and not scary. Your melodies are still questionable, and you overcome this with all of your other talents, but still."
Kara: "[Very true, very Kara type things.]"
Jewel: "What would winning this mean to you?"
Jes: "Being handed something. I am tired. I work really hard, and that is killing me."
Kara: "You make me tired."
Scotty: "I would like some money, and to be gay a lot. Also, I have this prodigious talent and I don't know what else I'm supposed to do with myself."
Sonyae: "I am homeless, so it would be cool to have a home and food."
Judgery: "Could you talk about your horrible life until you cry? And you make everybody else cry because you're amazing?"
THE JUDGING OF THE JUDGES & BACKSTAGING OF THE STAGES