Amber worries that either they just didn't do well, or her absence from the stage will reflect poorly on her given the song, or whatever. I believe that Sonyae, while appalling in many ways, might be one of the best ones. However, she better win Hooker of the Week every week, because I doubt so very much that she can be of help to anyone, and also maybe this is her one trick she can do. For her part, Sonyae makes it clear that she's planning on blaming Amber.
I'M OKAY WITH THAT
Jackie's group and Nick's group take the stage... And it turns out their punk and melodic, respectively, songs did the best. RCA dude calls Nick's song "edgy" which it wasn't, but he liked the lyrical metaphors and Kara liked how immediately the songs grabbed the judges. Nick, Jes and Karen win the night; all six of them go home for some rockin' house parties bro.
So now it's down to Sonyae's group and Scotty's group, who sang the two songs your recapper actually liked. Jewel, however, thinks they were terrible. Scotty's was unmemorable and unemotional; Sonyae's was trite, confusing and uninspiring. And then Scotty's team loses, and Kara sings their hook at them weirdly, in her way, and Jermaine yells at them for taking too long to get to the hook.
Leaving: Creative Director, Leader of Men, and Elvis.
Scotty explains that he wrote the melody of their loser song but that Nevin's constant onslaught of clichés didn't make it in there. Which Nevin thinks is a bus throw, and maybe Scotty thinks that too, but I mean, the song lost. So whatever reason you have for randomly saying that Nevin didn't contribute to the songwriting process, you failed it.
Kara tries to explain how Scotty was selling the vocal, not the song. Not the lyrics, not the melody, just his singing and attempting to put magic into the song that is not in the writing. They ask Nevin how he leadershipped the song this week and he says that he wrote the line about how "they" want to fuck with you and break you and all that, and both Kara and Jewel are horrified by that line because it's off-putting and aggressive. Once again, Nevin is ashamed for a moment as he realizes that this is going to be on TV and he's racking up a considerable number of misses for somebody who never misses, but then he just bitches at Jewel. Right in her face. So angry.