Lukas starts it out like a hymn, going quite high on the opening verse and thus demonstrating a considerable level of security considering the glittery eyeliner he's sporting tonight. Then he cinches up his throat and does his Lukas thing through the middle. When it gets quiet again at the end, Dave holds up his cell phone, which doesn't really have the same effect considering there are more lights on him than I have on me all day. All the "Rossi Posse" and "Rossi Possi" signs in the audience waggle happily at the end as Paula Abdul does a big overhead seal-clap. Her manicures must cost more than my house payment.
For his second song, Lukas does "Head Spin" sans House Band, simply accompanying himself on his left-handed acoustic guitar. There are some songs where you can strip it down, and it's still exciting and vital. I don't think this is particularly one of them. If I didn't already know the song from hearing it twice last week, I don't think I'd care for it much here. I miss the appropriately dizzy guitar arpeggios. Lukas's voice sounds good, though.
Before giving Lukas his props, Dave calls out Paula Abdul: "When she wants to hear great singing, she comes to Rock Star: Supernova!" She stands and takes a bow, and somehow Tommy manages to not hit on her very much when the spotlight finds her in the audience. The weirdest thing, though, is the spectacle of Lukas Rossi waving at Paula Abdul from the stage. Things you never thought you'd see. Dave tells Lukas what a great show this is, and tells him he did a great job. He adds that all season, he's wondered whether he could listen to Lukas perform for two hours. But now he says Lukas has shown so much variety that he'd not only listen, he'd buy a ticket. Everybody cheers instead of pointing out that Dave is rich. Tommy calls Lukas's performances "cool as hell," and Gilby appreciates Lukas's willingness to take a chance: "That's what rock & roll is all about." Dave tells Lukas for some reason, "Grab your torch, head back to camp." Maybe Dave's not as rich as I thought, if he'll take a check from Mark Burnett for saying that.
Brooke says Dilana is doing a song that's already been sung this season, "but she thinks she can do it better." And about what song is she daring to make such a bold claim? It's "Roxanne." Oh, way to set the bar high for yourself, Dilana. I could do that song better. I have done that song better. Dilana starts out behind the microphone stand, crutchless and leaning on a jaunty cane instead. She sings the first line beautifully and a capella, with a few bluesy flourishes that the crowd loves. Jim the Rhythm Guitarist strums along as she heads into the first chorus. During the end of the second verse, the camera circles in close around her, and before the second chorus, she says, "Sing it, boys." And out of nowhere, the three guys are behind her singing "Roxaaaane" during the chorus. Well, Magni and Toby are, but Lukas is going, "yeah, yeah, yeah." I'm not surprised that harmony isn't his thing. They sound great, though. I would have to agree with Dilana that she did it better than Chris did. Some might even make a case that she did it better than The Police did. All three of the guys hug Dilana before returning to the Nut Gallery, as she tells the audience, "Let's hear it for my boyfriends!" Just try to triangulate Dilana's taste in men from that comment.