Normally, where Brooke comes back and tells us who's in the bottom three so far, we get a full ranking of all five Supernovices. Toby is first, followed by Lukas, Magni, and Storm, with Dilana bringing up the rear. Whose fans will rescue him from the bottom three? Oops, did I just give it away?
Brooke reminds us that the winner will be declared in just one week from tonight. Less, by the time you read this. She says that the votes that determined tonight's bottom three were "literally double last season's, and almost too close to call." She introduces Tommy as "one of the few men who knows how to bleep himself," although she Nealons the joke so badly it's barely understandable. She remarks that Tommy looks kind of tired tonight, and he says it's because he just got back from the MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e/Aerosmith tour he's on. Short tour, huh? I think this is the first time they've deliberately blown the illusion that each week's shows are taped more than a day apart. He calls the tour "off the block," then remembers to throw a bone to the bandmates in the room by telling them he's "really looking forward" to their tour as well. Yeah, I'm "really believing" him, too.
Brooke then introduces Dave, who wants to be "the first to congratulate [Brooke] on [her] pregnancy." Is he really the first? Well, he's the first to do so on the air, which I guess is the only thing that matters. Yes, a little Rivulette is on the way. She admits, "I didn't know how much longer I was going to be able to hold this in," as she pats her tiny little tummy. She looks less pregnant than I do. Dave asks Brooke if they know the baby's gender yet, as if given the length of the skirt she's wearing tonight he can't tell from the back of the hall. She says that they're having "another baby girl." Dave says the world needs "another little Brooke Burke," and Tommy agrees as rapidly and grossly as possible. Meanwhile, Brooke's baby daddy tells her to cross her legs until this gig is over with. And change their phone number. And then he buys many, many guns.
After the recap of last night, Dave calls it one of the best shows they've ever had, thanks mostly to the originals. Dave starts the group interview with Lukas, who says that he's happy to have played his song to the world. "I'm used to playing to empty beer bottles and ashtrays, dude." Wow, Lukas is so good at being interviewed that he doesn't even have to wait for the question. Someone in the crowd is holding up a sign that says "Rossi Posse." I'm going to try not to beat myself up for not thinking of that.