Brooke tries to blow our mind by saying two names together: Dilana and Cyndi Lauper. What's the big? I always assumed they had the same colorist. Anyway, tonight Dilana is singing "Time After Time." She's on a stool at the end of the runway in another colorful Morticia outfit, sitting next to Jim the Rhythm Guitarist, who is accompanying her on acoustic. She sings the first verse all sweetly like Marianne Faithfull or something, but is off her stool and walking around singing to the audience by the first prechorus. Jim also backs her up on vocals during the chorus, and they sound good together. Dilana builds up to a dramatic, full-on roar for the "I will be waiting" line, and then winds it down softly. Jim gets a hug and kiss from her for his trouble. It was good, but like Patrice, Dilana needs to change things up a little more. She really hasn't shown Supernova the godawful, sucky side of her voice yet.
Dave calls her "Sweet Dilana" and tells her that whatever she does, he gets chills every time. Tommy calls her "enchanting," which is not a word I ever imagined him using. Jason gives props to Jim, calling it a "duet," which is overstating the case a bit. Even so, Dilana makes the classy move of leading him out for his own bow. Which is probably totally calculated, but I don't even care. She then stands in Brooke's shadow for another voting spiel. This is probably the first time many viewers actually listen to Brooke tonight.
I think that one obstacle Josh has that nobody talks about is all the damn fidgeting he does before every performance. If they don't pick him as lead singer, Supernova can hook up wires to him to power their amps. Tonight, he's singing "No Rain." And come on, how you gonna rock that up? It's about one step up from a novelty song. Josh might as well come out in a bee suit. He does his best, though. The guitars are louder than on the original, and Josh wisely avoids the deadly Hoon Croon. The line "speak my point of view" is one he infuses with particular meaning. The lighting designers don't help, backing him up with some hippie-looking blue and green lights. Jason scowls and shakes his head, Josh sings some more, the band does a little stop so the audience can sing an "oh-oh-oh-oh," and Jason sighs like he's got heartburn.
Once Josh is done, Dave informs him that he escaped elimination last week, "Literally by the skin of your teeth." I guess Dave was fairly privy to that discussion, but "literally?" Ew, I'd hate to be Josh's dentist. Now Dave says that Josh is back where he started. Josh fails to suppress a frustrated eye-roll. Tommy tells Josh, "That was a fairly challenging song for a Mr. Soul Man." Josh confesses that he misses his soul, and has been trying to repress it, which I imagine is probably as successful as those church programs for "fixing" gay people (less likely to end in suicide, of course). But now, after listening to Supernova's music, Josh thinks that that there are elements of soul and blues in it. Does Josh do yoga? Because damn, that boy can stretch. He asks the guys to be open-minded. Gilby agrees with Josh to a point, but he wants to see "How [Josh's] going to bridge that." "Right on," Josh non-answers. I'm totally trying that in my next job interview. "Tell me about a difficult situation you had to deal with at your last position." "Right on."