Clip time! The Supernovices pile into a product-placed pickup/SUV hybrid monstrosity and head back to the recording studio to meet Supernova. They all take turns singing part of a different song from last week. It starts with a "hey hey hey, ho ho ho," which is always a good sign. Magni sings a bit, then Patrice interviews that it's getting tough for Supernova to choose (though not where Patrice is concerned, she doesn't say). Lukas sings, Ryan sings and gives another unilluminating interview, Patrice sings, Dilana sings, Storm sings, Dilana again, Ryan again, and Toby, and Lukas sings the last line. Magni interviews that there's no margin for error any more. Now that Zayra's gone, he doesn't add. And in the recording studio, Toby finishes up and takes off his headphones.
And then we're back in the auditorium to find out who's singing tonight's song with Supernova. Jason reminds us that this is going to happen every week from now on. As for the one they chose tonight, Jason says, "If the Thunder from Down Under could keep his shirt on for a minute...." The crowd cheers as Toby heads over to the stage to meet Supernova.
Brooke introduces "Supernova featuring Toby Rand on vocals." There's a lot less buildup this time, but we still go to that tape-to-film look for the actual performance. The song itself isn't very fast, which you can tell because Tommy keeps on both his shirts when he drums. The music is all crunchy, staccato guitar chords, and the verse isn't so much singing as some arrhythmic talking. Which Toby pulls off just fine. The chorus is more "hey hey hey, ho ho ho," and Gilby does some backing vocals. Toby gets a bit of an American accent talking through the second verse, which is weird. And then he sticks out an arm and I'm confused to see that the tattoo on his arm that I've always thought read "MUSIC" actually says "MIWSIC." I hope somewhere in Melbourne there's a defrocked tattoo artist. The band gets through the whole song without ever doing a solo. Then they're done, and they all come out to the end of the runway to take their bow with Brooke. She sends us to commercial with a promise to tell us who the bottom three is, and we're out. But not before we get a look at Dilana, sitting stock-still in the Nut Gallery so as not to turn around and bury a boot heel in Ryan's throat.
Commercials. It can't be good that I dig the "Lunch Lady" song by the bad high-school band in the Kmart ad more than the Supernova song we just heard.
Coming back, Brooke tells the Supernovices that there's more to this gig than singing: "You also have to deal with the press." Conveniently, the finalists had a chance to practice doing just that this week when a bunch of media types converged on the Mansion to do some interviews. Let's go to the clip.