Storm's going with "Just What I Needed," by the Cars. Which doesn't have a key change. But then none of this week's other songs do, either. I don't think weâll see a truly ugly song selection meeting until someone else tries to snake a key change out from under Storm. But back to this song. Like the one she picked last week, this is not a good match for her voice. She starts out singing from behind the microphone stand, staring straight into her close-up. Then there's a little sodomizing of the microphone stand, and she's done. A lot less mugging this time. Tommy tells her that he needs to think about it for a minute. Storm brightly agrees, not nervous at all. Dave tells her this was "night and day" from last week, which is kind of an exaggeration. It was night and twilight. Jason compliments Storm's professionalism, while the microphone stand silently begs to differ. Tommy's figured it out in the meantime: "I'd really just like to see more of you." Whatever does he mean by that? Well, it's not so much a double entendre, to put it mildly. Instead of suing Tommy on the spot for sexual harassment, Storm puts on her "Tommy, you bad boy" voice and gives him six letters: "Google." And she tips him a wink. Tommy got served, yo. Server-style. Moments later, during the commercials, the homepage for the National Weather Service crashes spectacularly.
Brooke comes back and reminds us that Lukas was "concerned" about his "pop hook." We're about to see how he deals with that. Unsurprisingly, he doesn't. He just leaves the boppy part out entirely, strutting around on the stage in his purple shirt, black suit and white tie, looking like an overdressed Muppet. He's doing the usual thing with his voice, and then when he gets to the softer part at the bridge, we see why he clings to that method; his non-gravelly voice isn't really all that strong or even controlled. Also, he needs to be careful with his wardrobe choices, because the outfit and the height and the moves just combined to evoke for me not Mick Jagger, but Duckie lip-syncing "Try a Little Tenderness" in Pretty in Pink. Not that that wasn't awesome in its own way, but I don't think it's what Supernova is looking for. I could be wrong, of course. When Lukas is done, Dave brings it honest-style: "I gotta tell you, watching you perform, you really come off kinda arrogant." Both Lukas and Storm and the audience are like, "Oooh...." But it's another one of Dave's fake-outs: "And that's absolutely awesome. You gotta be!" Oh, man, don't encourage him. Tommy tells him, "You're raising the bar, and I'm pulling up a barstool." Did he hire a writer or something? Gilby says that if they ever covered a Stones tune, that's how they'd do it. Well, not if they pick Dana, I bet.