Storm thanks Ryan for the champagne and starts off the band. And on the opening, she builds just like you're supposed to, but her voice breaks a little on the first real scream. See? What did I say before? She's having a great time, though, finally getting to sing something she actually wants to sing. She works the runway for the first verse and chorus, while the House Band slashes away at their instruments while doing incongruous backup harmonies. After the first chorus, Storm descends into the crowd, asking if they know how to mosh. She reaches the back of the room and climbs the judges' dais, a spot that's getting almost as much use as the runway tonight. She does drop into Tommy's lap at one point, which no one else has done so far. After the second chorus, she warns, "Make some room," and leaps back onto the floor. She regains the stage for the last verse, clearly running low on breath. At the very end, she does a reverse stage dive, flopping on her back onto the waiting hands of the Teamsters below, who quickly deposit her back from whence she came. Amid wild applause, she heads over to stage left, where she gets a hug from Ryan. She's thinking that next time, she's going to plant burly stagehands at every possible stage-diving point in the auditorium.
Back from commercial, Toby, Dilana, and Lukas are still standing. Brooke wastes little time in telling Toby he's safe. That leaves Lukas and Dilana, who even Brooke realizes have never been in the bottom three before, or have even had to stand up before. So which of them is about to give their first bottom three performance? Brooke ratchets up the tension, then tells Dilana, "Welcome to elimination night." Dilana gives a quick goodbye kiss to Lukas, who shrugs and sits his ass down.
As Dilana crosses over to the stage, the audience is clearly unhappy, booing and giving thumbs-downs. It's not entirely clear whether they're booing Dilana or her appearance in the top three. But Tommy, for one, is incredulous at seeing Dilana in the bottom three. "What the hell's going on?" he wonders. Dilana bravely says that she screwed up, but calls this her "redemption." I don't think you can call it that before the fact, though. Otherwise you just sound like a cocky asshole all over again. Tommy asks what she's going to sing, and she says she just thought of the song at the last minute, "because it was so fitting to my situation." It's "Psycho Killer" by Talking Heads, and she's dedicating it to herself. Glad to see she's gotten over that cockiness thing.