Back in the auditorium, Dave tells the Supernovices to bring it. "No train wrecks this week," he warns, and announces that Lukas is going first. As Lukas heads over to the stage, we get another new, filler-rific development: little pre-performance interview segments. Oh, hot damn. In this one, we learn that Lukas is just like everyone else, but with more makeup.
Brooke reminds us that "Dilana killed it earlier this summer," while Lukas is in the background whipping up the crowd from the stage pre-song. When "Lithium" starts, it's just piano, while Lukas sings the opening verse softly from behind the mic stand. He stretches out the last line of the first verse, which is the signal that the House Band is going to kick it on the chorus. Which they do. Things tone down again for the second verse, during which Lukas works the whole stage and the runway. The crowd's loving it, and even Jason can't stay in his seat. Lukas finishes up, and enjoys the noisy adulation of the crowd.
Dave tries one of his little fakeouts, where he tries to act all offended that somebody rearranged a classic song, but nobody believes him. Least of all Lukas. Dave says that it was awesome, but it's not so dramatic when he has to holler it over cheering. Tommy, in a pink cowboy hat for some reason, says that he believes in letting the music do the talking. "And that was talking, baby." And yet Tommy doesn't shut up. He adds that he dug the new arrangement, and was "captivated" by Lukas's singing. Gilby blandly says that it was Lukas's best performance, and Jason tells Lukas he "opened up" like Jason's always wanting him to. Even though he really kind of didn't. I'm starting to wonder if maybe Jason isn't starting to get overruled in regards to Lukas's voice.