There's plenty of fallout at the Mansion over Dilana's recent screw-ups. It couldn't happen at a better time, what with only six people left to sing and lots of room for filler. But on to the performances. Apparently, people voted online to choose what each Supernovice would sing tonight. For each performer, voters were given a choice between several songs the contestant had sung before, plus one "wild card" that had been sung by someone else. Unsurprisingly, the "wild cards" won every time. And with all the deadwood cut away, nobody's coasting any more. Lukas starts things off by trying to make us forget Dilana's performance of "Lithium," and the judges love it. Magni gets "I Alone," which he literally sings to the back row. Ryan's performance of "Clocks" explores a parallel universe in which Coldplay is fronted by Jerry Lee Lewis. Poor Storm has to shoehorn her big old alto into "Bring Me to Life," and ends up getting the show stolen from her by "backing vocalist" Toby. Who then does "Rebel Yell" and hauls a bunch of Tobyphiles up onstage for an impromptu American Randstand moment. And then Dilana straps on her Flying V for a cathartic performance of "Mother Mother." No, she doesn't smash the guitar, probably because she's afraid of wounding Magni with shrapnel again. Initial bottom three? Storm, Ryan, and Lukas. Ooh, that's going to sting the little skunkweasel.
After some borderline-existential blather about how half of the remaining field is going to be in the bottom three tonight, Supernova "awards" tonight's performance with them to Lukas. He belts out the heavy, mid-tempo song and does a good job on those long, high notes that Jason's been getting after him about this whole time. Not that I can remember the song at all right now. Toby gets his second encore, and bellows "Rebel Yell" from all over the damn place. When it comes time to announce the bottom vote-getters, the initial bottom three -- Ryan, Storm, and Lukas -- are joined by Toby and Dilana, leaving Magni the last man sitting. Ryan's back in the bottom three, pulling out all the stops for the Who's "Baba O'Riley" and making me wish he'd push a few back in. Storm's maiden bottom-three performance is the Beatles' "Helter Skelter," and she has a great time. Toby's safe, which means that we have another virgin in the bottom three: Dilana. Looks like the voters aren't so quick to forgive. Her rendition of Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer" is a mere formality, even when she gets lost and forgets the words. And then Tommy nearly triggers a riot in the auditorium when he cuts Ryan loose. Like Supernova hadn't made up their minds the minute Patrice left the building.
Brooke welcomes us to "Fan Selection Night." Wow, which of us will be chosen? Oh, never mind. What it means is that "you, the fans" (don't look at me, lady) chose the songs for the Supernovices to sing. She reminds us that the selection of a new lead singer for Supernova is just two weeks off. Can't wait. Clearly, neither can the remaining half-dozen in the Nut Gallery: Magni, Toby, Storm, Ryan, Dilana, and Lukas. Brooke also introduces Supernova and Dave, and gets right down to business. Which is, still, the way that Dilana shot off her stupid mouth last week. Dilana sits front and center in the Nut Gallery, looking blank and shell shocked from behind raccooned-out eye sockets. Like she survived the Holocaust instead of a bad week on a reality show.
We get a quick recap of Dilana's ill-advised comments during the press clinic before last week's shows, Dave's criticism thereof, and Dilana's rather defensive "apology" during the elimination show. And then we're in the Mansion at the post-elimination dinner. Much smaller table in there now, which only makes the dining room look more cavernous. Storm tries to break the tension by proposing a toast to "Dilana's first spanking" (she does love that word, doesn't she?), but Dilana only wants to ratchet it up higher by continuing to pout. "I feel like everything I say is taken the wrong way anyway," she whines. Toby shakes his head in annoyance, like he's thinking, So when you called me a poseur, you meant it as a compliment? Dilana interviews how bad she felt, and then we're back at dinner, where Ryan is self-righteously lecturing her about how he won't shit-talk people because he has to sleep with himself at night. I believe that last part, despite what Ryan told Dave last week. Why do you think so many of us recappers are married? Dilana sullenly attempts the excuse that she thought it was just for practice. Lukas declines to give her any slack, and then in an interview claims to wish that he could take it back for her, because of what Dilana's going through now. You'd almost believe it, too, until he glances away to conceal a smug glint in his eye. Back at dinner, Dilana says that she'll need some time while Storm comforts her. See, this is what irritates me the most about this situation: Dilana tried to screw everyone over, it blew up in her face, and now she pouts and expects everyone to go out of their way to make her feel better about it.