Annie's singing her fresh/fast jingle to a guitar player. She's not doing great, and it seems like she's not even sure about the words. Brande tries to help her through it. Annie gives a lot of instructions to the guitar player for how little she knows. She keeps wanting him to end on high notes, and it sounds weird. She says she couldn't get this right, and she really doesn't want to fail. Their music cuts to KOTU's, which is obviously better and Clint's instructions actually make sense. Joan says there are two equal parts in this, and they need to lay down the commercial now. Jesse says they have to wait until he's ready to do it. They find the studio empty, but he comes in, so Joan asks if they can do the commercial first. They do it, in two takes, and Clint gets back to his commercial. Athena's still struggling with the music. Annie keeps singing along with her musicians, and I'm not sure why. Brande says that all of a sudden things started clicking. I guess someone could like it better than the other one, but it's really boring. Brande and Annie love it, and they think all the other people in the room do, too. Annie says that no matter what happens, she wrote an amazing song. She thinks Clint can't do that much better than this, and if they win, it will be a high point of her life. She says she loves this song, and Brande seems a little less enthusiastic.
The next morning, Annie's really excited and doesn't care if they win or lose. Brande's still worried since they're going up against Clint. KOTU's coming in too. Everyone practices. Joan wants to walk past like a sign girl while he's singing, which he says they can talk about after rehearsal. She tells Jesse it's another idea rejected. She says if the first club owner she went to was Clint, she'd still be working at Wal-Mart. Wait, still?! Did she work at Wal-Mart? I feel like she pre-dates it. She says Clint shouldn't question the comedy, and if she had a car, she'd give it to Jesse. She shows Clint that she'll walk by and then say "Cluck, cluck, cluck. Splash." He wants her to just walk by and not say that stuff. So she says she's like Helen Keller, because he doesn't want to use the world's number one icon of comedy ("and also in London").
Athena presents their jingle, with Annie as presenter, obviously. They explain they have a woman singing because of the consumer base, which they're obviously using as a "NOT CLINT" selling point. Their singer comes out and sings, and the executives smile the whole time. They move on quickly to the commercial, which feels really rushed, like they should have cut some stuff out instead of just talking fast. Annie walks off the stage to the sound of her jingle. KOTU's turn. Clint comes to one mike, and introduces Clint Black. Joan walks by the with the sign. Clint sings, with a whole group of people harmonizing behind him. Then Clint introduces the commercial, which is really good. Clint feels confident and wants more money for his charity. The executives look happy. Joan thinks it would be amazing if the girls win, but she says Annie can do everything, you know, and the task should have been to walk on wire. Joan just can't pass up an opportunity to hate on Annie.