Jillian Jensen, the bullied 19-year-old, is paired with a Latasha Robinson, 27, and not happy about it. Latasha appears a little domineering, which Jillian doesn't know how to deal with. Once they're onstage together, L.A. tries to pit them against each other before they even get started. And only a couple of lines in, Latasha totally forgets the words and has a crying fit, giving up even when Jillian tries to help her out by quietly singing the lyrics to her. So eventually Jillian stops worrying about her and steps forward into her moment, doing that raw, emotional thing she does for the rest of the song. Well, one of them impressed the judges, at least. Latasha apologizes to the stone-faced judges and Jillian even defends Latasha to them as well. Once they're off stage, Jillian's main concern is still for Latasha, who's storming off to cry. "That little 19-yar-old girl just stood there and outshined me.," she sobs. Not true; that implies Latasha did any shining at all.
Speaking of runaway lyrics, Freddie Combs's brain also goes into vapor-lock during his duet with Jessie Bryant, who resorts to scatting when he forgets the words as well. "All my eggs was right here," Jessie sobs backstage. Nick Youngerman also chokes, and tells the judges it's happening as its happening. I think they got that. A Jordan Shane has the same experience. But of course the real story, according to the editors, is how sad all of this truly is... for Britney.
We see a few moments of performances by the likes of Jason Brock, Camila Cabello, Owen Stuart and Lyric Da Queen, but it's all leading up to the main event. You know how CeCe Frey has those stupid Star Trek: Voyager leopard spots on one temple? She's painting them down the side of one leg as well. Now that's committing to a brand, even if it isn't a literal brand. If she gets one of those I hope they show it. She interviews that Paige Thomas has been her roommate since arriving in Florida, even after their Whitney-off we saw last night. They're also doing "Secrets" by One Republic, although Paige complains to Autumn Rowe about how she never wanted to do that song. Autumn basically tells her to suck it up.