Finally, it's CeCe Frey's turn, and I don't want to alarm anyone, but her painted-on leopard spots appear to be spreading. CeCe flashes back to Demi declaring her girl-crush on her at her first audition. Pre-audition, Demi gives CeCe some advice, saying she has a lot of confidence and attitude, "and sometimes it borderlines a little unlikeable." In other words, stop acting like an arrogant fucking sociopath. CeCe admits in an interview that this was her one fear, and starts to confess to Demi about her array of defense mechanisms, which Demi cuts off with advice to use the emotions she's feeling right now. So after this whole sequence about how CeCe is a fragile little snowflake inside her tough exterior, she has to go up to the living room and admit that she's singing "I'm Sexy and I Know It." Oh, awesome. Turns out it's not a song that really works well with only an acoustic guitar as backup, let alone with whatever melody CeCe has composed for it.
After she leaves, Nick says CeCe took direction well, and at exactly the right time. Demi is worried about how she's going to eliminate two people. CeCe chokes out a confessional about how she's tired of holding it together. "I don't think you're going to see these tomorrow," she says, indicating her spots. She certainly has taken Demi's advice to heart. It'd be more convincing if her dead, soulless eyes weren't still drier than the Sahara, though.
That night, Nick and Demi sit on her floor and deliberate while the Young Adults stress out in what appears to be their one bedroom.
In Miami Beach, one of Simon's living rooms is packed with the six Groups in the category. Emblem3 goes on trash-talking the competition, none too discreetly, either. The five-boy Frankengroup Playback has been rehearsing nonstop since being thrown together, spurred by the taste of rejection they already choked down back at Boot Camp. Simon and Marc Anthony sit down with them to give them some encouragement. Owen Stuart moons over his long-lost girlfriend Tori like before, and then we see them take the patio Simon's having them use as a stage. They sing a hip-hop version of "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oates, with a bit too much dorky bopping and passing the lead around throughout. Owen seems to be the standout. After they clear out, Marc says he was bored, but Simon disagrees. "You just don't get them, do you?" he says. I bet Mariah Carey is sooo disappointed that she missed out on this gig last season.