On to Britney's house in Malibu and the six Teens in her category: Carly Rose Sonenclar, Reed Deming, Diamond White, James Tanner, Arin Ray and Beatrice Miller, who sit around in her fourth living room talking about how they're "pre-team Britney" until they know who she picks as her final four. Diamond White is going to be starting out, and she reminds us that the apartment she lives in is so small that she shares a bed with her mom, which I'm sure her mom doesn't dig either, especially when she has a date. Diamond goes out and presents herself in front of Britney and will.i.am and does a slow, torchy version of her song that's good, but not so great that she might not want to start shopping for a hammock. Will.i.am tells Britney she sings well, but is too concerned with her moves. Britney agrees that Diamond needs to work on her stage presence. The other teens in the house are pretty intimidated by her, possibly because they could only hear it and not see it.
Reed Deming tells us that his "entire life has been in preparation for this moment." All thirteen years? He goes out and sings the Plain White Tees' "Delilah" like a male version of last year's Drew, all slow and emotional. Not a bad stunt, but he's too young for it. Britney remarks that he was nervous but could probably do better and will.i.am characterizes him as a "little emperor." But just imagine how much more nervous he would have been if he'd had to do that in front of Justin Bieber.
It's back-to-back mini-Biebers, as James Tanner comes out and raps perfunctorily. Will.i.am somehow doesn't laugh in his face. James Tanner is done, I'm thinking.
Arin Ray reminds us how he made it to the live shows with Frankengroup InTENsity last year. We see will.i.am and Britney giving him advice to use his experience and then he sings them "Starships" by Nicki Minaj, which isn't really a singing song, but he makes it one. And an emotional ballad, no less. It leaves the other teens in the house looking a little sick. Will.i.am says Britney would need to work with him, but she says she likes watching him. Also, she might just want to reward his persistence a bit.