Coming back from the ads, Khloe's now at the judges table, having some stilted conversation with Britney and greeting L.A. when he gets back late. Britney introduces Beatrice Miller, whom we see at home in Maplewood, New Jersey. Britney apparently chose a song that Beatrice wouldn't have picked herself, but assures her she'll do well if she sells it.
And that song turns out to be one that I wouldn't have picked either, because I've never heard it before. It's a slow, emotional ballad, which Beatrice sings on a starlit stage with crimped hair and some weird Newsies Beyond Thunderdome getup, and a silly giant projection of herself in the background at the end. Oh, wait, it's "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz, mixed around almost past the point of identifiability. Which I still wouldn't have picked.
L.A .compliments her believability and lovability, Demi is impressed, and Simon thinks the song was the right choice for Beatrice, although he calls her on some pitch issues when she pushed it, which he's willing to chalk up to nerves. Britney has only nice things to say to her, though, because she doesn't have much to say about anything. Mario comes out and cheesily asks Beatrice what it's like to work with Britney, and Beatrice basically says she's super nice. Fortunately Beatrice is still young enough that this can be interpreted as a compliment.
Time for Jason Brock, who's gotten a minor makeover from his Harry Potter bangs to a slick pompadour. L.A. has apparently dubbed him "Mr. Entertainment," so no pressure.
And then Jason comes out in a zebra-patterned Wayne Newton outfit, complete with Wayne Newton's backup dancers, and bellows a recent Jennifer Lopez single that calls on him to use almost none of his range. Britney kindly says he could have chosen a better song, but it was "interesting and entertaining." Demi also loves Jason, but agrees that it wasn't the right song. Simon's more blunt: "I like you, but that was utterly horrendous... everything about it was wrong. It honestly, for me, doesn't get worse than that." He continues complaining over the chanting crowd, and Jason says he disagrees but appreciates it. L.A. insists that Simon's a hater and that everyone else enjoyed it. The hosts come out, and Jason asks to pinch Mario Lopez's butt. Considering how handsy they've been with some of the other contestants, I'm karmically fine with this.