Coming back, Khloe and Mario recap the developments thus far and bring out Willie, who has to return to the stage amid the same bombastic opera cue CeCe did. Willie starts into the old country standard "You Don't Know Me," wisely singing it in a low enough key to show off the deep notes that got him here. Demi doesn't look entirely happy at the judges' table, but it's hard to tell whether that's because she's made up her mind already or because she hasn't. After he's done, L.A. reiterates that Willie's unique and that was good and adds that he doesn't envy Demi right now. Britney tells him he's not sure where he fits in. Simon says he wishes Willie could bring back what he brought to his first audition, mentioning that he wishes he were Willie's mentor. The obvious implication is that Demi's blowing it.
So CeCe comes out and stands next to Willie, between Khloe and Mario. Khloe asks Demi which one she's sending home, and after a pause, she says it's going to be Willie. CeCe, now officially in the top twelve, fake-cries into his shoulder before being ushered off, and Demi joins them onstage so Willie can mumble some incoherent farewell thoughts. Demi says it's not his time yet, but he needs to go back and figure out how to make it his time. Willie looks like a few more years in Shreveport is the worst sentence he could have gotten.
Coming back, we're moving on to the Over 25s. We get a rewind of how last night went for David Correy (whose parents were backstage), Vino Alan (who didn't disagree with Simon but announced the official end of his previously undeclared crush on Britney), Tate Stevens (who says he wants to go home to his family but not to road work), and Jason Brock (who vented about Simon to a visibly bored Paige backstage), and then they all come out for judgment. L.A. says they were all really good, but admits he failed Jason on the song choice last night. And also on remembering his name just now. As for the two he's sending to the top twelve, he takes his time saying first that he's saving Vino. Khloe sends Vino off to the party backstage, probably because he makes her nervous. L.A. then slowly says that he's also saving Tate. So that leaves Jason and David, one of whom will have to go back to the job he recently got fired from. Oops, was that a spoiler?
This time it's Mario's turn to be backstage with the safe ones. Mario asks Vino what it's like to finally get some validation for the first time in his life, and then asks Tate about talking to his family, which just ends up meaning Mario has to finish Tate's sentence for him when Tate comes over all emotional again. Khloe's out onstage, stiffly telling us that David will be the first to sing for L.A. tonight. David comes out and does a duet with his right arm for a slow, sad version of Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone." L.A. kind of scrunches up his face as though he was kind of looking forward to getting rid of Jason, but this is going to make it a little tough. At least until David throws in all the big glory-note runs at the end. Britney can barely be heard over the ecstatic crowd as she mumbles that she wasn't sure about him but he blew them away tonight. Unfortunately she can sort of be heard. Demi says she didn't like the rendition, calling it forced and that David was "screaming the whole time." Simon agrees that it was a little overdramatic, "But I can see how much this means to you." Like Demi before him, L.A. has to keep mum.