Then, after some more ads, Mario brings out Jason, who shows a lot of improvement over last night's performance by doing "One Moment in Time," a song that actually has a melody. That ends up serving Jason better than all the Vegas cheese he had to battle against last night. Despite what I said earlier, I think he'll be just fine. Britney tells him that he just turned her into a fan, Demi likes his genuineness, and returns L.A.'s comment that she doesn't envy him either. Simon says he doesn't mean to be rude, which you know signals a doozy's about to come out of his mouth, and then he complains that he's being asked to judge two losers in a horse race. He does say that Jason was a million times better tonight, so I guess that's good. David's brought back out to stand with Jason and the hosts, and Mario asks L.A. who he's sending home. L.A. would first like to say to Simon, "That was really mean." He maintains that both Jason and David are talented, but he's torn between "Mr. Entertainment" and the star. But finally he says David's going home. David looks stunned, and after Jason says a quick goodbye, David promises we'll be seeing him again. Now he can go on to join the ever-swelling ranks of famous former semifinalists in televised singing competitions.
At the halfway point, we're moving on to Britney's Teens category, because of course Simon gets to go last. We get to briefly relive last night for Arin Ray (who threatens backstage to do a dance breakdown next week just to show Demi what's what), Diamond White (who forgot she was singing on live TV until after she was done), Beatrice Miller (who cops to having swallowed at the wrong time during her performance), and Carly Rose Sonenclar (who insists she was having fun, whatever L.A. might have said). Then they come out in all their diminutive glory and Khloe intones, "This. Is. It," struggling with each pause. She and Britney accidentally talk over each other before Britney's unnecessary comments preparatory to saving her first singer, which is Beatrice. Also safe? Carly. Britney needs to work on her pauses a little bit. That leaves Arin and Diamond out there with Khloe, which really makes it look like Britney Spears just doesn't like black people.
Mario "interviews" Beatrice and Carly backstage like he works at the day care center they go to, and then Khloe introduces Arin to sing for his survival in the competition. He comes out looking as pissed off as he did when he wasn't named in the first place, and sings "I Look To You" while Britney sits patiently waiting for it to be over. Or at least she does until he careens into the last chorus, at which point her face turns into "Wait, what?" L.A. tells him he doesn't know why he even has to try to save himself. Please don't encourage Arin's increasingly entitled attitude, L.A. Demi talks about how much the girls love him and agrees with L.A. Simon says this was a different league from Arin's performance last night, and that his leaving would be a huge mistake. And since it's Britney Spears's mistake to make, Arin looks rightfully terrified.