Kelly says it was her best performance since being here. Paulina loves that she's a leader and a superstar, and is much more than a Muppet. Simon corrects that he said "puppet," not "Muppet," and now calls this performance a "game-changer." He just tells her to lose the dancers and make it about her next time. He adds that she may now have a chance at winning, and sends his love to her sister as well. Who is of course in the audience, as we got to see her with Ellona's mom, looking a little terrified all through Ellona's song. Demi thankfully agrees with Simon, and says she's thought Ellona could win it all along. And all she needed to do was cast all restraint to the winds. She cranked that up so high they might as well call her Ellevena.
There's still enough time in the show for one more performance, and it's taking the form of a final, eight-way, head-to-head performance. Just about the dumbest idea this show has ever come up with, and that's saying something. We see them rehearsing "Cry Me a River," with Michael Bublé showing up to mentor them through what he calls this "bad-ass song." He suggests Sierra change her notes (just what she needs, says Alex), because her range isn't high enough, and works with everyone else on their individual lines as well. The intro reel goes on longer than the actual song is likely to, in fact.
When the awkwardly huge group sing finally starts, each act gets to sing a couple of lines, starting with Jeff Gutt, then Carlito, then Rion Paige, then the terrified-looking Restless Road (one member at a time), then Sierra and Alex, then Ellona Santiago, then Lillie McCloud, then the out-of-his depth Josh Levi, before they all harmonize the final lines, except for Restless Road's Zach finally getting to use his deep voice on all of two words. Also, the band is playing the accompaniment like this is the climax of an action movie.
After that's over, Mario starts polling the judges for their opinions, I guess because we're running a bit short. Kelly loved Ellona and Lille the most, but complains that Restless Road missed the opportunity to harmonize. Demi says both her Girls did great, especially Ellona, as well as Josh and Carlito. She thought Lillie could have given her more, though Kelly protests that she only got one line. Paulina is obviously pulling for her own Josh and Carlito, but dug Ellona as well, though she didn't love Jeff. Simon gives his opinion not of any individual singers but of this absurd exercise in general, saying that's it's ridiculous to judge someone on three lines. However, he's willing to say he thought Ellona has the best night vocally. The voting lines are opened, and tomorrow there will be two eliminations, performances from Michael Bublé and Demi, and some extra-filling Thanksgiving filler that should make you almost as sleepy as your turkey does.