Tate's up next and his retro-reel goes back even further into the past, to his early childhood and his love of music, and moves right into how unlike the kids in the competition who want to win, he needs to win. Or else his family dies. Sorry, that's just how it is. He also brings back the song from his initial audition, "Anything Goes" (not the Cole Porter one), but it's bigger and more confident than before. Clearly he also came to win. "When you do right down the middle country you're right on," Britney says. Tate decides to take that as a compliment. Demi says it was a stadium performance and Simon agrees with her for once. He and L.A. both give Tate credit for not having changed who he is. And I guess to enforce that, there's the live uplink to Tate's old high school in Belton, where his construction boss hollers unintelligibly about not expecting him back and the mayor holds up a picture of Belton's water tower with Tate's name Photoshopped onto it. Believe it or not, Tate gets all choked up over the show of support.
Simon got to pick the "song of the season" for Fifth Harmony, "Anything Can Happen." They have a final mentoring session in which Simon claims to remember all of their individual first auditions and talks about how they're the underdogs and blah blah blah. They're doing not only the same song as last week, they're even bringing back everything else about the production, including the butterfly waiters. Only had time to rehearse two songs this week, did we Simon? Anyway, I already described it once last week, so I'm not going to do it again. L.A. tells Simon that he never thought they could work as a group when he first saw them, but he's shocked and says they're now the ones to beat. Britney calls it spectacular, girly and fun. Demi says she hopes America votes for them. Simon says they might not win, but sometimes he likes being the underdog and it would be amazing if they won. Yes, I agree that the conspiracy theories would be outstanding. There's some live messages of support for Ally from back in San Antonio, which she can't shut up about during or after. Mario promises surprises for the next round. We'll be the judge of how surprising it is, buddy.