After the ads, Mario finally asks Paulina which of her current top four is getting the boot and she decides to send home Chase Goehring. Better late than never, I suppose.
The youngest of the Boys is Timmy Thames, 13, from Malibu, California. He lives in a trailer park and is hoping to get to the live shows. He sits on the beach with his mom, hoping that he can win and help them have a better life and house, and she just tearfully says she's proud he's her son, because there's no way he's going to win this. Of course, I'm saying that even before we hear him sing tonight, and it turns out that he's got a nice, clear voice. He needs to lose the hat and the Weird Al hair, though. Kelly declares him "so stinkin' cute," but she liked his first audition better. Demi -- who we haven't heard much from tonight -- agrees that he's cute, but she wasn't blown away. Simon, however, says that Timmy's the one he would remember if he were seeing everyone for the first time tonight. Paulina just calls him her "little Michael Jackson," and Simon tells her that he's the one. Paulina tries to make Timmy wait for it, but he doesn't wait, saying he wants a chair and thinks he could make a change in the competition. Paulina lets him have a seat, which of course means that someone else is going. I really kind of hope she gets rid of Carlito Olivero so I don't have to keep listening to Mario overpronounce his name, but Demi is telling Paulina not to do it. Instead, she sends Tim Olstad back to Winona. Kelly goes, "WhaaaAAAT? NOOOO!" like we've been seeing her do in promo clips for weeks now, as Tim gets to his feet and Timmy Thames gets his chair. The audience is booing as Tim awkwardly galumphs down to say his farewells to the judges.
The audience is still booing when we come back from the ads, and Mario remarks to Paulina, "You made a very controversial choice this last time out." She tries to call a time-out -- which doesn't work -- and says she doesn't care about what they're saying but what she feels. So after telling the audience what it can do with its wish that she bring back Tim Olstad, she… asks to bring back Tim Olstad. Mario's all, "Well, uhhh, okay." Tim returns to the stage, and Paulina says she's a human being and she makes mistakes, so she wants him back. So we're switching again. I guess she's making up now for the switches she avoided earlier on. Mario asks for her final decision, emphasis on "final," and Paulina apologetically sends home Al Calderon. He had a decent run in that first chair, at least.