After giving him a standing ovation, Nicole tells him the sky's the limit. Paula says something about the universe providing the "glitch" that led to Chris singing this song. Simon marvels at Chris's decision to sing an original song one week from the semifinals, and calls it a stroke of genius. Paula even kisses Simon on the cheek for that one. Of course L.A. is proud of Chris for coming back to his own original music, like he did at his first audition that until tonight he had yet to top.
Steve gives the last round of voting instructions before reminding us that one of the final five will be going home tomorrow. Yes, only one. There's a recap of each singer's pair of performances, and then Steve declares voting open for the next two hours. And like L.A., he urges fans to vote to keep their favorites out of the final two: "It will not happen by magic," Steve says. Not even Krajcik magic?
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