So Lakoda Rayne continues to exist, against all odds. Paula introduces her one remaining group in glowing terms. As a group, they had to come up with something they can all agree to be thankful for, so they're going with the people who shaped them. Dani (the Michelle Pfeiffer-looking one) has her dad who took them camping when the power was cut off (which she thinks is awesome, but as a dad myself I'm thinking, get your shit together you flighty asshole), Paige (the Tara Reid-looking one) has her skeezy-looking boyfriend who made her believe in herself, Hayley (the Ellen Page-looking one) has her dad who spent his restaurant start-up money on her music instead, and Cari (the tall, blonde Hillary Swank) has her supportive grandmother.
Paula has them onstage sitting in swings singing "You Belong with Me" by Taylor Swift. Hayley actually sounds pretty great on the prechorus. On the chorus, they hop down and split up, both choreographically and, alas, harmonically. The good news is that with the loser-stank of the groups category no longer hanging over them like an ID4 saucer, they're actually having a little fun.
L.A. compliments them on actually drumming up some excitement and Nicole says she thought she was watching them in concert, which I think is just about the most sensical compliment she can ever come up with. Simon says this was their best yet, despite the imperfect vocals, and adds, "I genuinely wish two people weren't going home tomorrow night." In other words, goodbye. Paula cries like she just won an Oscar as she tells them how proud she is. Voting instructions, and Steve says LeRoy is up next. Oh, are there people over 30 still on this show?
LeRoy's performance is going to be for his mom, who raised him and his five siblings and bought LeRoy his first guitar amp, back when they were first invented. LeRoy reveals that his mother passed away almost two years ago, and he was devastated. LeRoy's brother is also there to make this all more poignant, and LeRoy says his mom wanted him to follow his dream.