After the break, Mario's up in the control room, which means a lengthy pitch for the X Factor app that goes longer than it takes me to type this. Back to Khloe onstage, who throws it to Demi to introduce CeCe. In her intro reel, CeCe accuses, "I gave 110% and you guys still put me in the bottom two." Yeah, but 110% of a bad thing is still bad, sweetie. CeCe determines to sit down and work out with Demi what's gone wrong, and Demi basically tells her, "Uh, sing better." CeCe's like, "Yeah, but what can I do different?" So that cues a series of clips of her in rehearsal, flailing desperately. She's singing "Lady Marmalade" on a headache-inducing set, looking awkward and bored through what passes for her choreography even though the one thing everybody apparently wanted from her all week -- apart from better singing -- is that old fire in her eyes. That wasn't fire, you guys, that was LEDs. At some point it ends, and L.A. tells her she's going down fighting, emphasizing the part where she is going down. "I hate to say this, but I actually enjoyed that circus," he admits. Britney says it's a tough week, but CeCe has stepped it up like everyone else. Simon says the performance made it feel like he'd had 62 helpings of chocolate cake, what with all the distractions and sensory overload. Maybe stop making the flirty-faces at him when he's saying that, CeCe. Demi insists that she came out swinging and she's proud of her, because it's not like she's much more likely to win this thing with Paige. CeCe makes it to the break with a smile on, even though Simon told her to pack a suitcase. I've been wanting her to do that for months.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: B | 85 USERS: C+
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