The Top Four don’t actually visit home, there’s just this long thing of how that happens every year. How even Danny Gokey had people who were excited to see him, when he came home. This is set to that song about how it hurts Puff Daddy’s feelings how his abandoned, illegitimate children have somehow managed to go on living even when he’s not around. Which, I’m sure that’s way too harsh, but when I think about being his kid, I just think, “You’re such a narcissist that even if I’m super happy to see you, it would be funnier to act like it’s no big thing, because that would f*** with your soul.”
Ryan seems distracted, but beautiful, like that weird part at the beginning of Great Gatsby where the couch is floating around. Lauren is wearing a ridiculous dress like an old-timey hooker would wear, while Haley is rocking some kind of disco look. Durbin’s wearing something or another, his kinds of things, and Scotty is wearing a look of boredom because there’s still weeks left until he finally wins.
The theme is Leiber & Stoller again, and then the other song will have the theme of “Songs.”
WHEN KURT ENDS UP WITH KAROFSKY YOU PEOPLE ARE GONNA S***
Durbin has chosen “Don’t Stop Believin’,” because — as he informs us in the cynically sincere prepackage — he has not. Then he sings the song in exactly that way: A like a sexily stumbling drunk, wearing Steve Perry black tails and a Journey t-shirt, who has not given up his beliefs. Which honestly, that is a costume that precisely says, “I stick to my convictions,” you know? “I believe that wrestling is real.”