Clay Aiken... yo, man, you know... This is an interesting competition
now, we're down to the wire as everyone knows, I dunno, that
song to me, just I don't love that song, that song was kinda
boring for me, an' I don't think that was your best performance,
dude. I think that is probably that the weakest one I've seen
from you, for me. I don't think you loved it either, tho.
Clay: Fair enough.
Paula: He's reserving the right to say nothing... Clay, you
know what? Oh, man, this is hard... because I think this wasn't
your best performance. I think...well look...there was a little
area there where the lyrics were a little bit forgotten ...
but you know what ...
Simon: A little bit...?
Paula: That happens... can I tell you something? It is the truth,
it happens, you let it go. Enough of the entire country is so
in love with you... this happens to performers... you picked
yourself up... an' you did, and you finished with dignity....
Simon: Ummmm, well, I think you know what I'm gonna say... I
mean, it was a dreary rendition.. you forgot the words... the
nerves are obviously kicking in... you're very lucky you've
got two more songs left because that was terrible...
Randy: I bet you come back strong tho, baby.
Paula - arright, let's go!
Ryan: So what do you do?
Clay: You bring it next time