"" is loosening up a bit on the song theme this week after the specific ones in the last three weeks, , country and motown. The Top 9 get to choose out of 100 songs that sit on the top position of iTunes downloads, meaning many genres like pop and hip-hop will be heard. Also, there is no mentor this week.
First to take the stage was Anoop Desai who sang some , tackling the up-beat "Caught Up". immediately jabbed on the song choice, reasoning that the vocal was alright but the song was not. meanwhile asked whether he was challenged by some frat boys to sing that song. Simon Cowell kept it short, "a complete and utter mess".