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DJ Have My Babies

Bravotv.com's Editors discuss their favorite song title of the season.

Our song writing warriors have finally been whittled down to the final three as our favorite "I'm not here to make friends" contestant, Nick, got edged out by the remaining half of the showmance, Jes. Let's dive in to the penultimate episode and see how the contestants fared in their first solo challenge.

No. 1 Song Title of the Season

Oh, Scotty. "DJ Have My Babies"? Really? Maybe the pressure of the competition is getting to him (or perhaps he just really likes DJs). Even the always kind Jewel could not get behind that title. However you have to give props to Scotty for managing to produce a hook with such a good melody that this song title could be overlooked.

Also while we're glad the title and lyrics changed, we're kind of curious what sort of dance routine Scotty would have come up with for the final performance if he hadn't.

No. 1 Inappropriate Nick Comment (of This Episode)

Nick really has no problem vocalizing his, um, admiration for just about any female he deems attractive on the show, from fellow contestants to guest judges. But this week not even Kara was safe. As she heads out the door after giving him some advice about his song, he doesn't hesitate to let her know that, "I hate to see you leave, love to watch you walk away." Maybe he was trying to win her over with flattery? But something tells us Kara is more easily wooed by a well written song than complimenting her behind.

No. 1 Most Bored Ginger on the Show

All the high school students really seemed to get into listening to the contestants' songs. All of them except one red headed student who could not have seemed more bored (and unfortunately happened to be sitting right below the judges).

They just kept panning to him and he remained completely unamused the whole time. Kids were dancing, heads were bobbing, but he was having none of it. The one time his steely, gingery exterior cracked was during Sonyae's song, which was how we knew she had this challenge in the bag.

No. 1 Oddest Nausea Remedy

Nick revealed that he was so nervous this week during the judging that he actually vomited after they were sent back to the stew room. But while admitting this to everyone he was sipping on a beer... Really? We were under the impression that ginger ale was the standard stomach settling drink of choice, but hey, to each his own. Maybe getting a little tipsy helps you forget you feel sick?

Next week we're crowning a winner and the contestants simply have to write the song of their lives. No pressure or anything...

The Write Girl

Kara explains why Sonyae was the winner and what each songwriter brought to the final challenge.

First off, I am so proud of the growth that Sonyae, Scotty, and Jes made over the course of the show. If I were in their shoes starting out, I don't know if I would have been able to take the pressure of the episode challenges. This was a writing boot camp and the strongest (with the exception of Johnny) definitely survived. Their diligence, team work, and commitment to learning is what landed them in the final three. Their songs were fantastic this week, and I believe they all have careers ahead of them in music.

The Winner ---- When we first met Sonyae, we knew she had a gift for lyrics and concepts, which is one of today's most important components to hit songs. But, she was seemingly at a disadvantage because she didn't play an instrument and I wasn't sure how that would translate during the course of the competition. Thankfully we began to see that Sonyae is musical. She knows what chords fit her melodies and that's why she was able to win this competition. Many topliners don't play an instrument but they are responsible for some of the biggest hits out there today. Their voices are their instrument and they sing what they feel and hear in their heads. Her melodies always came from an emotional place and I think that is why she really impressed us as well. She consistently delivered week to week. She would be an asset in any room of writers in any genre. For me, she is a force to be reckoned with and I think we will be seeing a Sonyae song on an album any day now.

And then there's Scotty who was stuck in adult contemporary ballad land when we first met him. During the course of the show, he figured out how to make more contemporary tracks and teamed up with people that pushed him to be younger, more rhythmic, and hipper. His melodic sensibility was always there, he just needed to put it on top of modern tracks. He also started scrutinizing his lyrics more during the season and that culminated in his best work, "Beautiful You." That song is a great personal anthem and I want to commend him for really speaking about such an emotional and personal subject and yet making it so universal.

Lastly Jes, a singer-songwriter with a beautiful voice and passion for writing. When she first started out she would often get lost in her own piano world. Her songs were very niche and her melodies (while lovely) fit her voice more than they did the voices of other artists. Over the competition, she really learned how to condense her songs and make every part of them meaningful. She too has a gift for emotion in her melodies and by the end of the season was writing lyrics that could match the power of her music. "Come Alive" was a brilliant melodic piece of work.

I found it very interesting that all three contestants pulled from their own life stories when they were faced with creating the biggest hit of their lives. We encouraged them from the beginning to always come from an honest place. I don't think it's a coincidence that these were some of their strongest songs. Great writers will tell you their best material came from their real life experiences -- that's the inspiration part of a song, which is so crucial to making it great. The other part is craft, which we spent a lot of time discussing on the show. Hopefully all the contestants feel they are better writers because of the show. If they do, then we all did our jobs.

Good luck to them all. We are rooting for 'em!