The world became a little bit sadder today as the hipster showmance between Johnny and Jes met an abrubt end when Johnny was sent packing after losing his battle with resident troublemaker Nick. Now who will Jes drive around with in her Jetta? Will she be able to overcome the John Mayer-shaped hole in her heart and continue writing? Well we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves, so let's look back at how it all shook down.
No. 1 Apt Observation
Scotty wasn't too impressed with Jes' "white girl" rapping, which we have to admit, was kind of an odd choice for her. But he then goes on to point out that she probably has a Jetta at home which she drives "to and fro." We have to say, although that is a seemingly random observation, we could see it. He doesn't say exactly where she's driving to and fro from, but if we had to guess, we'd go with the recording studio and Whole Foods. And acually on second thought, she's probably driving a Prius not a Jetta.
No. 1 Too Brief Guest Appearance
More Gavin DeGraw please! He appeared while Johnny and Nick pitched their hook, said it sounded good, and then was gone. We didn't even get to hear what he's been up to. Maybe his chariot was waiting outside?
No. 1 Bieber Expert
The judges spent a lot of time arguing over whether "scan your ass-ets" was appropriate for Justin Bieber. However Keith was vehement that the lyrics were definitely "Biebs-appropriate" and "Biebs-friendly." What this competition needs is more of Keith rating songs according to the Biebs-ness. Obviously anything that is Biebs-worthy is going to be a hit, so it makes sense. And if Keith is comfortable enough to use "Biebs" as a prefix, he'd probably be up for the challenge.
No. 1 Worst Thing Said in the Johnny vs. Nick Showdown
We did get a very childish kick out of Johnny calling Nick "Dick Nittoli" (judge all you want), but that was certainly not the worst thing said. Who knew so much animosity could be built up in one episode? Things really reached their worst when Nick started yelling at Johnny to swear on his mother's life that he considered incorporating his feedback. Let's leave Mrs. Marnell out of this! But in the end the judges sent Johnny home, which was only fair since he wrote the whole song himself.
Next week Nick's attitude is still in full force and this time he's butting heads with Scotty and Sonyae: