The next to be safe is from John Rich's team . . . it's Shaun Mayer. She looks so genuinely excited to have been chosen. And, to be honest, I am genuinely happy for her. We go to her mentoring session and see that she was in tears after John Rich tore into her last week. They are talking about how they just don't mesh. JR tells her that she should fire him if she doesn't think they can work together . . . she does. She calls Jeff to see if he will take the job.
She has chosen to sing, "The First Cut is the Deepest" . . . I HEART this song. Jeff tells her that she doesn't need to overpower the vocal and needs to just let the song do the work. They seem to mesh MUCH better than she and JR.
Here she goes . . . Oh wow, her vocals, though still a little sharp at times, are definitely more vulnerable, and FINALLY, I can FEEL some genuine emotion in her vocals. Not perfect, but definitely a vast improvement.
Jewel thinks she did a great job, and that her guitar skills were solid. John Rich wants to know what Jeff told her that was different than him, because he didn't think it was any better. Jeff tells her that she did a better job, but that he thinks she has a long way to go.