Howard welcomed Staind to the studio to be the backing band for the Staff Karaoke Contest and brought in the first contestant, Ronnie the Limo Driver, to sing Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time." Ronnie complained about having to sing the song – he wanted to sing Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" - even though he loves Cher (and had gone to see her perform at Madison Square Garden). Ronnie then pretty much just spoke the lyrics. Howard was pissed: "You suck! Sit down! You're horrible...I'm turning this off. You're horrible!"
Next up was Jason with Aerosmith's "What it Takes," which was horrifically off-key. After a couple minutes of Jason's screeching, Howard told Jason to "Sit the f' down." Artie said Jason at least went for it, so Howard gave him two points to Ronnie's 0.0. Tim Sabean then came in to perform Johnny Cash's "Fulsom Prison Blues." Tim actually carried the song, although Staind had a laugh at Tim's off-beat foot-stomping, and everyone else agreed that Tim was the leader so far.