'Songland' returned for its fifth episode on Tuesday night after 'America's Got Talent'. This week the featured artist was none other than Meghan Trainor. After churning out hits like 'Bada** Women', 'Marry Me' and 'All The Ways' recently, the singer was looking for her next hit single on the show. Trainor had four songwriters battling it out hoping their song would be the one she chooses.
Brandin Jay, Kole, Zachary Kale, and Josh Wood were the four contestants who were competing against each other this week. First up to perform was Brandin Jay who performed his original song on not having money titled 'No Money Alright.' Jay works at a coffee shop during the day and in the night he runs an entertainment company with his mom. Following Jay's performance was Kole. She performed her original song titled 'Hurt Me', inspired by a breakup.
The third songwriter to perform for Trainor was Zachary Kale, his song titled 'All Over Again,' is about meeting his wife for the first time and falling in love with her and knowing that he will marry her and be happy ever after. The final songwriter to perform was Josh Wood. He performed his original song titled, 'Alone' which is about the moment you realize you no longer want to be in a relationship.
After the four songwriters were done performing for Trainor, the top 3 contestants that were filtered down and made the cut were Kole, Jay and Wood. The final three contestants were then paired with a mentor each. Kole was mentored by Ryan Tedder, who upgraded her lyrics to make it fit her song much better. Tedder helped her make every element for the song perfect. He made it edgier and urban.
Jay was mentored by Ester Dean who just helped him change the lyrics a bit and made it more fun and happier and less about money. Finally, Wood was mentored by Shane McAnally who helped Wood make the song more like Trainor's type and changed the lyrics here and there. They made sure a lot of the lines sound like Trainor's songs. Once the contestants were done finetuning the songs with their mentors, they performed it for Trainor one last time. After listening to the refurbished versions of all the songs, in the end, Trainor chose Kole's song 'Hurt Me' as her next new single. Trainor said the song was upgraded and ready.
After 'Songland' revealed the winner of this episode, fans took to Twitter and revealed that as much they like Trainor's pick, they hope she picks the other two songs as well. "Congratulate Meghan Trainor and Kole songs and I would have loved to see [you] cut all the finalist song's tonight they all sound like hit songs and I would like to see all the contests that come on Songland go home with [their] dreams come true and [to] congratulate all the finalist[s]," wrote a fan on Twitter.
Adding to that another fan said, "Was thinking the same thing...I would love to see how any of the others got a break. All of tonight’s contestants were amazing and I hope this was their break." Some fans also shared their love for Kole and her song, revealing Trainor made a great choice. "This song sounds sooo Meghan. Great choice!" said a fan. While another fan added, "Great choice because it is a Powerhouse song which combines songwriting with personal background."
'Songland' airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.