3. Deacon performs “Papa Writes to Johnny” at the Bluebird We agree with Scarlett that Deacon (Charles Esten)’s song this week is definitely sob-inducing — but it’s also quite beautiful. In this week episode, Liam remarks that Deacon should have made it big, so we’re hoping it’s foreshadowing and that Deacon might still have a breakout solo hit before too long. Deacon does so much for others, so now he deserves a little luck of his own.
2. Scarlett sings “Ring of Fire” So long, stage fright! Heck, Scarlett(Clare Bowen)’s impromptu rendition of “Ring of Fire” darn near gave the Johnny Cash original a run for its money. Still, as amazing as this was, it also made us long for another mind-blowing Scarlett-Gunnar duet. Hurry up and get writing, you two! We’re getting impatient over here!
1. Rayna and Juliette’s duet, “Wrong Side” We’re not sure what spell Rayna (Connie Britton) and Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) are under — to quote a line from this sensational duet — but we’re totally spellbound by this tune. Rayna and Juliette don’t seem thrilled about the propsect of ever performing together again, but if you ask us, the thought of them depriving the world of their harmonies and stage presence is nearly makes us weep. The wrong song? Hardly.