Dexter gave a soulful and restrained performance of "One Mississippi" backed vocally by Season 8's Allison Iraheta. Dexter had been performing a lot of anthems, but this performance was different territory for the Country crooner. "Well I guess you showed us," said Jennifer Lopez after his performance. "You sat on that stool and sang the crap out of that song. I was touched by it," said Harry Connick, Jr. Keith praised Dexter's performance, but urged him to work on his understanding of the lyric.