|Four Non-Blondes and That Guy are the next group, and include Carson Higgins, 22, an actor from Malibu, CA; Caleb Hawley, 25, a musician from NYC; Devyn Rush, 20, a singing waitress from New Hope, PA; Erin Kelly, and Chris Medina, 26, a barista and caretaker from Oak Forest, IL. They eventually used the ladies bathroom acoustics for the harmonies. They’re singing Forget You, and the judges are loving it, especially Carson. Randy tells Devyn it was kind of wild and screamy, but Carson was wild and definitely entertaining. Everyone is through to the next round, except Devyn. She tries to find a way to get back in there in front of judges, but it’s too late.
Steven adds comic relief, asking one girl if she’s Elaine from Seinfeld, and telling the High Five group he wishes he could give them a high five but it was terrible. He tells JJohn Wayne Schultz, 23, a cowboy from Karnes City, TX, he “rode you white horse right into the middle of the Apollo Theater.”
Jacee Badeaux, 15, of Lafayette, LA, and his group are up, and he’s trying to remember the lyrics after never hearing the song before. The group also includes Denise Jackson, 20, of Mazomaine, WI; Stevie Cain, 20, a florist/photographer from Jackson, MS; Natalie Hanson, 20, a waitress from Shreveport, LA; and Brett Loewenstern, 16, of Boca Raton, FL. Jacee improves the lyrics to sing “I don’t wanna go home.”
Randy tells Jacee he looks a little lost. He explains he came to the group late, Denise explains the other group kicked him out, and as she says this, Clint is putting on chapstick. Denise, All the names are called, except Jacee, and when the judges call his name as well, Brett starts cheering. They’re all through. Jacee tells Ryan he was praying all day as he wasn’t getting the lyrics. He thinks they can now say they got throgh the hardest day in American Idol.
Jacee’s old group takes the stage and Randy asks about why they only have four members. Clint Jun Gamboa, 26, of Long Beach, CA, explains Jacee’s vibe seemed better with anyother gruop. Steven thinks for that alone they should all step back one. Bravo, Steven. Scotty McCreery, 16, from Garner, NC, steps up and apologizes for not sticking up for Jacee, saying he’s the best kid in the competition, although also likes “all y’all.” The group also includes Monique de los Santos, 22, a student from Seattle, WA, and Frances Coontz, 16, from Santa Ana, CA, Clint nails it. Maybe his arrogance is worth it. They all make it through. Scotty is in tears over the Jacee thing and says he never felt this way before. He’s definitely remorseful, and seems to be the only one.
Three’s Company are up.Chelsee Oaks, 23, a waitress from Nashville, TN, admitted at one point she was just worried about herself.Rob Bolin, 23, a restaurant worker from Nashville, TN, is wowrried he’ll look like an absolute fool dancing. They’re also singing Forget You, which Rob says he sang about 1000 times, but cant remember it. They’re up, the last of the day.
Jacqueline Dunford, 21, a receptionist from Scottsdale, AZ, includes the swearing in the lyrics, but not the F-bomb. Rob changes the lryics to saying he’s so tired and can’t remember the lrycs. None of them did well. Rob tells Steven it wasn’t his best. Chelsee tries to defend him, but he’s sent home as the ladies move on. Chelsee cries for Rob. She says he’ll always be one of her very best friends, but they’re not gettng back together. Well, wouldn’t it be too hard at this point?
So far we haven’t lost any really big names that we really liked a lot, and that means we could be due Thursday night.
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