The Hollywood Round: Part 2 - February 14
Last time, 175 answered the call to continue on
in the search for the next American Idol. Of those, 109 remain. Today, days 3,
4, and 5 of Hollywood Boot Camp.
Next round: pick a song, pick a key, pick a
group. At 2a, some head to bed, some head to rehearse. One group does both.
Anthony and Terrell practice, while Sway and Elliott go to bed. Terrell calls
this unacceptable. They said they were going to stay up two hours, go to bed,
and then wake up and practice again... or as we at the 'net call it, another day
Terrell calls up Sway, hoping to get him out of
bed. Doesn't work. Meanwhile, another group is practicing their partner's
moves.. without their partner. Terrell turns his anger to Elliott. "This is the
reason why... I don't do groups." He promises Anthony that if he does all the
talking, he'll get them through.
Nothing like the sight of a beautiful woman,
first thing in the morning. Sway and Elliott decide to eat breakfast first, and
Terrell is on the verge of a breakdown. Meanwhile Brenna complains that no one
called her for practice.
Across the room, Nick and Marcy practice without
Meanwhile, the rest of the groups... don't have
any drama worth taping. So we go back to Terrell to see if they can get Elliott
and Sway back together. One last chance before the performances begin, as the
judges get in their judge chairs.
Paris Bennett's group (Paris, Stephanie Scott,
and Hanna Freeman) is next. Meanwhile, the Idolphonics of Terrell, Anthony,
Sway, and Elliott are back together.
Judgment of Paris's group... No chemistry, says
Simon. Paris... is through. Hanna... is gone. Stephanie... is through. Simon
calls her "a lucky girl."
Next up, the Idolphonics. The good: Elliott and
Terrell... even if he forgot the words. Terrell decided to talk for the group
about salvaging the group. Randy thinks that Elliott was the best, though. Simon
called it a horrible group performance. Terrell... Elliott... and Sway are all
through. Anthony, meanwhile, is going home. So much for Terrell's promise, as he
now goes to bashing Anthony off stage.
Next, the Rat Pack (Kevin Covais, Josh Jordan,
David Radford, and William Makar) with "Fly Me To The Moon". Four good
performances. Two great ones. Kevin and William... All four make it through.
More practice. Epiphany used to be a quartet
until Tyra Schwartz left to join the Try-Hards. And the new group... not
happening. Tyra is wondering if she's making a big mistake.
Back on stage, Derrell Brittenum "Can't Help
Myself" to move on to the next round... but not without a moment. "I'm very
disappointed. I would like to thank you guys for the opportunity, but my spirit
has been broken." Gee, the way he sounded, you'd think that he thought that
Terrell didn't make it. That said, he withdraws himself and his brother from the
Terrell tells him to go right back in there and
apologize. Meanwhile, the theatre has a "Band of Gold led by Mandisa Hundley,
Brooke Barretsmith, and Sarah Enouen, all of which move on to the next round.
Next.. Lyric trips! Guess which song this is!
"Sugar pie honeybun, baby da nuv love you,
Don't have myself, I love you 'bout a thousand times
In and out you go, out of my life
Beat my bare behind, love you and all my time
When I tongue a blame,
Turning into flames
Burning in my heart,
You know I cannot hide...
The love I feel inside."
"It's the easiest lyric in the world, that song!"
It is, you know!
Tyra, meanwhile, changes her fortune by rejoining
her group, but will Epiphany take her back? They were really tight to start.
Lucky for Tyra, the group lets her back in.
Meanwhile, the Try-Hards are trying too hard.
Meredith Bandas and Leah Barretsmith both are out of the competition. So is
groupmate Lauren. Meanwhile, Brooke is inconsolable. And Tyra just might've done
herself a favor.
Meanwhile, Derrell is back on the stage to
apologize profusely. Simon has the last word here... "I am fed up of your hissy
attitude. You resigned publicly in front of them. I think they're sick to death
of you. I'll decide with Paula and Randy whether we want you back in 30
In the meantime, here's Epiphany (Celeste/Shontai/Tyra/Nicole).
Could've been better. Celeste, Nicole, and Shontai... are in. Tyra.... is also
Brenna, Nick, and Marcy are next... Brenna's
interpretation involves "kissing a bitch behind about 1000 times." Brenna says
that she's not a group person, and she's the Simon Cowell of the group.
Nick... had the worst 24 hours of his life... is
through. Marcy and Brenna... will be working again tomorrow as well.
And finally... Broke Note Mountain of Garet
Johnson, Matthew Buckstein, and Michael Evans... But first.. The Brittenums.
They get their wish. They stay in the competition. Now, it's time for Cowboys
with "Doo Wah Diddy". It's about as comical as it gets. Simon: "I think you'll
look back on this and wonder why you possibly blew the opportunity of a lifetime
by trying to be bad comedians." With that, Simon dismisses all three. They
console each other. Garet wants to wait a few years before "becoming something".
"Who knows what's on the road for me."
And finally, day four... one solo performance out
of 95 songs. A cappella. No feedback. Just as in previous years... All of the
singers are separated into four holding rooms. There've been in the past two and
two for the cut.
Room 1: Gina Glocksen, Nicole Kurt, and Tyra
Schwartz. Here's Simon...
"You haven't made it. Cut. Sorry. It was very
nice to meet you all."
Room 2: Sway, Rebecca, and Chris Daughtry...
Here's Simon again...
"This group... has made it through to the next
round of competition."
With that, Simon heads off to London on business,
leaving Randy and Paula to break the good... or bad.. news.
Room 3: Derrell Brittenum, Katharine McPhee,
Taylor Hicks... Here's Paula
Another room through. It just leaves room 4....
Terrell Brittenum is waiting... So is Ace Young. Here's Paula...
"Congratulations, you made it through!" So only
one room gets cut. And 44 keep on dreaming, as Derrell keeps looking for his
brother... And here he is! Congratulations, boys. But alas, it's not over...
Because next time, Paula, Randy, and Simon will cut the roster to 24.. 12 men
and 12 women who will go on to the public vote.