It's been a
long and winding journey, but we're finally here tonight, picking up the
pieces of the auditions, and walking back into the light. The 327 people
with golden tickets have done well to make it this far, but how long will
they be able to stay in Hollywood? Only their talent can answer that
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
quarterfinalists trade their golden tickets in for one shot in the line
round. Groups of 10 will come out and sing, one at a time. No feedback, save
for a back and front. Half of the contestants will go through tonight, the
other half will go home.
In the first
line: Brett Loewenstern (Boca Raton, FL) with "Let It Be". He is... IN.
Joining him: Rachel Zevita (New York City), Thia Megia (Mountain House, CA),
and Casey Abrams (Idyllwild, CA). Will Victoria Huggins (Lumberton, NC) join
them with Julianne Hough's "My Hallelujah Song"? Singing a song from the
host's girlfriend. Good call, but he doesn't control your fate. Victoria...
is going back to Carolina. You'd think that she would be humbled by the
decision... but she isn't really showing it, is she?
(Santa Cruz, CA) and Paris Tassin (New Orleans) are in the next line. Paris
starts with "My Heart Will Go On". James sings "Oh Darlin'" Meanwhile in the
same line, Lauren Alaina (Rossville, GA) and Stormi Henley (Crossville, TN).
Stormi's first with "Stay" by Sugarland, followed by Lauren with "Unchained
Melody". James... and Lauren... and Paris... are IN.
Chris Medina (Oak Forest, IL) and "You And I Both" by Jason Mraz. He's...
In the next
line: Hollie Cavenagh (McKinney, TX), Jacee Badeaux (Lafayette, LA), and
Robbie Rosen (Merrick, NY). Jacee sings "Bless the Broken Road", Robbie
sings "Moody's Mood for Love". Hollie goes with "I Look At You"... And
they're ALL in.
(Bloomington, IN) "Haven't Met You Yet" in his line sing. But it's back to
the desk for this accountant. Joining him: Sarah Sellers, Jacquelyn Dupree,
and Heidi Khzam.
Day 2 of
Hollywood Week starts with ... a giant fustercluck.
Chelsee the ex-couple are the first in line that we see. They're rooming
with still-couple Nick & Jacqueline. First, Rob Bolin (Nashville) with
Bocephus' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". Chelsee Oaks (Nashville) follows
with "Up To The Mountain". They're both IN. Meanwhile, Nick Fink
(Scottsdale, AZ) starts with "New Shoes" by Paolo Nutini, followed by
Jacqueline Dunford (Scottsdale, AZ) with "Bring It On Home To Me". Nick
Fink... is OUT. He begs for another chance... Sorry, one shot per customer.
Jacqueline's dream will continue without him.
Scotty McCreery (Garner, NC) sings "Your Man"... again. Needless to say...
He's IN. Hey, whatever works. Also singing what they went in with: Jackie
Wilson (Nashville), Jerome Bell (New York City), Joining Scotty in the next
round... BOTH of them.
starts with Tiffany Rios (Morris Plains, NJ) with "All I Could Do Was Cry"
by Beyonce and Travis Orlando (Bronx, NY) with "This Love" by Maroon 5.
Travis is... going home. Tiffany is going to group round. Joining: Clint Jun
Gamboa, Julie Zorrilla, Naima Adedapo, the Gutierrez Brothers, Molly DeWulf,
Emily Anne Reed, Stefano Langone, and Ashley Sullivan.
327 singers once stood, 168 are left to dream another day. But there's
little time for celebration. Tomorrow is GROUP DAY.