Hollywood Round: Part 2
Week continues, and of the 310 people who have been
called back to Hollywood, only 241 remain. Another cut
awaits as the singers head for the Group Sing.
But first, we pick up where
we left off last night with some unfinished business regarding one
hopeful vocalist and one nasty stage dive.
HOLLYWOOD... Sort of.
Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Still Day 2
Symone Black (San Diego) was
singing "Dock of the Bay" when she missteps and falls head first off of
the stage, requiring medical attention. Let them do their work, they're
the best in the business. But she regains consciousness while her fellow
contestants somberly bow their heads in quiet contemplation.
... We'll spare you the
drama and the details. Bottom line is, she's going to be fine. She's
going to be checked out, and the show continues.
Lauren Mink, Jeremy Rosado,
and Ethan Jones (St. Louis) await their fate. Ethan steps forward... as
does Lauren. The good news is... no one else blacks out right now. The
bad news... Lauren and Ethan are GOING HOME.
After all of.... that... 185
singers live to sing another day. But their celebration is short-lived,
because they're going to have to suffer through one of the greatest
travails of the American Idol experience... THE GROUP SING.
Form your groups of four or
five from day 1 and day 2 players, choose one of 20 songs, master
choreography, and nail it. ALL IN THE SPAN OF 24 HOURS. Or less. And
playing judge, jury, and executioner during the process, Idol EP and
kingpin Ken Warwick.
This year's Scotty McCreery
Semi-Memorial "I Can't Find a Group" award goes to... Alisha Bernhardt.
Amy Brumfield (Savannah), who lived in a tree, also can't find a
group... and is starting to fall sick. She has to push through.... but
that's proving to be a challenge. We'll get to her later.
Meanwhile, chaos ensues in
the search for a group. Alisha finds a partner, but needs two more.
Meanwhile, MIT (Most International Team) is complete. Amy finds Alisha
and joins up. Need one more. And not Brianna Bell (Pittsburgh), who is
apparently too big for the room.
A two-some plus a trio
equals a group. Minus Alisha, it looks like. Yikes. Back to square one,
it looks like.
Brianna finally finds a
group called... The Betties. Alisha has a group as well. And now that
everyone's all happy and united, let's rehearse.
Brielle von Hugel is no
stranger to group round, having teamed with Pia Toscano last year. She's
grouped with Kyle Crews and Shannon Magrane.
Symone returns from the
hospital with a diagnosis of dehydration. That'll do it. She needs to
find a group. Challenge complete. Everyone's in groups. Let's rehearse.
And remember when we said
that Amy Brumfield has been sicker than a dog earlier this hour? She's
come in contact with a lot of people... and every one of them (those
that haven't stayed hydrated) are dropping like flies. ... Looking like
the set of "Outbreak" up in here. No, not really, people are still
working. Thanks, Fox.
Also trying.. kidney stone
surgery, choreography, attitude clashes, melody issues, and again... the
Back with Alisha's group,
Those Girls and That Guy... "That Guy" Christian has been saddled with
whatever's in the air and is still not working at 100 percent. Meanwhile
Patient Zero is calling on the ultimate healer to get through this one.
MIT continues to soldier on,
despite "Cowboy" changing everything. A lot. At once. Heejun is still
not really playing nice. Will Richie Lawson's way pay dividends, or is
Heejun Han eying a coup d'etat? We'll find out... later.
People want to stay up.
People want to go to bed.
It's part of the process.
The Betties have just come
to the edge. Four of them have gone to bed, leaving Jennifer Malsh to
rehearse on her own... when Brianna Bell has a change of heart and
sticks around. She helps her with the moves, while Jennifer helps
Brianna with the words. That's bleeping teamwork.
We finally call it a night
The next morning, it's game
time. The judges are here. The groups have done all that they could do.
And now time... is up. Next time, we'll see if all of that hard work
pays off. LET'S PUT ON A SHOW!
First up... the Betties.
TO BE CONTINUED...