Let's wrap up tonight with Ashley Feliciano, who's here with a rather large, demographically diverse family. Apparently her parents are serial adopters, and she gives a tearful interview about how much she loves her parents. I think she's just lonely with nobody else in the room, but only a camera and sound crew. She sings "Put Your Records On" for the judges and does fine without blowing anyone away, much like the original artist. Nicki is inspired, Mariah calls it "nice," Keith compliments her "nasal tone" and Randy asks for the whole family to be brought in. Enter the support system, which looks like a smaller group in this bigger room. In their living room, they seemed a lot more like several dozen. Ryan joins them and stands next to Ashley and the family while she gets her unanimous yes vote. Oh, and I was wrong, Nicki says Ashley blew her away. As Ryan tells us that 41 New Yorkers are proceeding to Hollywood, the judges do a post-mortem about how well it all went. For them. Because it's all about the judges.
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