There's a group called The Dramatics, which is just asking for trouble. And they seem to have gotten it. Backstage, adorable Mohawk girl Christabel Clack recounts the previous night's tribulations to Ryan, with some help from the editors. Things were going well at 9:00 PM, but by 4:00 AM, Janel Stinney seemed determined to keep rehearsing until she blew her voice out, even after her fellow Dramatics had gone to bed. The following morning -- the day of group performances -- they spent all this time looking for her ass, only to get blown off when Janelle "spotted" her mom and indeed every time Christabel tried to talk to her. Then, in the interview room, when Janelle gives a bullshit speech about how working with a group has taught her so much as a solo artist, the others can't even keep a straight face. Neither can the judges when the Dramatics hit the stage and Janel uncorks some of her oversinging. Christabel and a girl named Kriss Mincey end up walking away with it and the group ends up earning a standing ovation from Nicki that's so earnest it almost goes all the way back around to ironic. "I enjoyed you guys messing up the words more than I have enjoyed any other performance today," she says. Still not entirely sure if she's serious. Keith says he felt the opposite and asks Janel if she rehearsed a lot. "Yes," she says truthfully. "Together?" Mariah presses. "Yes," Janel lies. But they already know what's been going on and Nicki busts her. Janel gets all weepy about not fitting in, which is what Nicki likes about her. Oh Nicki -- I thought you didn't attend pity parties. You disappoint me. Keith explains that Nicki loved all of them he didn't and Mariah vacillated, so fuck it -- they're all going through. So yay, The Dramatics, I guess.
Then there's a quick clip of one group sucking so bad they get axed en masse, but then some individual members of other groups get through. Which happens. So we're moving on to "Urban Hue," which includes Seretha Guinn, the woman from the Charlotte auditions with the three-year-old daughter and the critically injured boyfriend. We're reminded of her inspirational story, which is never a good sign right before someone goes out to sing. They do a pretty shaky version of "American Boy" that the judges were barely able to endure. "That was so painful," Nicki says directly into the mic. The only one she liked was Tenna Torres, but the others totally let her down. After some discussions, Nicki says it wasn't unanimous, but Seretha is the only one in this group being sent home. And after her daughter gave Nicki that stuffed animal, too.