Aa'shia -- it's been so long I don't remember how they pronounced it at her audition, but either way it's pronounced tonight "Asia." We see her horrible asstastic mother again. Ryan's basically like, yeah, her mom's still horrible, even here in "Hollywood." What she has learned is that "the purpose of life is to have a life of purpose." I guess that's true, if stupidly obvious and embarrassing in the way that true things usually are. It sounds a little disingenuous coming from a 17-year-old gender dysphoric, but whatever. Still dressed like a dude, still singing like a chipmunk. Still upsetting. Why can't you go over to The Road To Stardom With Missy Elliott? They don't ever have to sing on that show if they don't want to, and the truth is that you don't want to, you just want to rap, and the additional truth is that I don't want you to, because it sounds stupid and always makes me think of the "Pass the Dutchie" song, and I like you when you rap, and at no other time, singing or not.
She's got this whole irritating Mikalah Star Search kind of act choreographed with her hat where she acts out the lyrics of the goddamned song like how she hides her feelings and hides her face with her stupid T.E.V.I.N. hat, and mostly I'm pissed because she's singing "Never Can Say Goodbye," which is an awesome song, and she's ruining it and only dogs can hear it, and then back in the doomed room, she exhorts everyone in the room to have hope because they are all so talented, but it's less about encouraging them -- or whistling in the dark -- than it is about making sure everybody's looking at her. There's this whole demagoguery thing she's trying for (you'll see it again in a sec) that is so painfully inappropriate for someone as off-putting as she's turned out to be.
Only slightly more maleward on the shifting spectrum is Larry Ellis (25, Shreveport LA), another Jack in the Box surprise contestant out of nowhere. He's wearing fake colored contacts. The End. He sings a horrible song, horribly. Five voices come out of him in rapid succession and they are all terrible. I want to punch his face. It's so boring. There is screaming and the making of noises and the lamentation of the Larry. It's so terrible. Also he is dressed like a septuagenarian Miami golfer. There are then some people talking about how phenomenal he was, specifically Tammy Nash, who's a total crazy we've seen a lot of but never talked to, and she's saying how when the Sorting Hat starts, she wants to be in the room with him, but she's not in his room now, and she's so lucky. On so many levels.