Angie Miller talks about how last week in front of the audience was fun, but she's still hoping to top the performance of her original song in Hollywood. I'm not sure how she plans to do that tonight with the Colton Freaking Dixon power ballad she's doing tonight, but at least she's back at the piano and doing everything she can with it. Keith loved it and talks about how great the show is for producing a Colton Dixon who can write a song that can be performed by an Angie Miller here on the same show. Although he makes it sound less incestuous than I just did. Nicki says Angie's spot is already spoken for, and asks her, "Can I just get your album?" Randy says a star is born, and that she's going places. He strings some more clichés together by way of telling her to keep doing what she's doing. Mariah was glad to see her back at the piano, and loved the song enough to get over her disappointment that Angie wasn't doing her own original song. Ryan tells Angie that Colton is watching right now, and invites Angie to say hi to him into the camera, which she does. That could have gotten awkward. Frankly I'm amazed that someone finally got to go near a piano without getting in trouble for either getting up or not getting up.
Coming back, Ryan is back in the Coke Lounge backstage with Amber Holcomb and her mom Laura. Ryan reminisces about meeting Amber's mom for the first time at the Galveston auditions, but in case we don't, there's a slo-mo clip of her accidentally taking Ryan out with her excited flailing. At which point Ryan finds out that was actually Amber's stepmom. Ryan glosses over that and goes to the intro reel, in which Amber remembers last week's feedback from the judges about her confidence, and promises to fix that tonight. She's doing "I Believe in You and Me," and covering Whitney Houston does indeed call for confidence. She starts off a little shaky, but comes fully into her own for the chorus and bridge, when her voice and range turns out to not be unlike Whitney's own.