Nicki is nowhere near done giving people nicknames, and here commences a whole montage of her doing it to people at any number of auditions, including some we haven't even seen yet. Some of the nicknames are fairly apt and imaginative, while others seem contractually required and still others purely stream-of-consciousness. The last of these is "Honey Pie," bestowed upon a 22-year-old from Oliver Springs, Tennessee named Janelle Arthur. Janelle says that at age eight she played a young Dolly Parton at "a theme park," like which theme park might that be? She belts out "Where the Blacktop Is," with Keith totally into it. Nicki says she already seems like a star, Randy compares her to a "young LeAnn," because of how LeAnn Rimes is all old and dried up now, and Mariah thought it was all very pretty, so she's through, duh. When she tries to leave, she finds out that Ryan has locked the door leading back to her family and is saying he'll only open it for her if she's got a golden ticket. I'd like to see how that plays out with people who don't have one.
We come back at 2:00 PM on day two, a half hour before Keith has to leave for the day. They burn through some suckmeisters and let one last guy in right at 2:30. Rodney Barber seems to think he's worth it, though, describing himself as "The Voice of Charlotte." Then his backstory reveals that this is not an entirely unearned designation, as he apparently spends his time singing in downtown Charlotte for tips, half of which he says he uses to help homeless people like his former self. He now sings "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain, a song that seems almost overdue this late into the season. He's a decent singer, although his voice seems more suited for busy street corners than a small room. The judges like his voice and his story, so he's in. Keith heads off to support his wife as she receives an award at the New York Film Festival, like all of us with wives do at some point or another.