Juliana Chahayed is not someone I remember from before, so fortunately she tells us that she's 15 and from California. She came to the Long Beach auditions and talks about her musical family, including a sister who has become her co-songwriter and a dad who sings in Arabic. Juliana sings a kind of sideways version of "Skyscraper" in a single spotlight, sort-of playing a monster acoustic guitar that's as big as she is and turns out to have a rather pretty voice. Keith remarks on the size of her guitar and says he understands the nervousness that led to some pitch issues, but he likes her voice as well. Nicki says she's one of the few people in the competition with a recognizable voice, but it is a little concerned about her timidity. Randy likes how she was being herself and remembers to add that it was a good performance. Mariah describes her quality as "angelic" and "celestial," which she's terribly proud of having written down. For no reason, Randy cuts her off to say Ryan couldn't do this at age fifteen, like that bon mot was worth interrupting someone to share. I don't care if it's Mariah Carey -- I wouldn't have interrupted my cat with that crack. Ryan asks Juliana how she came up with her alternate arrangement and she explains how her vocal teacher told her to take a song she didn't like and try to change it into something she could like, and it worked! "Demi will be happy to hear that," Ryan says, apparently in all sincerity.
Jett Hermano is a 25-year-old legal assistant from Seattle, but feels like she should be on the stage. In fact, she bailed on a full ride scholarship to become a musician. So no pressure, judges. She's also accompanying herself, but on a piano, as she sings a slow version of "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna, in a restrained performance that's all high notes. Keith dug the arrangement, as did Nicki, but she felt like it never got to the good part. Randy was disappointed that she never got up from the piano, like they booted Shubha Vedula for doing last week, so clearly the only way to win with the piano as far as Randy is concerned is to never go near it. Mariah babbles something similar and gives Jett a chance to talk about her family watching from back home in the Philippines. They must have a mother antenna.