That leaves Room #3. Amy, Erskine, Eric, Jennifer, Fantasia, and Bri are all in this room. The judges come in, and Paula shows she can try to play mind games too as she starts off all sad. Of course, she can't contain herself for very long, and takes all of three seconds to tell them they made it. Everybody bounces and hugs each other (including Bri, for those on the forums who were arguing about it).
We cut to Ryan with the final thirty-two onstage. Jonah and Matthew Metzger made it too, we discover. Ryan reminds us to get our voting finger ready, because the semi-finals start next week. The first group of eight we'll see perform consists of Fantasia Barrino, Diana Degarmo, Jennifer Hudson, Marque Lynche, Matthew Metzger, Ashley Thomas, Erskine Walcott, and Katie Webber. Of course, chances are good that at least half of them will have changed their names by now and one of them got ejected for some recently discovered indiscretion. But we'll have to tune it to find out.
Fuck. I still haven't figured out a new gimmick for the recaps this season. Oh, why did Tsathoggua have to run off to build his army?