And we head back to watch more fuck-ups. Some boy named Jeremy that we'll never see again forgets the words to "Tell Her About It." How can you forget the words to that song? I'm sitting here singing it right now and I'm not even a Billy Joel fan. Terrance forgets the words. John Stevens IV forgets the words. Again. He's 0 for 2 here so far. Simon says that if they were singing karaoke, somebody would turn the power off.
Commercials. When we return, it's time for the women. One group is upset, because their third member, Meleana, is avoiding them. We see a shot of her, wandering around, even though people tell her that the group is trying to find her. She's clearly avoiding them on purpose. At one point, she actually stumbles upon them, but turns and walks away as they call her name. Elsewhere, Leah Vladowski's stage mom is actually proving to be helpful to her group (with Elizabeth LeTendre and Dina Lopez). Or they seem to think she is. Leah's mom, working a black leather biker's cap like nobody's business, tells us she was a pop star in Bulgaria back in the '70s. Did they allow pop in Bulgaria back then? And what kind of songs were they? Ah, a poll that practically writes itself. The girls joke about how much Mom has been working them, but it's obvious that they like having her around, unlike a certain Briana. And it works out well for them. Their group is the first we see, and they're pretty good. Their singing has some minor pitch problems, but they have a lot of energy and good moves in their rendition of "Young Hearts Run Free." And they end with the Charlie's Angel pose requisite for any girl group. The kids all cheer wildly for them. Randy says he appreciates how they came out and gave a creative performance. Paula loved them, of course. Simon says that they might just have a top twelve full of girls this years, and that he couldn't care less if there were any boys at all. Yes, yes, Simon, reports of this season's female agenda are already being overanalyzed in the "conspiracy" thread in the forums.