Next up is the Meleana's "group," consisting of Cortni and Janine, whoever the hell they are. We start with Cortni and Janine singing "You Can't Hurry Love," and neither of them can sing for shit, so I was wondering if Meleana just didn't want them fucking up her own practicing. But then when her turn comes around, she can't remember a single word of the song. Not one. Not even the song title. I'm going to be nice and guess that Meleana wasn't avoiding the group because she was being a bitch, but because she had already choked from the pressure and knew she couldn't handle being around them. She probably should not have even shown up. In another backstage interview, Randy laughs while Simon explains that he watches the other kids in the audition and sees them react with glee when somebody forgets the words, but then look all concerned and supportive when the cameras come around. Heh.
Next up is the Non-Ghetto Non-Fab Four of Nicole Tieri, Amy Adams, Sara Logan, and Lana Philips. Nicole tells us that they're worried Lana will forget the words again. Nicole should be more worried about the fact that she's even more cheesy and Broadwayish than Clay Aiken ever was. Nicole opens their rendition of "Tell Him" with this sound, attitude, and facial expression that the song is also serving as exposition for a wacky musical comedy. Amy and Sara are fine, if not particularly outstanding. And then, yeah, Lana forgets the words, but comes up with some alternate lyrics, which is certainly better than singing "Mmmm...mmmm...hmm...hmm...hmmm," like many of the others did. But she doesn't sound that good anyway, so it doesn't matter. The performance ends limply. Randy points out that Lana was bad and forgot the words. Paula says that Lana just had a "brain fart." Hee hee hee. Simon thinks Sara did the best job with the song. Randy thinks Nicole did the best job with the song, because it "fit her" the best. Nicole marvels, because it's her first compliment from Randy. In a confessional, she tells us that she wants to make a transition away from Scooter Girl to "Nicole with a big voice and a really big passion to share this gift that she has." Wow, love that double combination of her talking about herself in third person, and then acting like pursuing this desperate bid for attention is like a present to the world.