Someone took a group picture of one of the callbacks, with everyone shouting, "POPSTARS!" That Jackie and Vanessa sure are tied at the hip, aren't they? A different group cheers. Kids wiggle and dance. Ryan looks terrified and sweaty as he dances in a waiting room. Breakdancing boys flip and tumble all over the place. My mother would call this a madhouse. She's also make all of these kids sit still and wait their turn, warning them that they'll get hurt flipping around on this carpeting in the hotel. "You'll break your neck!" she'll curse them and then one by one, they'd break their necks. My mom has that kind of power.
A girl in blue pants tells the Latin kid with the grandma that they should all warm up together. He agrees, and we cut to the girl busting a groove in a circle of hopefuls. They're all, "Go 'head! Go 'head!"
Dorothy and Lian hold each other and fall to the ground together, realizing that a lesbian scene is the only way they'll get a third callback. The narrator reminds us again that they are "best friends." There's a split-screen as Dorothy licks Lian's ear on the left, and Lian tells us on the right that she's so happy that Dorothy is here, and she doesn't know what she's going to do once Dorothy gets cut, so she's not going to think about it.
"The energy is high, but so is the tension." I hope the narrator is high, because otherwise I'm not sure what he does with his day. Does he tell people he's the voice of Popstars? Or is it like when you work on porn, you use a different name? Not that I know anything about that, mind you.
The girl with the baby is praying in a chair. She's asking God to help her dance. "Because I suck," she says. That makes my job easier. Moving on.
Lian dances in the Go 'head Circle. So does the new Christina Petty girl. She grabs her ankle and kicks her knee.
Jackie finally weighs in: "You can, you know, make nice and be friends with everybody in the room, but you gotta know when it comes down to it, you want that spot. You want this. I want this spot over every other guy in the room."