Cut to Hyphentwins and Travis as the narrator tells us, "The performance is the final test. And this is the last time most of the girls will see Travis, Jaymes, and Jennifer." Alas, not for us. Jaymes tells the girls that they should be proud of themselves for getting this far. Travis wishes them all good luck and says he hopes to seem them in L.A. Jaymes interjects, "Yeah!" Jennifer claps.
Travis kisses Shaunda on the head while Baby stands by waiting to kiss up. Travis moves towards Baby but actually hugs the blonde standing next to her. Dis!
Back in L.A. Travis and the Hyphentwins are watching tapes of the auditions. They've brought in David "St. Elmo's Fire Was My Brainchild" Foster. The narrator explains that the four are going to watch tapes of the auditions and decide which twenty-six girls will be invited to an L.A. workshop. The narrator then explains that this means most girls won't make it. They clearly think we're the dumbest people in the world watching this show. Then we find out who gets the early cut: Tiffinni Ranae, Kelley "I Love My Brother" Blakemore, Morgan "Miss Dallas" Matlock, and Jangela "I've Got A U-Haul" Shumskas. We see Jangela's U-Haul drive off as Jangela waves goodbye. I can't believe we spent that much energy on a U-Haul and didn't get to see either of Jangela's callbacks.
We're told that David Foster (who I'm just going to call St. Elmo from now on) is going to be one of the biggest influences on the girls' futures. St. Elmo tells us that people who shortcut the rhythm when singing a cappella are generally going to have a hard time in a group. We see Petagay Rowe's audition tape and St. Elmo counts between Petagay's lines. She's speeding the song up, presumably to get more actual singing into the audition instead of quiet moments, but St. Elmo thinks this means she's unable to keep the beat. "That's a real sign that somebody doesn't have it," he says. Travis tells him that all of the girls did that. He says that Petagay was a really good dancer and was good in groups.
We're told that St. Elmo is looking for more than just how the girls will blend together. Bea's tape comes on the monitor as St. Elmo tells us, "One of the other things that I look for -- and I think she was guilty of this -- that they start the song -- and a cappella is hard -- but they start the song in one key, by the time they get to the chorus they're in another key, and that's, like..." and since the horror of it all gets to be too much for St. Elmo, he just starts shaking his head back and forth in misery. We watch Bea's tape, and she is guilty of changing keys mid-pitch, but man. It's a cappella! And she's so cute! Jennifer starts sticking up for Bea, saying she loves her personality and wants to bring her to the workshop to see what she can do.