Incredibly extreme close-up of Sharra's face on the phone in the lobby. She's covered in more snot than if the Blair Witch was coming. She's thanking someone for praying for her and for helping her pick out her outfit because she got a callback. So many tears.
People sing in the lobby. Singing, singing, singing.
Jackie Salvucci, twenty-one, Boston, MA, waiter. Now. It's incredibly important to be from Boston if you're going to be in a boy band. Jackie already knows this, which is why he almost made it into O-Town. I wouldn't have known this if I wasn't recapping that show as well and yes, I do think it's sort of sad that I know that Jackie is a rejected O-Town member. He wants to be a "Popstah." I'm going to write the words as they appear on the screen, because I couldn't have made it any funnier. Jackie: "I'm gonna be a Popstah, baby." Vanessa: "I'm Jackie's little sistah, Vanessah." Jackie: "She wants to be a Popstah too, so maybe we can be Popstahs togethah." Vanessa pops in and puts her arm around Jackie's shoulder: "Our dream is to be in the same group. Well, mine is; I don't know about heh." Jackie stands in front of the judges and announces that he's going to be singing "All-Stah." It's warbly and too high. Why is "All-Star" even an option? There's no singing in Smash Mouth. Tony likes Jackie, but Jaymes merely says, "Broadway." She doesn't like him, but the boys do. Again. Tony says he can feel something from Jackie. "Fair enough," Jaymes waves. They call Jackie back, and he falls to the ground with his fist on his face as dramatic music swells and the room erupts in applause like Mr. Holland just finished his opus. Jackie tells us that things went "awesome," and that they "called one name, it was my numbah," and he hit the floor. Yeah, we know. Why does everything have to be repeated?