The next pair we see are some kind of tween off-brand Mousketeer duo, with Beatrice Miller and Carly Rose Sonenclar, both 13 and talented, crooning "Pumped Up Kicks." Carly Rose looks bored while waiting to blow Beatrice away, which she ultimately does.
Vino Alan interviews that he's up against his roommate David Correy. They both interview about how they like each other, but want to win. When they come out onstage, David makes a speech about how the judges are the four roadblocks to his dream, which may not be the most politic statement to make. They sing "What's Goin' On." They're well matched to both each other and the song and L.A. is having the time of his life watching them. But after they finish, Simon notices that Vino has thrown his hat, which he correctly reads as Vino being disgusted with himself. Even if Vino appears to be the only one dissatisfied with his performance. Even David thinks Vino did a great job, but Vino maintains that he "fucked up serious." Britney's actually starting to come around on him, finally. Maybe that's what he means.
During rehearsals, vocal coach Autumn Rowe (an actual X Factor vocal coach, not a Tara Simon vocal coach) is giving some life-coaching rather than vocal coaching to Diamond White (13) and her partner Dinah Jane Hansen (16 going on 40) who cops to being nervous. They're both here for their families, which in Dinah Jane's case includes twenty-odd people in one house, in case you forgot. They go out and sing a version of Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" that's so slow as to be almost unrecognizable, giving them both plenty of time to throw in lots of loud, high notes. Backstage, Dinah Jane admits to messing up the lyrics, but Diamond assures her it wasn't noticeable. Alas, the judges noticed. I have to admit that I didn't, if only because I was still trying to identify the song at that point.
There must be an odd number of groups, because Lauren Jauregi is doing a "duet" with Sister C, the three-part harmony group. L.A. likes the harmonies, but Britney finds them annoying. Simon accuses both female judges, "You don't want them and they don't want you," scoffing at Demi's objection. Brandon Hassan, 16, and Reed Deming, 13, stumble through "Secrets" but are cute enough to make the judges smile. Julia Bullock, who ditched her band for this, drags Ally Brooke and her dumb hat through "Knockin' On Heaven's Door." The judges agree that there was a winner and loser there, but we don't hear them say which one, not that we need to. Jeff Gutt, the 36-year-old single dad from "Detriot, MI" (nice job, captions) does well enough that we don't even find out who he's singing with, but Simon figures he's had his moment... whatever that means.