Dope Crisis is the next group to appear before Simon, who tells them they couldn't have put any more into their performance than they did. But he's not convinced that was enough, and tells them, "It's bad news. I'm afraid you didn't make it." Bad for whom, though? Also, Simon doesn't look terribly afraid at all.
On to Emblem3, who as usual are sporting one shirtless member as they gaze out over the ocean. They talk about how great their first performance was, but then, the day before, one of them missed his cue in front of Simon and Marc Anthony. They start their final audience at Simon's house with a plea to work with him and to be given a chance to do their best. Simon says their performance was the first time he got excited about a group, but they seemed a little unrehearsed yesterday. Which is unusually diplomatic for Simon. Not a good sign. They say they did their best, but Simon disagrees, saying he expected better. Also not a good sign. They beg some more, and Simon says he's made his decision. "And you know me, I like to work with winners." Interminable pause. "I think you're winners." They celebrate and hug Simon, and then of course one of them jumps into the pool and takes his shirt off. Got to stick with the brand.
That leaves Playback, Lylas, and Sister C to divide the last two spots between them, which tells me it's not looking good for Sister C, given that Simon also formed the other two remaining groups. The three sisters pose awkwardly on the edge of Simon's pool with the skyline in the background as they talk about what a leap this has been from the small gigs they're used to playing, but I must be wrong about their chances because they're the fourth group to show up on Simon's deck, which is as good as three tickets to Los Angeles. He tells them he could imagine recognizing them when hearing them on the radio, but is still concerned about their likability. Or is he? "I think America are going to love you," he finally says. America will look forward to that, then.