One last break later, Khloe calls on Simon to make his decision. Simon says he could make an argument for either of them, saying there's a Sister C-shaped gap in the market and while 1432 had "a bit of a wobble last night," tonight was better. Simon starts to wind down his long speech and Mario interrupts to ask who he's sending home. Simon says he'd prefer to name who he's saving, but Mario won't let him, so Simon has to axe Sister C. One of the Cs says they saw it coming, and are going back to country while Simon does his pop thing. As they leave the stage, Simon says he's made a mistake -- but not by sending home Sister C. Instead, he's saying the name 1432 has to go. Even the girls in the group look happy about that, as Simon announces that the public will get to pick their new name. Couldn't be worse than the current one. I propose Emblem5.
So finally Mario rattles off the top twelve: Jennel Garcia, Paige Thomas, CeCe Frey, Vino Alan, Tate Stevens, Jason Brock, Beatrice Miller, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Arin Ray, Emblem3, Lyric 145, "and 1432, soon to be named something else!" Heh. And they'll be back next week to grub for our votes. Well, not mine. Gotta remain objective, you know.
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