The Swagettes, comprising Kamaria Ousley, 29, Melinda Ademi, 19, Candice Glover, 23, and Denise Jackson, 21, went to bed first and avoided drama as much as possible.
The Swagettes: Denise, Candice, Kamaria and Melinda
While I was prepared for a horrific performance after their admission of lost rehearsal time, they actually do a great job with Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops)” and all four of them make it to the next round. Mariah sends them off with a “swag on!” followed by a little “wow I’m so funny” laugh. It’s really almost better when she just doesn’t speak.
Mariah thinks she’s hilarious. Keith? Not so much.
After a commercial, Raisin’ Cain comes out with ever’ne wearin’ cowboy boots. They knock The Dixie Chicks’ “Sin Wagon” out of the park and all make it through to the next round.
Raisin’ Cain is made up of #idolcountrygirls Lauren Mink, 26, Morgan Leigh Boberg, 19, Brandy Hotard, 26, and some other girl that was good enough to make it through but not good enough to specifically point out so I’m not optimistic about her chances during solos.
Raisin’ Cain: Morgan, Lauren, Brandy, and Girl Whose 15 Minutes Are Pretty Much Up
The next group performs the first of too many renditions of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Before we get into their bastardization of the whole concept of “singing,” you should know that I love this song, and I love the video even more. My three-year-old daughter, however, is inexplicably terrified by the video and since seeing it has deemed the song “The Nakie Dance.”
“The Nakie Dance”
(She’s also irrationally terrified of Jack Black, which is hysterical and extremely odd, but seeing pics like this…
…I’m starting to kind of get it.)
I watched this episode multiple times for recapping purposes, and since so many groups were singing “The Nakie Dance,” MiniPoor has really been on edge for the past few days. Every time she hears the song she totally freaks out and has even begun telling my parents and friends “I’M SCARED OF THE NAKIE DANCE!!!” which clearly makes little sense and likely makes me look pretty suspect as a parent. But for you, Gasmii, I will gladly risk a visit by Child Protective Services to bring you…
Just a complete debacle of a performance. The quartet, Almost Famous, is made up of Savannah Votion, 24, Lizz Weiss, 23, Daysia Hall, 21, and J’Leigh Chauvin, 17. They complained that the song has no harmonies, but that’s completely ridiculous. The harmonies are already on the track – it’s not even like they had to make up harmonizing parts on their own. Their choreography is TERRIBLE and they’re not even doing the poorly selected steps in unison.
Almost Famous (for choking in the Group Round): J’Leigh, Savannah, Daysia and Lizz