Down to 69 and they are in Vegas…

2-hour show Thursday night…

Music from the ’50s on the Elvis stage where Carly Smithson performs…

Performed in groups of 3 or 4…

Queen of Mean (Peggy Blu) is one of the mentors…

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“This is Dedicated to the One I Love”

Skyler Laine, Chase Likens, Colton Dixon and Cari Quoyester…

The quartet has to go through (3 do, Carrie goes home)…

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“Rockin’ Robin”

David Leathers Jr., Jeremy Rosado, Ariel Sprague and Gabi Carrubba…

50-50 on this one…

They put all four through without a judges’ get-together…

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“Great Balls of Fire”

Adam Brock, Erika Van Pelt, Angie Zeiderman and Shelby Tweten

Half of them deserve to go through… maybe

Judges actually deliberated on this one. Adam, Shelby, Erika and Angie go through …. Randy pauses with the old “FAKE EM OUT” verdict … Seriously, Randy!!??
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Shocking twist coming up – they tell us – that might not leave some safe who thought they were. OMG, enough with the melodrama, AI!

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“Why do Fools Fall In Love”

Schyler Dixon, Brielle Von Hugel and Molly Hunt…

Trio of girls .. all three could go…

Molly goes home and the other two stay…

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Quickly they list six who are going home…

– Wayne Wilson, Ashley Robles, Stephanie Renae, Aubree Dieckmeyer, Janelle Arthur and Tenna Torres

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“The Night Has a Thousand Eyes”

– Haley Johnsen, Reed Grimm, Elise Testone and Even Franckewitz

They all deserve a pass to the next round … updating the song did them all well…

All 4 go through…

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Group of two

“Breaking up is Hard To Do”

– Jermaine Jone and Richie Lawson…

Both are surprisingly good and both go through…

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Another trio gets the green light…

– Hallie Day, Baylie Brown and Chelsea Sorrell…

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Next group sings a song and I don’t even know what it was (and that says a lot for someone who grew up in this musical era)…

“It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”

– Jessica Sanchez, Deandre Brackensick and Candace Glover

I wouldn’t put any of them through … but they all go through…

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They all come back on stage to hear that the 10 groups on Day 2 may push some of them out the door. In other words, they compare Day 2 to Day 1 and they might go home … still…

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Day 2

“Jailhouse Rock”

– Clayton Farhat, Adam Lee Decker, Curtis Gray and Scott Dangerfield.

Ho-Hum…

Mixed reviews to say the least…

Curtis is cut … all four should have gone home…

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Four more are ushered through: Caleb Johnson, Joshua Sanders, Joshua Ledel and Shannon Magrane…

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And quickly…

“Burnin’ Love”

– all four go through…

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“Blue Suede Shoes”

– 2 go through; 2 go home…

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“Keep Me Hangin On”

Trio – not as good as it could have been

All three should go…

– 2 go through; 1 goes home

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“I Only Have Eyes for You”

All four are going through and they should have…

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One group left and then some additional cuts…

“Sealed With A Kiss”

– 3 of the 4 should go on; although the harmony was very good for a quickie group effort…

Nick goes home and now we go to “Drama” Part II!!!!

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In the end 27 are cut; 42 are left in the competition…

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