We're back and it's time to fill the last 10 of the top 24 seats. But first, let's address the cliff-hanger you've all been waiting for! Adam Brock has now ascertained his identity as the only guy who cries more than Heejun. Dude's crying so much he's actually carrying a hanky. A hanky! A 27-year-old with a hankerchief! Not surprisingly, he goes through. We can all stop holding our collective breaths now. How about the remaining 9? Here we go:
Solo song: "I Know You Wont"
Known for being the "Mr. Nice Guy"
BFFs with his "Idol family" David Leathers Jr., Eben Franckwitz, and Ariel Sprague
Sweet voice, but so far there's nothing stand-out about him
Solo song: "The Trouble With Love Is"
Forgot lyrics during Hollywood week
Father is a freakishly large man and former professional athlete; mother is her identical doppelganger
Incredible poise and maturity for a 16-year-old
Solo song: "Fancy"
Country girl from Mississippi with an affinity for driving ATVs in muddy ponds
One of many contestants inflicted with case of compulsive puking during Hollywood week
Judges called her a young Reba
Talented, but most likely not unique enough to make it to the final 12
Solo song: "This Woman's Work"
Auditioned for Season 10
Longer-haired, blue-eyed version of Season 1's Justin Guarini
Best known for his signature Falsetto
Solo song: "Change"
Auditioned last year but was cut from the top 40
Born in England but currently resides in Texas
Vaguely resembles a porcelain doll
An interesting sequined pants/lace shirt selection for her final audition
Solo song: "You Are So Beautiful"
Earlier in the competition claimed to look like Justin Bieber — yet bears absolutely zero resemblance to Justin Bieber
Stevens cites his "under-confidence" as the thing that gets him in trouble, sometimes
And that's not all! Here are a few other not-so-special contestants that apparently weren't worthy of their own segments: Bleach-blonde Hallie Day, country crooner Chase Likens, returning competitor and über-stylish Aaron Marcellus.
But wait — there's more! What's a reality show without a twist, you ask? At the end of the episode, Seacrest announces that "in a dramatic turn of events" the judges "felt compelled to reinstate another guy," who will make the final a top 25 instead of 24. Here's something that won't be at all surprising: it's going to be the eliminated-too-soon Johnny Keyser (probably). Am I right?
Overall, tonight was a profoundly underwhelming experience for me. Was it for you? Who do you think the 25th contestant will be?
We're back and it's time to fill the last 10 of the top 24 seats. But first, let's address the cliff-hanger you've all been waiting for! Adam Brock has now ascertained his identity as the only guy who cries more than Heejun. Dude's crying so much he's actually carrying a hanky. A hanky!