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American Idol Episode: "Hollywood Round, Part 2"

Season 11, Episode 9
Episode Synopsis: The Hollywood Round continues.
Original Air Date: Feb 9, 2012

American Idol: The One Where Everyone Got Sick and No One Performed! Season 11, Episode 9

Hollywood week continues and — spoiler alert! — 16-year-old Symone Black lives. After she was last seen falling off the stage in what has to be the worst cliff-hanger in reality TV history, Symone regains consciousness and is quickly attended to by the medics. J. Lo and Randy <strike>rush</strike> slowly saunder to her side and J. Lo asks her if she's OK while Steven sits idly (Idol-ly!) by at the judges table. Hasn't he fallen on stage before? Can't he offer some helpful recovery tips to Symone?

Symone sips some soda and goes to the hospital while the judges reconvene to decide who from her group will move forward. Lucky for Symone, falling off the stage on Idol equals a get-pushed-to-the-next-round-free card. But will she be able to compete in the group rounds?

Aside from Symone, Lauren Mink and Ethan Jones are sent home, and Jeremy Rosado and Nikko Starr make it through to the groups round. 185 singers total make through.

After some celebrating, Idol producer Ken Warwick throws a big curve ball at the singers: every group of four or five must include at least two people from Day 1 and two people from Day 2 even after many Day 1 singers have already formed groups of their own. Never assume! Poor Tent girl Amy Brumfield is suffering from the flu and can't find a group to join because everybody is afraid she'll pass her germs around. Did you not see her sob story, people? Cut her some slack!

Not going to lie, it's pretty hilarious to watch all of these outspoken young'uns with inflated egos kick and scream to find team members. Brianna Bell literally goes from group to group to group and dismisses nearly every song choice she hears and runs away. Meanwhile, Amy teams with the assertive (and annoying) Alicia, but Alicia Bernhart is quickly edged out of her own group when her team members balk at performing "Joy to the World."

Back from commercials, and Alicia is still searching aimlessly for a group. But instead of changing her strict song preference from "Joy to the World," or "Stuck Like Glue," she starts badgering contestants about whether or not they like cops (she's a cop). She finds a girl whose dad is a cop and she is (finally) silenced. Someone take the microphone away from her asap.

Brielle Von Hugel, who performed in group rounds with Pia Toscano last season, is back and plays the role of creative manager for her group as her helicopter mother hovers close by,  insisting she's not a stage mom, even as she critiques one of Brielle's group members and incessantly talks to the cameras. Yeah, OK.

Symone returns from the hospital after being diagnosed with dehydration. As expected, she encounters problems finding a group, but as soon as she opens her mouth to sing — and gets her stage dad to back off — she pairs up with a group of four.

And Symone is not alone in her health issues. One kid looks ready to barf right in the middle of Blu Cantrell's "Hit 'Em Up Style" and Alicia's teammate, Christian, has to take a two-hour break to rest up. Even when he comes back downstairs to practice, he starts clutching his stomach and lies on his back, worrying his group. Luckily, Amy is confident her illness won't get her down because she has Jesus on her side. Is he packin' Emergen-C?

Cowboy, aka Scotty McCreery the sequel, aka Richie Law, is trying to put his musical theory knowledge to good use (pretentious, much?) and also infuses the group with some questionable dance moves, like salsa. "This is not how we break down," Heejun Han says adamantly, and also says he may go home tomorrow as he rages war with the cowboy. They also have a sick contestant, Phillip Phillips, who gets logged down with a kidney stone. "Now I have a very, very bad perspective towards cowboys," Heejun says of bossy Ritchie. "Even the Dallas Cowboys."

Brianna, after finally finding a song worthy of her talents, is now in one of the more dramatic girl groups, The Betties. There's arguing, there's crying and there's even a very emotional phone call home from Jennifer, who is the only one staying awake all night to practice. Brianna, however, bursts into the ballroom at 3 a.m. and declares herself Jennifer's guardian angel. "I'm not leaving," she screams and the two work on their choreography. Insert triumphant Rocky running music here. The next morning, The Betties regroup and are the first up to bat in front of the judges. Jennifer opens her mouth to sing and ... Idol rolls the credits.

That's right! We had to suffer through watching a bunch of whiny teenagers almost barf and not a one performed for the judges this week. Still better than the auditions, but come on now.

So what did you think of the group rounds? Are you on Heejun or Richie's side? Do you think Amy can overcome her nasty bug? Sound off in the comments below!

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Hollywood week continues and — spoiler alert! — 16-year-old Symone Black lives. After she was last seen falling off the stage in what has to be the worst cliff-hanger in reality TV history, Symone regains consciousness and is quickly attended to by the medics. J. Lo and Randy <strike>rush</strike> slowly saunder to her side and J. Lo asks her if she's OK while Steven sits idly (Idol-ly!) by at the judges table. Hasn't he fallen on stage before? Can't he offer some helpful recovery tips to Symone?

Symone sips some soda and goes to the hospital while the judges reconvene to decide who from her group will move forward. Lucky for Symone, falling off the stage on Idol equals a get-pushed-to-the-next-round-free card. But will she be able to compete in the group rounds?

Aside from Symone, Lauren Mink and Ethan Jones are sent home, and Jeremy Rosado and Nikko Starr make it through to the groups round. 185... read more

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