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Ep102 Week 2: Auditions Round 2

06/30/14 Season 1 TV-PG L

The second round of live auditions brought some real nail-biting performances as 12 new performers from across the country performed. Host Josh Groban and experts Brad Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris presided over the second round of live auditions which once again saw a mix of stand-outs and unfortunately some tough breaks for the hopeful performers. Austin French impressed with Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind" and Adam Jaymes wowed with "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz. Week 2 was no kinder to groups as threesome Trinitii failed to raise the wall with Ariana Grande's "Problem" and Deedra Ervin faced adversity both in her personal story and her performance.

WEEK 2 RESULTS:

 

Brad

Kesha

Ludacris

Eastern Score

West Coast Score

Shameia Crawford

Yes

Yes  Yes   69% 71% 

April Lockhart

Yes

Yes  Yes    85%  85% 

Austin French

Yes

Yes  Yes   87%  85% 

Trinitii*

 No 

Yes   No   30% 35% 

Alice J. Lee

No Yes  Yes  73% 74% 

Rye Davis*

 No 

No   No   46% 43% 

Sonnet Simmons

 Yes 

Yes   Yes   81% 80% 

Deedra Ervin*

 No 

 No   No  26% 29% 

Will Roth

 Yes 

Yes  Yes  83% 82% 

Egypt Dixon*

No

Yes  No  44% 45% 

Adam Jaymes

Yes

Yes  Yes  87% 88% 

Megan Tibbits

 Yes 

Yes  No  68% 70% 

*Eliminated This Week

• There was no time to waste with even more performances than last week, so our host Josh Groban introduced us to our first performer of the night, Shameia Crawford who sang singing "We Are Young" by Fun. Shameia belted out a rocking version of the song, with all 3 experts voting for her to raise the wall, but with only 69% of the vote, the wall didn't rise. But the West coast had her back, giving her 71% and saving her from elimination!

• We headed right into the next performance with April Lockhart singing "Say You'll Be There" by Spice Girls. April shared her inspiring story and brought both a great voice and great guitar playing to the stage. All 3 experts cast their votes for her and so did the Home Judges, raising the wall with 85%.

• It was time for our next audition, Austin French, singing "Georgia on My Mind" by Ray Charles. Once again, all 3 experts were in and so were the Home Judges, giving his soulful performance 87%.

• Next up, it was the threesome Trinitii, with "Problem" by Ariana Grande. All three women poured their hearts into the performance, but both Ludacris and Brad Paisley voted no on this one having some issues with their musical blend and rapping.

• Meet our next performer, Alice Lee, and this musical theater actress sang "You and I" by Lady Gaga. The experts were a bit split on this one, with Brad voting no, but Alice won over enough of the Home Judges—maybe it was those awesome shoes?—to raise the wall.

• Kentucky boy Rye Davis was the next to take the stage, singing "When You Say Nothing at All" by Keith Whitley. This former pro baseball player brought a deep country sound, but none of the experts voted yes and the Home Judges agreed with 46%, and left him behind the wall.

• Born in Athens, Greece, Sonnet Simmons hoped to wow everyone with her performance of Chris Issak's "Wicked Game." She took on a big challenge with her song choice, but her courage impressed all 3 experts and the Home Judges, raising the wall for her with 81%.

• 20-year old Deedra Ervin was up next and was hoping that anything could happen, like the wall rising, for her performance of "Anything Can Happen" by Ellie Goulding. Deedra brought a lot of passion and energy, but the nerves may have gotten to her. None of the 3 experts voted yes, and the Home Judges kept the wall down with 26%.

• Up next was Texan Will Roth with "Sweater Weather" by The Neighborhood. All 3 experts felt the intensity of Will's performance, and the last run really got them on-board, raising the wall with 83%.

• Another Texan, 18-year-old Egypt Dixon hit the stage with the hit "Fancy" by Iggy Azalea. Luda and Brad both voted no, but Kesha saw some potential. All of them agreed that maybe the song choice wasn't the best, and maybe the Home Judges agreed, keeping her behind the wall with 44%.

• With his can-do spirit right there in the name of his song, Adam Jaymes took the stage next with "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz. He brought one of the most emotional performances of the night, winning over all 3 experts and the Home Judges and getting 87% on his way to raising the wall.

• Closing out the show for this week was Megan Tibbits singing a unique interpretation of "All of Me" by John Legend featuring a harp! In a second close call of the night, Megan only got 68% and failed to raise the wall. But the West coast struck again, saving Megan with a 70% score to move her forward to the next round!

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