Season 1 Episode 3 Week 3: Final Round of Auditions

07/07/14 Season 1 TV-PG L

It was another intense night on the stage as the third and final round of performers took the spotlight for their live auditions! As always, host Josh Groban welcomed us to what was sure to be an unforgettable night. Experts Brad Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris were once again on-hand to give the performers advice and to join in with you, the home judges, to decide who would make it to the next round of the competition. And as a special treat, Brad performed his new single, “River Bank,” LIVE to show the performers what they should be aspiring to. So who moved on and who was sent home? Here’s the night’s full recap!






Eastern Score

West Coast Score

Dana Williams


 Yes  Yes  87%  84%



 Yes  No   46%   48%

Cliff Cody*


  No  No  49%  44%

Audrey Kate Geiger


 Yes  Yes  84%  84%


 No  Yes  No  33%  35%

Gabrielle Nicole


 Yes  Yes  90%  89%

Karen Hornsby


 Yes  Yes  82%  79%



 Yes  No  22%  25%

Skye Griffin*


 Yes  No  28%  29%

Morgan Higgins


 Yes  Yes  79%  77%

*Eliminated This Week

• First up for the night was 24-year-old Los Angeles native Dana Williams performing “Stay.” And that’s what the home judges and experts wanted her to do, giving her 87% and raising the wall for her!

• It’s been a tough set of auditions for duos and groups, but the four young men who call themselves Unselfish were hoping to break the trend with their performance of “Some Nights.” Unfortunately, they couldn’t convince Luda, Brad or the home judges.

• The third live audition of the night was Cliff Cody, an Ohio native and nurse singing “I’m Gonna Be Somebody.”  It’s been rough out there for the country boys and unfortunately Cliff didn’t make it past the wall with 49% of the vote.

• 24-year-old New Jersey native Audrey Kate Geiger was up next singing “Stay with Me.” Her performance won over all three experts and the home judges with her unique voice and earned her 84% of the vote.

• Duo OhMG took the stage next, hoping to be the first duo or group to move through to the next round with their performance of “Lights.”  But once again, a duo couldn’t get it done, and with only 33%, weren’t able to raise the wall.

• Hailing from Cleveland, OH, 20-year-old Gabrielle Nicole looked to win over everyone singing “My Man.” And she did just that, delivering one of the most powerful performances of the show, earning 90% of the vote and bringing all three experts to their feet!

• We took a quick break from the auditions for expert Brad Paisley to rock the house with his new single, “River Bank.”

• Auditioning next was Karen Hornsby from Jacksonville, FL singing “To Love You More.”  After an emotional introduction, Karen brought an amazing, heartfelt performance that wowed all three experts and the home judges, raising the wall with 82%.

• Performing next was TX3, hoping to be the first and only non-singles act to move on to the next round with their performance of “Keep Your Head Up.” Unfortunately, their performance didn’t quite win the home judges or the experts over, keeping them behind the wall with 22% of the vote.

• 26-year-old Texas native, Skye Griffin, took the stage next singing “Only Girl in the World.” Unfortunately Skye had some issues with some of her runs and both Brad and Luda voted no. Skye stayed behind the wall with only 28% of the vote.

• The last performer of the night was 17-year-old Morgan Higgins singing “Alone.” While she had some nerves to overcome and Brad wasn’t feeling the performance, both Luda and Kesha voted yes, along with a lot of home judges, sending Morgan onward with 79% of the vote.

• With 19 performers having raised the wall over the last three weeks of live auditions and heading on to the duels, that left one open spot to be filled. In the dramatic final moments of the west coast airing, the performer from the past 3 weeks with the highest combined east and west coast votes who hadn't raised the wall was...Unselfish! They've moved on to compete in the duels!

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