Tonight, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler head to Portland, Oregon, hoping to be impressed by the singing talent the city has to offer. Will a star emerge, or will the Pacific Northwest serve up a less than stellar group of contestants? Stay with Digital Spy from 8/7c to find out!
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The judges are impressed and without much discussion, she's through to Hollywood. Good for her - she's really sweet.
Without commentary, he's sent outta there and thank God I'll never have to lay eyes on him again.
Steven agrees with me, saying that he "sang with his heart" and "for his life" and he can hear it in Romeo's voice. Jennifer loves his vibe and flavour but worries about how well he'd do in the competition with the varied genres of music he'd be required to sing. Still, it's a yellow ticket for Romeo and we'll be seeing him in Hollywood.
Randy wants to know what other dreams he has - singing ain't gonna work, apparently. None of the judges think he's right for the show, though Steven humours him with a "not yet".
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Randy calls her a "one act show", while Steven wonders if she could be "any more perky". He thinks it's a little too Broadway for the show, which Jennifer agrees with, saying that she belongs on a stage. It's a 'no' from the judges, but they do wish her luck for the future. Small consolation, I suppose.
Randy loves the vibe and attitude, which Jennifer agrees with, praising her rasp and tone. It's a unanimous yes from all three judges. Britnee also asks Jennifer for advice on how to be a mum in this business and they have a little parenting bonding moment. Aw, heartwarming. (Yes, again, I'm being facetious).
Randy loves when he shows the dynamics of his voice between the deep and the soft. Jennifer tells him that he has a natural gift that's effortless, while Steven can tell that he's nervous but felt like he went on a "spiritual" journey listening to him. He gets straight through to Hollywood, though Jennifer does urge him to "loosen up" in the future.
Randy says that it was terrible, while Steven says that it wasn't his best audition - not that he would know since it's the first time he met the kid, but whatever. Ben knows it's a 'no', and while he sucks at singing, he's a great psychic - he's sent home empty-handed.
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Jennifer loves the tone of her voice, calling it one of the prettiest they've seen. Randy appreciates her edge and admits that there's something that he "really likes" about her. It doesn't take much discussion before she receives a 'yes' from all three judges.