Quirky Reed Grimm next up on "American Idol," he's the one who was tearfully on the phone with his mom during the Hollywood round, right before deciding to play the drums on "Georgia on My Mind."
Does it again for his last performance, "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)." He's in easily, I think; has personality and creativity. Seems pretty confident as well that he's in. Maybe a bit arrogant? We'll find out.
Makes it to top 24; is totally excited walking out to join the others. "That kid is so mad talented, dude; oh my god, I can't even believe it," says Randy Jackson.
Erika Van Pelt next, don't know that much about her but comes across as sincere. Sings a powerhouse version of "Don't You Remember" for her last performance; Jennifer Lopez is caught on audio saying, "I don't like this song for her."
I still think she's through. Lopez tells her she didn't do as amazing as they thought she'd do because she has such a big voice; they had big expectations. Van Pelt is looking sad, but then Lopez says, "We're going to take one more chance on you," and she's in.
"This doesn't happen to girls like me."
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