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An immigrant is next. He picks a song for “Mr. the Bee Gees” called “How Deep Is Your Love?”

It’s going to be bad.

Paula is impressed with how he “phoenetically learned the songs.” Simon prods her to say something honest about Ali, but she doesn’t take the bait. Simon thanks him for auditioning.

Next up is Melanie. She was a back-up singer for Taylor Hicks. Simon is unimpressed, but Randy and Paula vote to send her to Hollywood.

Next is James. He’s a tour guide for the city and his rendition of “Go Down, Moses” moves Randy and Paula to laughter. “Singing is not your thing,” Randy tells him. Paula begs forgiveness for laughing at him. It’s like last season all over again.