Tonight the Top 40 will be decided. Forty acts for America to vote on. But before we get to see our top contenders, we have to be reintroduced to our judges and their signature styles in kicking people off this show. What would be the best way to do that? Why a montage of course! So we are treated to a montage of the judges kicking people off the show in their signature style (yawning, mean, and creepy). In order to decide who will be moving on in the competition, the judges are back in their conference room mulling over headshots. Sharon mysteriously announces that they are all great! No, Sharon, they are not. Over yet another montage of the many acts we have seen, the judges discuss who they like, who they don't like, who Sharon is emotionally involved with, who The Hoff has taken a shine to, and who Piers is too sentimental to let go.
And then it is Judgment Day. Up first is Fake Elvis. As we remember, he did well during the first audition, but his second was "underwhelming," according to Sharon. She then tells him to get some voice lessons and that she is unsure whether he can build an entire career out of being Fake Elvis. Despite all that they put him through to the Los Angeles live show. He is suitably overjoyed.
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