"American Idol" on Wednesday focused on the Hollywood group round, a show traditionally associated with personality conflicts and drama.
But this year's episode seemed to lack the suspense we've seen in seasons past. Could it be a result of higher caliber singers who don't crack under pressure? Sure.
However, we can just as easily blame it on Wednesday's rapid-fire format, which jumped back and forth between singers and groups in just 60 minutes.
In the end, the Hollywood pool was narrowed to 71 singers. Viewers, meanwhile, were confused enough to need more therapy than the show's rejects.
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The show wasn't entirely devoid of drama, however. Michael Lynche ("Big Mike") listened on the phone as his wife gave birth in a hospital. Then, he advanced to the next round after performing with Team Awesome.
We also watched one singer (Kat Nestel) quit before her group took the stage.
Then, of course, we had the obligatory "will they or won't they pull it together" group. This season, it was the Dreamers, an act that featured rocker mom Mary Powers. They survived tears and arguments to offer a shaky performance of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams." Three of the group's five members, including Powers, advanced.
Noteworthy eliminations on Wednesday included Dave Pittman (has Tourette syndrome), Michael Castro (Jason Castro's brother) and Seth Rollins (has an autistic son).
Many other fan favorites are still in the running, like John Park, Andrew Garcia, Katie Stevens, Janell Wheeler and Haeley Vaughn.
Get a full recap of the show by visiting our "American Idol" blog.
Weigh in: Have you chosen a front-runner yet? And in a competition designed to find a solo singer, is a group round even necessary?