“Boy Band” Recap: Double Elimination Results, Group Performance Videos

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Boy Band Recap July 27 2017

By Shari Weiss |

Boy Band Recap July 27 2017


“Boy Band” had its first double elimination on Thursday, after the groups performed soundtrack hits. Get the results and watch the performance videos below!

As Gossip Cop reported, last week’s “Boy Band” performances were focused on iconic throwback songs. At the end of the live show, Dorian Tyler was eliminated after viewers voted to save Jay “J Hype” Gilbert. But the end of the episode also brought a big warning: The next round would feature a double elimination.

That significantly increased the pressure for tonight’s live show, which showcased three new groups singing beloved songs from movie soundtracks. The 13 remaining contestants were shuffled after last week’s installment, so they once again had to learn not just a new song, but also figure out a new group chemistry. All the while, they knew two of them would be going home by the end of the 60-minute broadcast.

All 13 contenders first kicked off the show with a performance of The Weeknd’s “Earned It” from the 50 Shades Of Grey soundtrack. After that, architects Nick Carter, Timbaland and Emma Bunton joined host Rita Ora in a funny spoof of The Breakfast Club called “The Boy Band Club.” Naturally, the pre-taped sketch was set to Simple Minds’ “Don’t You Forget About Me.”

Then it was time for the key live performances. The first group, called All In, consisted of Brady Tutton, Chance Perez, Marcus Pendleton, Mikey Jimenez and Sergio Calderon. Their song assignment was “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. Nick Carter exclaimed afterward, “That is the way you start off with soundtrack hits week, I’ll tell you that!” He deemed Perez the “hero,” while Bunton said Calderon “smashed it vocally.” She counseled Pendleton over his voice cracking, and encouraged him and the others to keep fighting. That led Carter to say Jimenez “stepped up” after taking their advice. And Timbaland told Tutton, “You are the most technical singer in this competition.” The producer urged him to ditch the perfection and give some “soul.”

Undivided was the next group to take the stage. Andrew Butcher, Devin Hayes, Drew Ramos and Jaden Gray were tasked with “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” from Armageddon. Carter said afterward, “You guys were like an asteroid crashing through the atmosphere. I didn’t want to close my eyes. I didn’t want to miss anything.” But he told Butcher, “I’m still lacking something from you when it comes to your performance… You were out-performed by the others in you group.” Bunton told Gray, “I think you found yourself, big time. I love the way you’ve let go all of the control you tried to take.” She also reassured an insecure Hayes, saying he “fully committed to being a vocalist.” Timbland also praised him, saying, “You really impressed me tonight.” But his standout was Ramos, who he said was “killing it.”

Last to sing was Leveled with Michael Conor, Cam Jackson, J Hype and Andrew Bloom. They had to perform “See You Again” from Furious 7. Carter said he could see the guys, especially Bloom, connecting with the song. “This was your night,” he told him. Bunton thought the song was a “challenge” for Jackson and not in his range. She also said he needs to break down his “barrier.” Timbaland commended Conor, saying, “You owned this song. I thought you were Charlie Puth myself!” He also told J Hype, “You made me proud tonight… But you still have a long ways to go.” He amusingly added, “Please make Uncle Timbo proud and be the first beat-boxer in a group!”

In a departure from past weeks, there was no group deemed safe. Rather, members from all three acts were up for elimination, but the architects would choose just one singer from each to ultimately be in jeopardy. They picked Mikey Jiminez (All In), Andrew Butcher (Undivided) and Cam Jackson (Leveled). “This is the hardest decision we could ever make,” Carter said. Despite his earlier praise, he essentially singled out Jiminez as the weakest in his group. Bunton indicated Butcher isn’t showing enough “growth,” and Timbaland said Jackson was “out-performed” and isn’t showing range.

Then it was once again up to America to decide who should be saved and who should be given the boot. And with a bottom three, two of them would be cut. After the voting period during the last commercial break, it was revealed Jimenez won redemption for the second time to date! Heartbreakingly, Butcher and Jackson are now out of the competition, and there’s another double elimination set for next week’s remaining 11 contestants. Watch this week’s performance videos below.

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