That's a question Britney and Demi ask out loud as hot contestants -- both men and women -- come to audition in front of the judges, only to fall flat. Really flat. These hot but bad singers are only given about two seconds of air time in a montage of hot, bad singers.
After a high-energy premiere, this second night of auditions falls a bit flat in comparison as well. There's more madness -- a word Simon used on the premiere -- than there are actual good singers and one middle of the pack.
Here's how the singers rank:
Jason -- Even before he starts singing, he annoys Simon with his chattiness and talking about his concert having a glitter explosion. But he pulls out a powerful "New York State of Mind," impressing all the judges. Simon admits he was preparing for the worst but that he loved the audition.
Carly -- The best of the night was saved for last, and it came in a pint-sized 13-year-old with a booming voice singing "Feeling Good." Simon already called her a superstar and L.A. called her an "old soul" -- not sure if that's actually a compliment in this case, but she gets through with four enthusiastic yeses.
Johnny -- This 16-year-old impressed with his rapping with an original song, but his actual singing is a bit subpar, which Simon acknowledges as well. But he says it's what the show is missing, so Johnny goes through. But how long will he last?
Lexa -- Simon describes her as "Jersey Shore" meets the Kardashians. She has a lot of sass and confidence but nothing to back it up as she performs "Too Close." Britney calls it boring and everyone gives her a no -- except for Simon, who believes she needs a second chance. Yeah, right.
Ezekiel -- This guy doesn't even get two notes off when he's immediately forced to stop. But the ladies comment on his nice six-pack. So, there's that.
Pat -- Brings a bouquet of flowers for Britney, who is not amused, and even takes on one of her songs -- "Circus." She looks absolutely petrified. The camera shows Demi blinking with slight confusion. It's too bad one of the judge's songs is absolutely butchered. Not a single note sounded on key! Simon called it a drunk, screaming version of the song.