Waiting in the wings and hoping for any kind of connection are duet partners Madison Paige and Peyton Aldridge. What happened here? I can’t find a partner. What do you mean you can’t find your partner? He has not been up here. Not being able to find really bothers me, not having someone here to practice when we need to be practicing. It’s really frustrating. So did you pick a song by yourself? I picked for us. Obviously we needed to pick something. Who? Who is he? Peyton Aldridge. Do you want to go walk and try to find him? Yeah, sure we can. All right. We’re trying to find Peyton. We’re gonna try to find them together. We can’t find her partner. Are we sure he’s OK? What room is Peyton in? 526 Thank you. What’s he thinking? No offense, but he’s a man. You have to repeat things sometimes. No offense, but it’s true. There he is. Man. We’ve been looking all over for you. Where have you been? I’ve been in my room and chicken wings. That wasn’t part of the experience here. It was to come pick a song with your partner. She picked the song without you. Now you have to go catch up with everybody else. You guys are behind a little bit. Well, I went to my room to change. Then I was coming down. No, no. You just said you were got chicken wings. I did. I went to a store, got some chicken wings. All right, Homer, I’m not used to this. And I’m kind of pissed off because I had no ranch dressing. You can’t eat chicken wings without ranch. You also don’t go to a gas station for wings. Don’t know where you from in Mississippi. Not in Texas. Yes. Unified and fortified Madison and Peyton finally start working on their duet. Can I as you a question. Yeah. You want to play? He wanted to actually play guitar. No, I like piano. Version first. I think you guys have cool voices, but this is all about love. Thank you. After a productive rehearsal with the vocal coach, Madison and Peyton seemed to have found their groove. We practiced, we feel good. After a few hours of sleep, Madison and Peyton continue to work on their duet at the stage rehearsal. Rehearsal stage, it was, I mean, it was alright. But knowing alright won’t be good enough, peyton proposes a last minute switch. Returning to the guitar over the piano. I’m good with it. Whatever, you know, whatever makes it so, we both make it through. That’s all that matters. All right. With their performance rapidly approaching, anxiety rising, Madison has some serious second thoughts. Up next, the chicken wings. So I want to know, what were you thinking? What’s going on? But let me tell you about this. So I was in the lobby, didn’t see my partner here. Maybe because I wasn’t looking real hard enough. I went right beside the hotel because, look, you see this cauliflower, zucchini stuff. And they had chicken wings and I had to get chicken wings. OK. This is really what happened. I’m just gonna cut to the chase. We discussed that. Hey, we’re gonna go upstairs, choose our song and go change. Come back and practice. He’s like, all right, cool. Well, he didn’t listen. So he went missing for like 30 minutes. All right. So listen, we we’ve got you all schedule for another show. This is some priceless stuff, just not even right now. This is the duets part that we love so much. What are you gonna do for us? We’re gonna sing “Don’t you want to stay”. Let’s do this. Well, the opening was pretty much like buckshot. It was everywhere. I was fully prepared. Guitar went a little different than what we practice. Threw me off. Now the judges have to decide whether the American Idol road for Peyton or Madison ends tonight. Whatever he did it threw me off, and I’m not sure I’m going to be making it through. Horrible for her. That’s my fault. I screwed up. I think there are just too many changes and it’s a lesson learned. Listen, there are moments in life when it’s not going to work. This was not the greatest do it in life. Well, I just wanna apologize to you. You worked hard and I say I’ve been rehearsing this all day. Just got in the moment, just lost control. But I just to apologize to you. I appreciate that. And apologize to my family. But I think you all should give her another chance because it wasn’t right. We just, we can wait one minute. I think that was pretty good. That was huge. Two out of three. Madison and Peyton, your performance was not up to par. But we realize what you’ve done in the past. You’re very talented. Peyton, we’re very touched by your humility, your honesty. So my fellow judges and I have decided. To give you a second chance, you both go on through, OK? Thank you. It’s not on, my career is on, but somebody else’s, they had no control. And now feel responsible for it. Most guys will say, I’m sorry. I appreciate apology. I really do. You know, things happen and I live and I learn from it and I move on. I am moving forward. Thank you, Lord. But just it’s just it’s just crazy. She’s crazy.