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'The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep': Nelly And John Rich Perform, New York Picks A Winner (VIDEO)

08/31/2012 05:08 am ET | Updated Oct 25, 2015

Last week featured a duet between mentors Joe Jonas and Gloria Estefan, so it was no surprise that Nelly and John Rich hit the stage together on "The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep." The country and hip-hop mash-up took on "American Woman," and stayed faithful to the original, at the New York performance show.

New York came out with four strong competitors featuring unique styles and plenty of vocal strengths. But in the end, it was 18-year old Ali Brustofski who took away the honor of moving on to the semi-finals.

She had to break her attachment to her microphone stand first, which she was able to do thanks to her mentor Gloria Estefan. Brustofski had some visible nerves during her performance, but there was no denying the strength of her vocals.

Viewers at home were also told that they'd get a chance to save one performer who didn't win in their city and bring them into the semi-finals as well, so there's hope for favorites who didn't make it yet.

"The Next: Fame Is At Your Doorstep" is off to Chicago as the journey continues Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

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