Last time, Joie surprised everyone by turning the
tables on frontrunner Angelica, and Kendra surprised everyone by... eliminating
herself. Also eliminated, Kededra, from not stepping her game up to the next
Now just six women remain on the road to redemption.
Things have turned really ugly inside the
house, and no one is trusting anyone. Tension reaches at an all-time
high, as Mixi is feeling isolated and missing her boyfriend. She is
refocusing her efforts in an attempt to gain a foothold.
Today, Chris also lets the ladies know
that they're going to be recording a demo. They'll work with esteemed
record producer Peter Michael Escovedo (Mariah Carey, Joss Stone, George
Michael). The song of choice for the ladies... "How Do I Live" by LeAnn
Rimes, AND they'll be singing as duets.
Once the demo is recorded, you'll have to
shop it around LA to some of the most influential experts in the
business. the demo will be graded on pitch, professionalism, emotion,
Team 1: Angelica & Farah
Team 2: Joie & Mixi (Joie: "Her vocals suck.")
Team 3: Esther & Jazmin (Jazmin: "I respect Esther, but I'm not fond of
Challenge 1: "It Takes Two".
Market a demo to industry tastemakers.
It begins now... at West Lake Studios,
where MJ recorded Thriller.
First, Angelica & Farah. Farah blew this
song right out of the water and earned Angelica's respect for that.
Angelica... likewise. Mixi is all Betty Boop on it. Jazmin gets stuck
with the second verse... and wants the first. Esther has issue with
that. Her game is thrown off because of that.
Next, it's a race around Hollywood to the
four music experts who will be judging the demos. Imagine that it's a
race... and it's amazing. And you only have three hours.
Jazmin & Esther are heading to see Gus
Pena, magazine editor. They weren't working together as a team.
Doesn't help matters that Jaz is from Jersey. Farah & Angelica are
heading to see Richard Blade, a DJ. Their driver was pressed by the law
not to drive anywhere NEAR the speed limit. Joie & Mixi are out to see
Nigel Dick, a video director. It seems like they have a handle of thing.
They make their target... and he give them this advice... Adapt to the
landscape or die.
Next, Richard Blade hears Angelica &
Farah... He says "Be careful imitating." You succeed better if you are
Gus Pena hears Jaz & Esther at Chord and
market themselves as a "rock-sex-soul" duo.
Joie & Mixi next head to the Roxy to see
Megan Jacobs, a booking agent. This could be Mixi's dream come true.
Megan also like Angelica & Farah. She LOVES them. Finally, it's off to
see Gus... with Joie & Mixi there as well. Awkward. Joie & Mixi are up
first with 45 minutes to go. They want... to take their good old time.
Now it's a race back to the house. But
what did the experts think of the demos?
Oh, and Angelica's breasts are falling
Chris has the results...
ESTHER & JAZ: have the look and the
notes, but don't push the sexy so hard.
JOIE & MIXI: carry a raw element; could use a vocal coach
ANGELICA & FARAH: real singers with real vocals; waiting to hear the
The winner... Angelica & Farah. They win
an extra prize, letters from home AND they decide two other girls who
will share in their reward. Those girls... Joie & Mixi.
Everyone showed awesome teamwork, so
Chris is giving another surprise... we're getting pierced and inked.
Note for the guys. Esther & Farah both
got nipple rings. Since this is basic cable... you're just going to have
to imagine what that might look like.
Next morning, it's time to meet Mauli B,
which means it's time to prepare for an elimination challenge.
Challenge #2: "Leader of the Pack".
Stand out in a group performance. You'll be divided in half.
Angelica, Jazmin & Joie - "Lady
Marmalade" by Labelle. They're the three strongest vocalists in the
Mixi, Fara & Esther - "Clumsy" by Fergie. Mixi likes the song, because
she can hit it. Mauli likes the song for them because honestly... they
can't hit the other song.
Even though they are performing in trios,
they will be assessed as individuals. We start with team #2, who Mauli B
needs to connect with the song. Team #1 get either a blessing or a
curse. Joie's scared that Angelica and Jazmin going at each other will
overshadow her. Mauli B... "I'm signing the record deal right now."
Showtime. Also judging: Peter Michael
Escovedo, Peety (choreographer to Miley Cyrus and Wayne Brady), and that
First up, Farah, Esther & Mixi sing
"Clumsy". Mixi's playing the little school girl. Cute. Esther's playing
with her mic... not so cute.
Next comes "the Trio" with "Lady
Marmalade". Definitely bringing the sexy back until Angelica shoved Jaz
out of the way like a linebacker. That's... wasn't supposed to happen.
Her side: "It was because I was acting. Isn't this supposed to be about
standing out in the group?"
So who's the leader of the pack? Team
#2... Mixi. This is what clumsy was to her. Team #1... Joie. Angelica,
much to the surprise of no one, doesn't agree with that.
And the winner of the challenge... MIXI.
She's come a long way. She gets use of the house phone to call her
boyfriend. And because Joie stood out on stage as well, she's also safe
from the threat of elimination.
And because there are only six
remaining... no one else will be saved. All four will be up for
Elimination time. First up, Mixi won
because she controlled the stage. She was a star. Plain and simple.
So why are there four on the block?
Farah's vocals were great, but her performance was "middle of the road".
Esther looked uncomfortable and amateurish. Jazmin doesn't "pop"; she
doesn't give a bad performance, but she doesn't believe that she should
be here. Angelica is solid, but she doesn't come across as likable.
So who's going home tonight? Esther. She
just hit a wall, but don't be surprised to see her later... Plastic
breaks, she doesn't.
With five left, the record deal with
Geffen is within reach. Until next week...