Last time, the girls used the power of
hip-hop to slam each other... but when the chips came down, Joie froze
up, and found herself on the way out. Now four remain. In an hour...
only the final three will compete for that elusive contract.
They're laying down another track at the
recording studio to step it up a little more with Peter Michael Escovedo.
The track to be recorded... Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good."
Next morning... NOTE!
"Today, you're going to explore your
journey to redemption, from past to present. I have a special guest
arriving to meet you guys."
That guest... Dave Yarovesky, director
for videos from Fitty to Gwen. They're making a video today. It's your
job to tell your story. Today's about embracing your past and facing
Challenge #1: "Girls on Film".
Music video performance.
This is going to be tough for Jazmin, who
just wants to tell her story as accurately as possible. She had a
screwed up childhood thanks to her father. Who she pushes down the
stairs. Mixi's a killer performer who can drink anyone under the table.
And apparently she has issues with two naked dudes on film as well. She
feels like she's cheating on Mr. Cheese Sticks from last episode. But
she killed it. Meanwhile, Angelica draws on her past as a child actress
and victim of abuse. But the camera didn't really love her. Farah's
story involves... total skank, ghetto Barbie, orgies. Nice... And she
likes to direct herself. Even better!
And apparently the director likes
realism, because now Mixi's drunk.
Let's watch the video now...
... and everyone loves it.
Next morning... ANOTHER NOTE!
"We are almost down to the final three.
Your next challenge will decide who stays and who goes. Get prepared to
get all shook up."
First up, a stop at Geffen with Ron Fair
and Jeff Norskog.
Angelica's style is a scruffy rock
groove. She was a hippy for a while. She has to be the rock chick,
though. She can't play-act it. "To me, it all seems like an act." Jazmin
is a born singer, and she has been battling on stage for a while now.
They don't know how good she is. Farah doesn't fit in anywhere. She's
willing to make a wholehearted commitment to this. She believes that
what the world needs now. Mixi is a freak... a freak who doesn't really
Oh, and Farah compares her competition to
Vegas-league Kelly Clarkson, Amy Winehouse, and Carrie Underwood.
The star of the video yesterday... was
Mixi. She wins the last challenge and gets a little bit of a headstart
on this next challenge.
Today, the girls will be singing
"Roxanne" by the Police... but they will not sing the Police version.
The girls are going to be diverse today... The girls will be
working with four producers representing four different genres.
Jazmin: Francis Benitez will give her a
Farah: Marco Mendoza will give her a punk version.
Angelica: Black Shakespeare will give her a reggae version.
Mixi: Bryson Jones will give her a country version.
Mixi's up first... She's not a country
singer. She has to do less bounce and more slide. One thing they won't
let you do in the Opry is cuss. So something like "(^_^) you" would
translate into "bless your heart". Jazmin... has never sung Spanish
before. Ever. Angelica channels island grooves. Farah gets an idea to
feel the way she feels.
After the practice, Farah is the topic of
conversation for the rest of the ladies... and she walks right in on it.
Farah wanted to deck Angelica.
Never mind that. It's Showtime! Back to
judge are Nicole Ehrlich, Andrew Flad, and Mauli B. They will judge on
your vocals and how well you stepped into your given genre.
Angelica's first with her reggae take.
She was happy with it. Next is Mixi. She's gone country for about three
minutes. She's not scared to win. She's scared to go home. Next is
Senorita Yasmin. She shakes it proper at least. And she has fun with it.
Farah has to perform like a cannon on her punk cover. And she missings
her lyrics. Not good.
The winner will be declared at
Mixi completely breaks down about her
performance. Farah says that everyone rocked it tonight, but at the same
time, Mixi's not Johnny Cash.
It's elimination time. Redemption Song is
all about "evolving and changing". That's what this week was all about.
Angelica was "fake", "amazing karaoke",
and the performances have been difficult for her to find her voice.
Farah was scary and the judges would "ask for their money back." Jazmin
sang better, but tonight felt like a concert. Mixi was boring and full
of ups and down.
This week's winner was... Angelica. In
second place... Jazmin. That leaves Farah and Mixi.
Finishing third... Mixi. Farah is going
home tonight, but she does so with no regrets. "I'm the only me here."
We're down to the final three. One more
big test remains. Who'll find the ultimate redemption? Find out next