"T-Boz & Chilli Get Crazy
Sexy Cool in Miami" - August 3
Last week, the women found
4 people in NYC and liked 3 of them. This week, the
girls go to Miami and will see 5 people to ambush. T-Boz
and Chilli will still be ambushing the women to see how
their personality meshes with theirs.
We start with Jasmin, who is only 18, but they are
impressed with her voice. She is a senior in high school
and is consistently in the choir. She loves to express
herself. T-Boz says that she was misunderstood -
misunderstood being defined as being kicked out of 4
schools and one county school system. Oops.
They go to Jasmin's high school in G. Holmes Braddock
Sr. High School and visit Jasmin while she is in music
class. They walk in and the music teacher, who
apparently knows about T-Boz's school record, orders
them out. Jasmin sees them and screams in delight as and
they hug her. Miss Feegee, the music teacher, still
wants them out, and they leave - but not before giving
Jasmin a CD with the instruction of going to the
audition. She tells T and C that she is prep aring for
her prom - but will miss it for them. They leave to the
screaming throng of the kids...
...and the screaming raindrops as they drive in a
thunderstorm to the next Ambush. Arielle is a
choreographer and teaches hip-hop. She says that she can
sing, rap, write and do it all, and she says that she
has a good personality to boot. She dances to the class
- and then breaks out in another dance when she sees T
and C show up. To add to it, her sister was there and
they both start tearing up. T and C stick around to see
her hip-hop class, and to be blunt, the class, her
choreography, and her are all pretty hot. Could this be
my first reality game show hussy?
Cherry, the first contestant to have an afropuff, is the
next person to be ambushed. She has a husband (Andre)
and a daughter (Brianna) and they are her life. Andre is
dealing with a bone cancer and she's been the
bread-winner. Everything's cool and she would love to be
selected in the show. The cool aspect disappears when
she sees them at her door. The reaction? Screaming,
running into the next room and dropping her drink, which
promptly shatters on the floor.
Cherry composes herself as T and C meet Cherry's family,
including Andre and Brianna. She gets the invite and she
goes off running again. They leave Cherry hugging Andre
and Brianna. AwwwwBarf. I am only hoping that her voice
is as powerful as her perkiness.
T-Boz says that the purpose of this trip is not just to
ambush contestants, but to have fun as well. First stop
- a gator farm. They first run into Esmeralda, which
isn't a gator, but a scorpion. Neither girl will go
anywhere near Esmeralda, but Chilli decides to get
comfortable with Patrick - a lemur. T-Boz wants nothing
to do with the animals, so they leave before T-Boz goes
into traumatic shock.
The next person that they want to see is Crystal, who is
a third grade teacher. She likes to rap, and she teaches
the kids grammar via rap. That's a neat way to learn.
What's not so neat - her best friend just passed away,
so she needs something to help her through this. She
teaches in Dallas, so this will be another
over-the-phone ambush. Ambushed she is, as she screams
so loud over the phone that she could shatter the fiber
cables in the phone. She hugs her mom and prepares for
the trip to Miami.
After an interlude that features Chilli eating 2
straight tuna sandwiches and the girls singing to one of
their own songs on the radio (and reminiscing how they
heard their first song when they were at Taco Bell), the
girls decide to visit Vanessa. The 26 year old Fort
Lauderdale woman sings with a group called Short
Stacked. Keep in mind that she's in a ROCK band, and she
has a nice rock voice. Will it translate to R and B?
T and C visit her at the end of a session that she's
doing. Vanessa is thrilled to see them and asks if they
will take a picture with her band. They are only too
happy to oblige and they all schmooze. As they leave,
vanessa does a happy dance.
Will she be happy after the audition? The 5 singers meet
up to chat, and T and C will get to listen to them.
Crystal starts us off with 'Breakaway' from Kelly
Clarkson. She did a decent job, though it shows that her
voice was affected by nerves. She sang ok - but ok would
not have been good enough in NYC. Will it be good enough
here? Will she be happy afterwards?
Jasmin is next and she sings 'What a Girl Wants' by
Christina Aguilera. She seems much more relaxed and she
nails the high notes. She even points to T and C and she
looks like a keeper.
Arielle gets to sing 'Unbreak My Heart'. That's a very
tough song and you need a lower register for it.
Arielle...doesn't hit it too well. She nails the high
register, though and she could have saved herself there.
Cherry gets 'Missing You' by Aaliyah. Remember when Alju
broke out and sang her own rendition of her song last
week? Cherry does that this week, as she ooohs and ummms,
but doesn't hit the lyrics. Alju got in regardless last
week, but I don't see that saving Cherry (despite her
nice runs) this week.
Finally, we get Vanessa, who gives us 'Real Love' from
Mary J. Blige. We also get real vocals, though like
Crystal, her nerves make her a little pitchy on occasion
on the song. I'm not liking her chances on advancement.
Last week seemed like a slam dunk. This week's decisions
are harder. I can see as few as 1 or as many as 4
getting in, depending on their mood. I don't see Cherry
having a shot. Everyone else may be able to get in.
Apparently, T/C and I aren't seeing eye to eye because
they don't want to have Jasmin (arguably the best singer
in the bunch) miss her prom. They were impressed with
Arielle, though they are wondering what happened to
Cherry. They also didn't like Vanessa's vibe. They both
agree that everyone were all much better on their
audition tape than their live audition, and they have
some soul searching to do. Hmmm...
While the girls admit that they were intimidated, T and
C come back. They say that they are selecting two
people, based on potential, because they weren't
impressed with anyone. They thought Crystal was cute,
but she didn't come off well. They love Jasmin's voice
and thought she did a great job, and they thought
Arielle did a great job, too. They acknowledge that
Cherry had nerves - but she can't let it show. Mary J
Blige is hard, and they acknowledge Vanessa in working
The women that worked it out the best? The first one
is...Crystal, who screams in delight. The second one -
Arielle. My Game Show Hussy advances to the next round!
They tell Jasmin that they would have selected her, but
they don't want to take away her experience from the
prom, adding that you can't take it back. Jasmin starts
tearing up and everyone turns it into a cry-fest.
Not everyone is so teary. Vanessa is pissed that she
didn't sing better. Cherry is happy that she got to meet
T and C and to have the experience, adding that is
life-changing. Crystal added that this is something that
she needs in her life - and maybe that's all that's
On the next episode - It's time to hit L.A. Join us in 7
days to see another 5 people see their hopes realized -