Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What To Expect/Episode 10 Rankings

When you're watching the Season two finale of the Glee Project.

So I could go on and on like last year about who's going to win this but...

Bitches please. Aylin has had this shit LOCKED DOWN since episode one.

But anyways, lets get on with some rankings.

5) Michael

It was time for the math geek to go, sadly.  I personally found him to be the best actor on the show, but where he started having an interesting voice, he let Nikki get a little too inside of his head, and it ended up making him over think WAY too much, and thus strip his voice of anything that was strong about it.  I still think he's a potentially great actor, but he is most definitely way too green for this kind of thing right now.

But yeah, thank God we got to see him shirtless and sweaty before he caught the boot.

4) Blake

I'm not saying that I would have cut Blake by putting him in the bottom two--honestly, I would have only had a bottom three, instead of making all of them perform, and I don't think that Blake's performance would have merited a bottom three position. However, with his LCP, Blake once again shows that while his acting is definitely some of the strongest in the group, his singing is demonstrably weaker.  Blake has a decent shot of ending up on Glee this upcoming season, but it would send the direct opposite message that Glee tries to advertise if he won the Glee Project.

3) Lily Mae

Lily Mae, Lily Mae, Lily Mae, how truly impressed I was with your LCP; how completely confused I was with the rest of your role in this episode.  Lily Mae played the role of...the girl who wore a old looking dress in the video. Really moving.  You guys, that video was GOD AWFUL and whatever they tried to do with Lily Mae may have been the least cliche, but it was also the least sensical.  Anyways, it'll suck to not see her perform an LCP in the finale.

2) Ali

Ali was pretty freaking amazing in her LCP, but...kind of cheesy in the video performance.  Her strengths however, lie in that she is the most polished of the performers remaining, as well as in this episode.  Plus...I love her in that pink prom dress, and can only IMAGINE WHAT HER FINALE LCP IS GOING TO BE.

1) Aylin

At first when I saw the video, I was like "UGH, I cannot believe they're doing THIS to her." And then I saw her reaction to having to wear it, and I once again exclaimed "I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS." Then I saw amazingly Aylin worked through it to give the performance of the video, and couldn't give her anything less than the top spot.  And that was all BEFORE her killer performance of fighter.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the girl who should, and WILL win tonight: Aylin.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Episode Eight Rankings

Well, I can't find a link to the new episode, but I do owe you guys at least one post today, so let's get to last episode's rankings.

Also, just so there's no confusion, these rankings were decided upon PRIOR to last night.

7) Abraham

I think I've already damaged my relationship with Abraham enough for this blog so I'll only say this: regardless of what really went down in that confrontation with Ryan, it was a classic reality television suicide move.  I'll miss you, Abafierce.

6) Michael

How'd that get there?  Just so you guys know, whenever I'm not able to blog consistently The OMGlee Project blog does a pretty bang up job of getting screenshots and providing the Glee Project gigglies I know you all crave.  Check him out sometime.

Anyways, MICHAEL.  I mean, I don't think it really needs to be articulated anymore that this kid is a little out of his league.  Not in terms of talent, mind you--kids got the raw material in spades.  What he doesn't have is cojones.  Michael could easily be at the top of this heap if he would just suck it up and get down to business.  As it is, I feel that we're only barely getting to surface the surface of his talents.

5) Blake

So it's finally occurred to me the reason why I never really put Blake close to the bottom, even though a ton of people seem to out perform him every episode: we never get to see Blake's behind the scenes moments.  It's time to stop being nice, you guys: the editors are setting Blake up for something, and I think that it's a little unfair that generally all we see are his glowing moments, while everyone else is falling apart.  Granted, he could just be the crazy perfect human being we've all become accustomed to seeing every Tuesday night, but c'mon--no one sharing a two bedroom apartment with 13 strangers for ten weeks is THAT awesome.

TIE: 3) Aylin & Lily Mae

I had the same problem the mentors had this week--I had no idea who did better: Lily or Aylin.  So I tied them.  I thought both ladies did crazy good this week: Aylin edging out Lily in the homework assignment, and Lily edging out Aylin in the vocal booth, as well as giving a kick ass last chance performance that left me in a puddle of giggles.  Where they both completely outshone everyone was the video--the two of them popped out like Pamela Anderson in a bandage dress.  However, since this is apparently becoming the 'Professionalism Project' the two of these girls (and Michael and Abraham) got screwed over when they couldn't figure out how to double dutch.  There is not enough OY in the world for how I feel about that.

2) Ali

So it's going to be a pretty hard argument convincing you guys of this, since obviously, Ali took the homework assignment by a landslide, and killed it pretty much everywhere else...

1) Shanna

But Shanna KILLED this weeks theme.  Yet again, listening to her voiceover, saying that she would let her legs give out before she quit, as she vomited into a trash can--THAT is tenacity.  Shanna could have topped on technicalities alone, but that fact that she herself truly embodies tenacity in that she never gives up, not even for a second, and that she keeps pushing on, belting to Jesus as though he was going deaf--how could I not put her at the top of this list this week?  Epically awesome.