Here's your BuddyTV High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight's episode of Platinum Hit, "We Are Risk Takers."
So, Kara's all by herself for the hook challenge (Jewel -- where are you? I miss you.) and declares that the hook is about... risk? Like the game?! Sadly, this is not the case. The singers just have to incorporate the concept when they perform on 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. Jess takes third place, but meandering melody so she picks Nick. Second place is Johnny, who picks Brian. And Jackie, playing to the crowd, wins first place. TWIST! The song written by the team must be written in a completely different genre than originally written. Jes and Nick perform a pop song called; Johnny and Brian go reggae with a 'betting on.' Jackie, Scotty, and Sonyae do a country song, 'Say It Back.' Johnny and Brian win with their reggae hit. Jackie, Scotty, and Sonyae's song was a miss. The risk meant nothing for Sonyae, who had immunity from last week. The riskiest, of course, was for Scotty when Jackie took credit for the good and blamed him for the bad. Jackie is sent home for lack of growth, but is told she has talent. In the final few minutes, Jewel returns to the contestants to throw another challenge at them... right now.
High Five Highlights:
5. The Hook Challenge's Challenge
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The contestants have to perform on 3rd Street Promenade and the three with the most money win. This is a cool idea, but it hurts people who don't play any instruments and people who aren't the strongest singers. Also, it benefits people who are performs and not songwriters as much. So though it might not have been fair,
4. Random Information
Nick is a telemarketer. Sonyae knows country ("'Grandpa's sitting on the porch today/ cooking eggs and bacon'--wait, how could be cooking if he's on the porch?"). Brian is very taxing. Nick makes everyone better, naturally. Johnny thinks Brian might be stoned during the songwriting session. These talking heads are really becoming random.
I wish the U.S. was cool enough to call street performers buskers. Also, isn't it telling that Nick didn't get any money?
2. Favorite Frontrunner
I've really declined from routing for obvious favorites (well, not who I dislike). But since we are half way through the season, I think the strongest songwriters are definitely Brian, Johnny, and Scotty; they've never really been in the bottom and write strong melodies and lyrics. But I honestly think that everyone who remains is talented enough to produce hits in the future; and like the judges I will keep my ears (?) ready.
1. Ding Dong
The Witch is Gone! (Jackie is not really a witch; it's just a good title.) Jackie was sent packing and I am not disappointed. She seriously blamed Scotty for the bad parts and then claimed the good ones? I really felt like that is makes her a coward for not sucking up. Also, she is not a strong lyricist. Whatever! My favorite Scotty is around.
- How happy are you to see gone?
- Who are the frontrunners in the competition?
Emily E. Steck
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