In our previous interview with Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious choreographer Mikey Minden, he promised lots of catfights and extreme drama from the 15 finalists that would be competing for a spot in the girl group. After all, it’s simply not possible to move more than a dozen wannabe divas into the same house and expect them to be civil to one another. While I greatly look forward to possibly seeing some hair pulling when the show premieres this Monday, I’m still left with some burning questions that I need answered. I simply can’t wait four more days to have these mysteries cleared up in the premiere, so it’s time to ponder them here.
1) What do The Pussycat Dolls have to do with this show anyway?
I understand that Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin is also the creator of Girlicious and one of the judges, but what does that have to do with the Dolls themselves? Will they be making appearances? Doing some judging? Offering some dance tips? I have no idea. I’m fairly certain it’s just a ploy to drag in some viewers, and I guess we’ll see if it worked after Monday’s premiere.
2) How does one of the finalists end up in a wheelchair?
One of the greatest moments of the latest Girlicious CW promo involves one of the girls falling down, ending up in the hospital, then arriving at the studio in a wheelchair. What is Robin Antin’s sympathetic response? “Can you dance in your wheelchair?” I hope she tries, because that would only make the show more entertaining. Check out the promo here:
3) Is the word “Girlicious” horrible or fabulous?
Before I’m able to recap this show, I feel as though I have to decide if the group’s name is making Mr. Merriam and Mr. Webster spin in their graves. I do normally enjoy words that add a useless “icious” suffix, such as “funkalicious” or “bootylicious.” But again, those aren’t the names of actual music groups that I’m supposed to chat about in every day conversation. This question is going to keep me awake all weekend.
4) What level of diva behavior will the girls strive for?
There’s such a thing as a fun level of cattiness between reality show contestants. I could go for some backstabbing, smack talking, “I’m not here to make friends, I’m here to win” declarations, and even some slap fights. What I don’t want is for the girls to take a page out of the Flavor of Love playbook and poop on the floor or get their toes sucked on by skeezy guys. Please Girlicious, try to have a little bit of dignity.
5) What level of shame do I need to feel if I enjoy this show?
I never watched The Search for the Next Doll, so I don’t know what to expect from the format of this series. However, I do have a soft spot for competitive reality shows that require a modicum of talent, which is why America’s Next Top Model is such good fun. So how much guilt do I need to feel if I fall head over heels for Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious? What if I love the group so much that I want to rush out and buy their album? How do I hide that from my loved ones? These are questions that I’m going to have to ponder as I sit down to recap Girlicious on Monday night. I may end up sullying my reputation and giving in to the glory of it all. It may be as irresistible as belting out the lyrics to “Don’t Cha” when it comes on the radio while you’re driving to work in the morning, but I wouldn’t know anything about that.
Now, it’s time to call up Merriam-Webster and see if “Girlicious” can be added to the dictionary.
– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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