Patty (woodycakes) wrote,

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The Reality Ho

Here's the deal: I'm a reality-tv whore. And not your average type of reality of shows. I've stopped following the more established reality TV fare like Survivor or Amazing Race. Instead, I tend to go for cheesier reality shows like say, The Bachelor (I somehow find the Bachelor hot all the time), Hell's Kitchen (Pamy think Gordon Ramsay is one hot dude!), The Biggest Loser (I wanna lose weight too!) and the like. I can't help it, I'm just addicted. That's why I was excited when I found out that ETC would be showing The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll! I just happen to be their HUGEST CLOSET FAN! How perfect could this get?

Now I know this started already in the US and we're about 5 episodes behind, but it's all the more perfect because I get to read spoilers five episodes into the future. And since this is a reality show, there's just GOT TO BE, the requisite Filipino or of Filipino descent contestant who makes it in. Seriously. Almost every reality show I watch now has a Pinoy in it -- whom we end up rooting for. This show has Melissa Reyes, 18 years old from California. How un-Pinoy can she get, right? It's crazy though because before they even said her family name, we were already speculating that she was Filipino because she looked it, she was from California and when she said her little sob story in the start -- about how her parents were both DOCTORS and weren't supportive of her dream -- it practically sealed the deal.

Anyway, this chick seems like she's got what it takes to win this thing. I've only watched the first episode, but she was an immediate stand out. I can't say I blame her for trying out. Heck, I want to become a Pussycat Doll! Just performing with them (alas scantily clad though), would kill me. And Melissa is actually a really good performer. I don't know if this girl is going to win it -- that would give lead singer, Nicole (the only member I actually know by name), a fellow Filipino member.

In the first episode, aptly entitled The Audition, the show's host Mark McGrath (the guy from Sugar Ray), welcomes 18 girls to the longest audition of their lives. He divides the girls into three groups of six (yay for math!) and they're each assigned a song from (tada!) the Pussycat Dolls that they've got to perform as their final audition to make it into the show.

During rehearsals, we meet Robin Antin (THE founder of the Pussycat Dolls; she's also Jonathan's brother -- yes that stylist who owns a salon named, surprise: Jonathan, with HIS OWN reality TV show entitled Blow Out, which I also watch), and their very pretty choreographer Mikey Minden (who moves so much better than all the Pussycat Dolls combined). Apparently, not all the girls can sing or dance or both. Oh no! What are they to do now? They're out of tune, and they suck at dancing?

But wait! This show not only boasts bitchy girls who can't dance and sexy bodies, it also features DEADLY diseases. Seriously. One of the girls starts throwing up due to this "virus" and suddenly half the girls are dead -- or at least wishing they were dead. By the end of the show, half of them have barfed on camera and are in tears.

Half of them are also chopped off the show and only 9 girls can move on to become the next Pussycat Doll. As a sign of their being padawan learners to the great Robin Antin, they each receive a bright pink feather boa -- that they must hang up on this coat hanger once they're asked to leave. It's crazy how happy they get when they receive their boas. But hey, I want a boa too.

As I scouted for spoilers on Wikipedia. I found out that not only do they name each episode, but they also have a "theme" for each week. Episode 2 is entitled "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and the theme is Confidence. This really gets me going because I love how they have a theme for each week (a la American Idol)

The CW's new music/reality series, "Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for The Next Doll," is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of selecting a beautiful and talented singer/dancer who has what it takes to join one of the world's most successful performing and recording acts. Out of the thousands of gifted hopefuls who audition, only one young woman will make it through the challenges and undergo a total transformation to win her place in the spotlight as the newest member of the Pussycat Dolls.
-- taken from CWTV
Now here's the part where I'm confused. At first, we thought they were losing one member so they were needing a replacement (a la Rockstar: INXS), but apparently, they're still 6 member strong and they're looking for just ONE MORE to make them more -- complete? Complete? Don't cha think they're plenty enough on stage already?

I can't even name all six members -- is that not a sign that maybe they're already too plenty?! With the reality TV boom bandwagon, a reality TV show is just added exposure. With their 2nd album coming out, I guess the Dolls needed more face time with their "audience" in hopes they'll sell more albums, or even the simpler task of getting know every single doll by name.

But really, will this silly realization stop me from watching this show? Of course not. This show has all that I love: singing (American Idol), dancing (The Wade Robson Project), makeovers (Queer Eye), bitch fights (America's Next Top Model), and fashion (Project Runway)! It's more than a trifecta!

Secretly, I want to become the next Pussycat doll! Sure, I don't have the body or the voice or the moves, but neither did some of the girls on the show (who didn't make it of course). So really, watching these girls try to become a member is the nearest I'll get to becoming a Doll myself. If you're bored, catch it on ETC every Tuesday at 10pm and get obsessed with me!
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