This week the contestants were tasked with writing a dance tune. To make the assignment even MORE intimidating–the guest judge was none other than the QUEEN of dance music, Donna Summer.
This show isn’t getting great ratings, but I find it kind of entertaining–especially the parts where the songwriters have to explain themselves and they proceed to throw each other under the bus. The show is designed to pit the contestants against each other at every turn for maximum conflict. I suppose the producers think that watching would-be songwriters work at their craft would be a tad boring. They may be right.
This week’s winning song went to the team that included pop diva, Sonyae Elise, Euro-tunesmith, Scotty Granger, folkie, Melissa Rapp and show asshat, Nick Nitolli.
Our Idol peeps, Jes Hudak and Jackie Tohn get raked over the coals by head judge Kara DioGuardi and the gang, for a sweet little ditty they wrote called “My Ridiculous” because the judges preferred their partner, Brian Judah on lead vocals. Meh.
Blessing, the blind guy with no rhythm, is the dude who eventually gets the boot.
Check out some video below
The contestants songs are played at a dance club for the judges.
Back at the studio, the judges critique the songs. Much thowing-under-the-bus ensues.