Jazell Royale USA is so gorgeous. I support every Queen. Their voices are all incredible. Every life story bio is moving, but I am moved by Jazell. Melanie really criticized her. I was horrified when she announced two Queens would be eliminated forever. Then faked announcing the first elimination. WTH Mel! Not funny!
A person's most useful asset is not a head full of Knowledge, but a heart full of Love, an ear ready to Listen, and a hand willing to Help Others.
I thought it was fitting that Mel B had to make the difficult final elimination choice on the 2nd round. I know it was productions choice for her to hype the "Never to Return" line, but, she should have said "and, there will be no second chances". When Mel B issued that cliff hanger threat I thought, Never say Never! Now I hope that 5 years from now, they do an 'All Stars Queens of the Universe' and prove that threat stupid.
What was up with Vanessa making such a big deal in her criticism just because she never heard one of the songs? Were they scolded for being too positive initially?
Audience voting on the favorites, with the least favorite as the first Queen to depart was fair and expected. Although, I found it hard to believe that so many of my favorites were in the finals for 2nd round elimination.
I want more objective, helpful criticism and less "Judgy" attitudes. Looks like I will be muting their discussion for the remainder, because I find them to be annoying, which dampens my enjoyment.
Mel B was absent from this episode. Only thing Graham said was "due to circumstances beyond our control, Mel B will not be joining us tonight." (Me: Yay!)
Round 2: Two Queens, One Song
The theme was duets, Queens working in 4 teams of two to write together an original song they were to perform together.
The top voting Queen from previous fan voting, "Viola" and next in line to be eliminated bottom Queen, "Taiga" were intentionally paired for the new challenge.
They had first pick of the pre-selected song genres, and also the privilege of selecting which two would pair, as well as what genre each team would perform for original song writing.
First Team: Taiga and Viola, (choose Pop style) The collaborated song was "T4B" Second Team: Aura Eternal and Maxie, (given R&B) song they wrote "This Hot" Third Team: Jazell and Militia, (given Ballad) written song "Gagging For You" Fourth Team: Love Masisi and Trevor, (given Rock), wrote "Rock Hard"
Taiga and Viola were praised for how well the very different styles harmonized together. I can't remember which judge (Michelle?) mentioned that they seemed to really get along and they must have enjoyed working together. we saw them earlier disagreeing, but, they did come together; and you can tell they bonded well, and how close they became.
But, each team was great. During rehearsals I thought Jazell and Militia were terrible, such different voice styles...... but, they ended up harmonizing beautifully.
Bottom team were Love Masisi and Trevor. Trixie adored Masisi costume which was gorgeous.
Final sing off, Masisi heart-fully sang, And I Am Telling you, I'm Not Going; but, Trevor was exceptional in her performance of "This is Me".
(Hubby is going to go crazy when he learns about the Star Trek cut).
I am sad to learn of the Queens of the Universe dismissal, and so disappointed with the network. These are all beautiful Queens with the most amazing voices. They are each so talented, I find it disgusting that Paramount would deny them this opportunity to showcase their talent and personal life stories, let alone deny them planting seeds of diversity and love. We need to educate, how else can we break free of the stupid barriers, resulting from narrow minded, limited vision?
I had wondered what happened, how suddenly there were episodes that I had missed just suddenly appearing. I binged them, unaware, until just now, what the reason was.
I am not going to spoil this for anyone who hasn't binged the remaining episodes, but let me say they are each and everyone special.
Each of the final three queens has grown through this competition, in versatility, confidence, creativity. It was tough seeing #4 go, I favored her through out, but I am glad the audience broke the tie, and saved the more deserving Queen.
Third place Queen was stunningly beautiful. "Looking like an angel" was a judges quote. Michelle Visage worked with her in a previous mentor episode, and while she was incredible in that episode, unfortunately, slipped just a little due to nerves in her final performance.
Runner-UP Queen, WOW! You are amazing, I adore you, you knocked it out of the park, again! Thank you, for performing for us this season! As Trixie said in the previous mentor episode, it was an honor, and highlight of her career to work with you.....well, I think we were all very fortunate to have you in this season. You are forever amazing!
Queen of the Universe, you deserve it sweetheart! I think you have grown the most this season, and you gave the most incredible, showstopping, Final Performances tonight! Standing ovation from the judges and me! (Seeing your family there, with tears streaming down their faces was such a heartwarming moment for me. Be proud, be happy, be your bright, shining, Beautiful Self!).