This week was full of Hot Stuff for sure, and you really got a taste of what the songs would sound like On the Radio. OK, OK we're done with the Donna summer references (for now). Let's see what hit the top of the charts in Episode 2.
No. 1 Fan of Donna Summer
While Jackie may have been left speechless by Donna Summer's praise of her hook, it was Sonyae's unbridled enthusiasm that won her the top spot. Exhibit A: "Donna Summer aka Mama Donna, Dance Queen of the United States. Thick as grits baby, bow, bow, pow, ow! You know what I mean?" While we also love ourselves a good disco jam by Donna, unfortunately no, not exactly sure what you mean. But it sounds delicious!
No. 1 Regret
I know all the writers have a different process for how they go about composing their lyrics. But seriously, there's no better way to get in a dance floor frame of mind than to bump some jams (perhaps by the resident Dance Queen of the United States) and perhaps don some sparkly jumpsuits. Didn't you feel there was a serious lack of flared pant legs for the Donna Summer episode?
(Editors' Note: We always sport our own disco gear and enjoy some dance floor anthems every time we write our recap. The results speak for themselves.)
Oh, Melissa. We're still trying to wrap our heads around her style. In order to dig up inspiration for her club banger, she looked to a forest full of wolves and natural disasters for inspiration. We're huge fans of Shakira's She-Wolf, but as we all know, it was in her closet. Hopefully there will be some sort of nature inspired challenge soon for sweet Melissa, though we wouldn't be surprised if she were to go in the opposite direction at that point and write about a futuristic cyborg bar.
Biggest Fall in the Likeability Department
It was pretty clear that Nick is that "I'm not here to make friends" contestant. But he took it to another level when he said, "We're not asking who's the best R&B cat, or who's the best blind guy with a dog who can sing, it's who's the best hitmaker." Ouch. We're guessing he'll be getting a cursing from Blessing after he hears that. (Although to be fair, it did end up being somewhat prophetic, since the judges did send Blessing packing.)
No. 1 "Ridiculous" Lyrics
While at first we weren't to sure about Brian's My Ridiculous, but the final product did come together and provide some rather... memorable lyrics. Our favorites are below:
"Drop my panties to the floor, and I'm walking out the door."
"I'll watch you own my eyes till my face gets stupid."
"Leave your business cas' at home, or you'll be ending up alone."
You can check out the rest of the lyrics here. Just be sure to leave your inhibitions (and panties) at the door before reading.
Best Dance Club Choice
Well done for choosing a gay club to debut some new dance tracks. One, because watching a crowd of adorable gay men rock out to the contestants' songs was a delight. And two, because you knew they were going to be good judges of whether the track was hot. You could tell how well received a song was by how hard the crowd was voguing to it. I only wish we got to see some of Jewel and Kara's signature moves, because you know they were shakin' it behind the scenes.
No. 1 Sad Moment
We're doubly sad Blessing is leaving, not only because he seems so loveable and has a wonderfully soothing voice, but also because we lose his canine companion, Tommy! Now we'll never get to hear a song written for Tommy, see photos of Tommy as a puppy, or find out if Tommy was secretly whispering lyrics to Blessing the whole time.
Next week romance is in the air, and that's not even the challenge. Jes and Johnny appear to be forming their own little duo outside of the competition: