Bravotv.com: Let's move onto the Elimination Challenge.
Adee -- horrifying. You buy extensions for hair in a drape format, and all he did was take the drape and tie it around the neck. There is nothing genius about that; it's exactly the opposite. It's as elementary as humanly possible. I thought Joey, who did that bright orange red, the girl looked kind of neanderthal to me. There was nothing beautiful, and it was very cave woman like. When I'm looking at runway I have to see something that has almost never been done before but at the same time is classic and timeless. You really have to hit that right in the middle. There was just none of that and the hairstyle was tasteless and classless and it was thrown together. It was more of like an arts and crafts rather than hairstyling. He got lost and didn't know what to do. It's a shame because he could have been great. That's one of the easiest challenges to really shine.
Bravotv.com: Janine redeemed herself in the Elimination Challenge.
She did a kind of couture frizz. That's something that those who have experience in the world of fashion are familiar with, especially in the last year or two. It's become kind of a hot thing. It's a little safe. It's been done, although it's still being done. It wasn't out and it's not over. She went with that and it would be at least something to keep her there, and she got off to such a bad start. You don't want to strike out and then try to hit a home run, you just want to get on base and stick around. That's, in my opinion, what it's all about. This type of competition is really stick around and save the best for last. She did a good thing. I thought Matthew did a great thing. I thought Brigg was a little safe with the woven web. It kind of resembled a tablecloth with embroidered cane. Again, arts and crafts, and not a lot of hairstyling. If she was with any of the great photographers on set shooting for a bikini shoot for Sports Illustrated or Chanel or Gucci campaign they might have thrown her off the set. Take your Spiderman web out of here. That's my feeling, but again, I'm harsh and a little intense. It worked; it was safe. I saw what was going on with everyone else and it was a win-win and her execution was there, that's what did it for her. It was clean, perfect.
Joey went home, but some viewers thought that Adee should have gone home over him.
I share that same feeling... I know that the viewers thought that Adee should have gone home and I concur with them, and the feelings are mutual. I did my best. The other judges teamed up against me. I felt like one of the contestants! Very often, I voted the opposite way. Again, I'm a stylist, and a realistic one. Kim and Camila are not supposed to know about these things. They know at first glance whether it looks good or bad. They know more than your average individual. Kim has experience styling hair but hasn't in over a decade. Camila has experiences with someone styling her hair and has had her hair done 100 different ways, however, it's not dealing with someone else's hair. You only know how great your hair is and how wonderful your hair has looked and problems you've had along the way, but you don't necessarily know about someone who has hardly any hair or someone who has fine hair or if someone is trying to, by way of smoke and mirrors, make that happen. Not taking anything away from their credibility, but there's no way they could judge on that same level that I'm judging on. There's now way they could see what I'm seeing and there's no way they can communicate it the way that I do it. They don't do that. It's like going to the car dealership and asking a brakes specialist how the color looks. He's in the car business, he knows about cars, but he's a brakes specialist and doesn't know about paint. That's the difference. I feel like Adee, if we did it all over, bye-bye. I will say that I loved that he stayed on because it made my job more fun. By the way, I went into every challenge with a clean slate. As a judge I can't be thinking about what he did so badly on the last one and let that affect my opinion of the challenge. That's not fair. I have to go into each competition with a clean slate. Everybody deserved to be there at the beginning of every challenge. Whoever was there deserved to be there in my book. He got a hall pass. Joey's going home unfortunately and he's here.
Bravotv.com: Joey went home, but some viewers thought that Adee should have gone home over him.
I share that same feeling. I know that the viewers thought that Adee should have gone home and I concur with them, and the feelings are mutual. I did my best. The other judges teamed up against me. I felt like one of the contestants! Very often, I voted the opposite way. I feel like Adee, if we did it all over, bye-bye. I will say that I loved that he stayed on because it made my job more fun. By the way, I went into every challenge with a clean slate. As a judge I can't be thinking about what he did so badly on the last one and let that affect my opinion of the challenge. That's not fair. I have to go into each competition with a clean slate. Everybody deserved to be there at the beginning of every challenge. Whoever was there deserved to be there in my book. He got a hall pass. Joey's going home unfortunately and he's here.
I've always been a Jonathan Antin fan! I'm looking forward to this new, re-vamped season of Sheer Genius...HOWEVER....I don't think that Camilla Alves is the perfect "match" for him! Jonathan obviously has a good-deal of TV experience and whatever you call that art of being natural, yet stand out enough for the viewer to understand that you're driving this school bus! Anyway, Camilla's words run into each other, they aren't spoken effectively, confidently...I'm the viewer, and I'm not convinced that she is either in charge, or 100% sure of WHAT the show is even about! I'm sorry, Camilla is a very pretty woman, she looks great on the set...but I think that maybe Jonathan could do the whole deal alone! Who knows, maybe Camilla will grow on me and by the end of the season I will say - "What the hell was I thinking?!"
I don't like any of them either. So far, BIG disappointment. I've been quietly drawn to this show since the beginning, and thought I'd really be seeing stylists working at a higher caliber. My level of frustration is increasing exponentially as each episode airs. I'm beginning to wonder about the screening process for this show. I know there must be countless 'beauticians' out there watching, thinking to themselves, "I can do SO much better than that". Well, looks to me like this seasons Sheer Genius if fully casted with your typical cocky, hair stylists... devoid of real talent and creativity. Rather than enlisting people that have extensive resumes, (debatable) I'd like to see some average Joes that turn out to be diamonds in the rough. Now that is real competition.
Adee is abusive and needs to go! The rest of the contestants should not have to deal with his outbursts and temper. Camilla sounds like a bad actress reading off of cue cards.
I feel that each challenge, the judges are forced to pick the lesser of all evils. Dispite his arrogance, Jonathan Antin is awesome and the most truthful out of all of the judges.