Posts Tagged ‘Recap

On The Voice Season 7 Episode 3, more aspiring singers left their hearts on the stage as they vied for spots on one of the four celebrity coaches’ rosters.

The Blind Auditions continued (as we were reminded constantly on screen with the random #BlindsContinue Twitter hashtag) on Monday, with a twist:

One of the contestants was actually blind!

Blessing Offor - Just the Two of Us (The Voice Audition)

Blessing Offor was a bit uneven through the first two-thirds of “Just the Two of Us,” but his charisma and raw talent got all four chairs to turn.

He was a Blessing to watch on TV, with his positivity as well as his take on the classic song, but he has work to do when he joins Team Pharrell.

Meanwhile Jessie Pitts’ rendition of “The Story” earned a spot on Team Gwen, although like Blessing, it’s unclear if this is flash in the pan or next level talent.

Ricky Manning, who sang “Love Me Again,” joins Blessing on Team Pharrell, which is quickly becoming the Island of Misfit Toys of aspiring vocalists.

Can he craft them into a winning roster? Very possibly, but it’ll take effort, because people like Mia Pfirrman, who hit some great notes on her audition.

Listening to her sing Katy Perry’s “Unconditionally” left Adam swooning, although there’s a personality gap there that he might need to help her with.

Kelli Douglas, who performed “Danny’s Song,” made for an unexpected choice from an unexpected face, but she overcame stage fright and then some.

Not unlike Pharrell, Adam has his work cut out with these two if he wants to make them into contenders who can survive through public voting.

Team Blake, meanwhile, picked up John Martin, whose “Sweet Pea” was certainly very sweet, and Bree Fondacaro, who was great on “It Ain’t Me Babe.”

Bree’s tone was so gravely, Blake probably would have crawled across a bed of nails to get her based on that alone, but she had talent as well.

Later in the episode, we were introduced to Troy Ritchie, whose rendition of “Out of My League” made up for his Family Guy quotes and won over Gwen.

The best performer of the night was Anita Antoinette, with her rendition of “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” made up for lost time since her Season 3 failure.

Team Gwen scored a gem with this one. Think she has what it takes to win Battles, Knockouts and Votes from The Voice viewers? We will soon see.

Who was your favorite singer on The Voice Season 7 Episode 3? Which coach do you like best of the new panel? Share your comments with us and discuss below!

On the season two premiere of Khloe & Lamar, viewers watched one Kardashian sibling grow frustrated by her man’s lack of sexual desire, while another Kardashian sister got annoyed by that same man’s inattentive friendship.

Read on for THG’s recap of the episode, +/- style…

Khloe & Lamar Promo Pic

We see shots of Kim Kardashian pretending to kry over Kris Humphries. MINUS 127.

Khloe refers to Lamar as “Lammie.” MINUS 1.

Lamar laments Rob Kardashian moving out. He looks to be on the verge of tears. PLUS 7 for what appears to be a legitimate bromance.

Khloe installs her own sex swing, saying “this is like, so much work, to be a sexual person.” It proceeds to collapse the moment she sits in it. PLUS 8 for Khloe’s efforts, and PLUS 8 more for our avoidance of any fat jokes here.

Rob is mad at Lamar for not attending his Dancing with the Stars tapings. Lamar is mad at Rob for blowing off lunch with him and Khloe. MINUS 11 for this bromance turning into a romance.

“I haven’t seen this many sex toys since college,” says Lamar upon enterting Khloe’s “Sex Chamber of Love.” MINUS 17 for lying. The guy went to the University of Rhode Island, not Arizona State.

“Men get more hormonal periods than women do,” Khloe says. MINUS 3 for using the word period.

“Even when I’m not there, he should know I’m still there. Sometimes, though, I think he wants me there in a physical sense.” PLUS 4 for Lamar finally getting it.

MINUS 13 for Rob and Lamar’s handshake.

MINUS 3 for Khloe and Lamar’s wedding photo blanket.

Khloe realizes that what she has with Lamar is “pure” and doesn’t have to always be based sex. PLUS 5 for coming to that realization and PLUS 4 for the episode ending with Lamar motor-boating his wide.

TOTAL: Minus 147

Ah, the first Monday of the year. It’s that time again. The Bachelor is back, baby!

Our relationship with the ABC franchise remains complicated as ever. Neither love-hate, nor unconditional affection, nor unabashed disgust, it’s hard to define.

What we do know is that Ben Flajnik captured our hearts last season when he was rejected by Ashley Hebert. That was rough, but he has NO REGRETS!

Follow this link for The Bachelor spoilers we know so far, including the rumored winner. Then join us for celerityAs +/- Bachelor season premiere recap!

Ben Flajnik, Mole-Free

WILL YOU ACCEPT THIS AIRBRUSHING: Ben F. is retouched and ready to go!

At the end of the day, and two-hour episode, despite the contrived nonsense that is The Bachelor, Ben somehow comes off as a genuine, All-American guy.

Will the California winemaker fall madly in love? Will it last? Will discarded women cry along the way? Will some people be there for the wrong reasons? 

Possibly, probably not, definitely and most likely.

For all the scripted BS, cue cards, misleading promos and manufactured drama, we were excited to see the season premiere, and it didn’t let us down …

Ben says he’s “grown” and is “a more complete person” for “following through” on his proposal to Ashley. The Bachelor cliches are the best. Plus 9.

Minus 3 for bringing up his father’s death, AGAIN, in the opening minutes.

Odds Ben is actually playing the piano in his intro? 2:1 against. Plus 10.

Unlike stiff Brad Womack, Ben seems at ease, as he did all last season. Simultaneously embracing the process while subtly acknowledging that it’s an absurd show and he’s there for the experience, he’s a credible, likable Bachelor. Plus 13.

Lindzi Cox PictureCourtney Robertson Picture

The bubbly Lindzi Cox (above, left) loves horses. And is “not horsing around” in her quest for love. High-five on that one, writers … or not. Minus 7.

Shotgun-toting Amber wants to bring Ben back to Nebraska for some “beef nuts.” Somehow we can’t see Ben hunting with her on the fam, or chowing on cow balls. She cleans up nicely, though, and has a sense of humor. Plus 5.

Amber’s Canadian namesake, with the surname Bacon, is nicknamed the Baconator. Because … she makes everything better? Plus 9 regardless.

Courtney Robertson (above right) is a model, unafraid of competition, not worried about the other girls and almost overly confident. She says she deserves at least two carats when the time comes. The other girls are gonna HATE her this season. Plus 30.

Jenna the NYC relationship blogger even gets SATC-style intro music? Minus 18.

Shawn, financial analyst, soccer playing single mom, is always the type of girl we like to see on the show, as it probably is about relationships for her. Sort of like a less Barbie-like, Arizona version of Emily Maynard. Plus 8.

Okay, Jamie the nurse needs to win hands down. Plus 100.

Ben’s hair should get its own show BTW. Plus 11.

Nice to see they cast such an ethnically diverse group of aspiring trophy wives this season. Oh wait, no they didn’t … this is The Bachelor. Minus 50.

Chris Harrison: Pimpin'!

BIG PIMPIN’: CH in effizect. Recognize.

Obligatory time-killing fireside chat with Chris Harrison? Minus 39. Despite the venerable host-pimp’s charisma, dashing good looks and unparalleled command of the screen, we could lose this segment and the MANY reflections on last season.

Again, the dad thing. “Is your dad with you” on The Bachelor? Really? We’re sorry he passed and all, but stop trying to drum up sympathy, ABC. Minus 24.

Erica the law student: “The verdict is in, and you are guilty … of being sexy.” [crickets] Even if you’re going for cheese, you can do better. Minus 10.

Courtney’s not messing around, busting out the do-me eyes and voice five seconds after stepping out of the limo. It totally worked, though, so Plus 35.

Pageant girl Samantha wearing the sash? Fail. Minus 15.

Kentucky Derby hat? More original at least. Plus 3.

London girl wins for most coked up. Plus 9.

Nicki Sterling seems nice and normal, despite “her past,” i.e. a normal-ish divorce. Kacie Boguskie too. Keepers? At least for awhile? Good possibility. Plus 11.

Anna just walks by Ben. Playing hard to get, on The Bachelor? Definitely a first. Plus 10 for the intro, and other Plus 5 for her last name: Snowball. Really.

The scripted-ness is cranked up when a senior citizen gets out of the limo: Sheryl, is Brittney’s grandma. Plus 6. That was a good one. But not as good as …

Ben, Lindzi, Horse

“How ’bout this ride in?” – Lindzi, on a horse. Indeed. Plus 28 for the equine arrival and the first impression rose it landed her. Did he even have a choice?

Ben and Rachel’s conversation? Not awkward at all. Minus 10.

Nicky’s goes a little better. Okay, light years better. Plus 6.

LOL at Brittney’s grandma still hanging around. Plus 23.

Dianna’s blindfolding gimmick? A little weird. Minus 11.

Emily can rap pretty well, even if she needed index cards. Plus 13.

Courtney is, like, a model, who, like, travels the world. Everybody got that? Minus 15. She’s also “better” than the other girls. Her words. Minus 14.

The claws come out between Jenna and Monica, who basically claims she has no interest in Ben, loves women (!) and is just there to party. Plus 20.

She proceeds to get full-on inappropriate with Blakeley. Girl was in Maxim, so it’s easy to see why. Still, Minus 55 for such absurd attention-whoring.

Minus 12 for Jenna caring so much. Get over it. “Why does she hate me out of nowhere?” she whines. “Because that’s what girls do.” True. Plus 30.

Monica = Female Bentley. Existing solely to start $ h!t. Plus 13.

“They look like a big lesbian cream puff.” Yep. Plus 37.

Ben Flajnik, The Bachelor Cast

“Maybe we can share a tampon sometime.” – Jenna to Monica. Minus 50, because no cat fight needs to reach that level of awkwardness. It just doesn’t.

Side Note: Where do these girls FIND some of these dresses?!?!? Minus 46.

Okay we’re kind of scared of Monica. Minus 7. And Jenna for other reasons. At least she lives up to her blog’s name. Totally the over-analyzer.

Plus 35 for that epic promo of the rest of the season.

EPISODE TOTAL: +69!

ROSE RECIPIENTS: Lindzi (first impression), Jamie, Rachel, Blakeley, Emily, Kacie B., Casey S., Brittney, Erica, Shawn, Nicki, Jennifer, Elyse, Samantha, Courtney, Jaclyn, Monica and … Jenna. The rivalry continues!

OUT: Amber, Anna, The Baconator, Lyndsie (London Girl), some others.