Salutations Gleeks! I know that was a weird greeting but I felt like changing it up a bit…I also recently watched Charlotte’s Web which is where I learned the word “salutations” from when I was younger. But enough about my weirdness! This week’s episode of TGP was all about SEXUALITY! The contestants had to show a sexy side which was easy for some and extremely hard for others.
The homework assignment was the classic “I Wanna Sex You Up” by Color Me Badd. I have to say, this performance was AMAZING. In the end, sultry guest star Naya Rivera chose Charlie as the homework winner. She found his beatboxing sexy (it kind of was) but I think Blake did better.
For this week’s music video, the contestants had to do a mash-up of “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and “Milkshake” by Kelis. In the recording booth, everyone did fine…except Charlie and Michael. Charlie was feeling extremely overconfident with this challenge. During his session with Nikki, Charlie was being completely unprofessional by dancing around and making “love” faces at Aylin. By the way, there is a little secret relationship between the two but Aylin wants nothing serious to come out of it since it is a competition.
Michael, on the other hand, totally bombs the lyrics to the song. It was so bad that Nikki told him to leave the booth!
The video shoot was amazing. Nellie, who is now one of my favorites, surprises everyone! In the beginning of the episode, Nellie is convinced that she could not pull off “sexy” but the video says different. Nellie was dipping it low and picking it up slow! Her acting was on point and her singing was awesome as usual.
Unfortunately, Charlie really pisses off everyone during the shoot. His cocky controlling side showed and it wasn’t sexy. He tried to direct Erik, THE DIRECTOR. I think anyone in their right mind knows this is an absolute “no-no” especially for an amateur like Charlie. He has no status in the industry therefore he has no right to think whatever he says matters. I know that’s a bit harsh to say but the truth is the truth. Charlie needs to realize this so he can make it in this business.
And so the bottom three was finally announced: Charlie, Michael, and Tyler. The reason Tyler was in the bottom three was because he has no personality in the music videos which is ALWAYS the reason he’s in the bottom three. Charlie performed “I Get A Kick Out Of You” by Frank Sinatra. He did well and the judges loved him again as usual. I can tell Ryan Murphy really likes him. They basically tell Charlie that he needs to learn his place and be professional and Charlie agrees to heed their advice. Tyler performed “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin and he did surprisingly well. Michael’s nerves got the best of him when he was performing “Lucky” by Jason Mraz. He forgot the lyrics AGAIN! He did an ok performance but the judges knew he had more to offer in the competition.
Tyler was the one who ended up going home. I understand this decision completely. Tyler is not ready for this endeavor. He’s still learning/finding himself. He struggled with the sexuality assignment because he himself had not fully grasped it. His body is changing and he needs to get used to it. I do think Tyler is talented. Maybe when he becomes more comfortable with himself, he can really be the performer he dreams of becoming.
- As much as I love Blake, I’m beginning to question his place in the competition. He doesn’t really scream underdog to me. He’s hot, he sings/dances well, and his acting is the best out of the group. But Chord Overstreet and Mark Salling’s characters don’t necessarily look like underdogs and yet they are. If Blake were to win the competition, Ryan Murphy would probably write his character based on Sam and Puck.
- Abraham looks awesome with just black hair. I think he relied on the patch of red to give him personality but it ended up taking it away. He’s much more confident now that he can’t depend on wild colors to give him a boost.
- I love Lily’s confidence. The media often portrays overweight people as weak, sad, ugly, and blah blah blah. It’s nice to see someone prove that bigger people can be sexy, happy and love themselves too on television.
What do you think about the mash-up? How do you feel about Tyler's elimination?