THE PARTICIPANTS CREATIVELY REVEAL WHAT INSPIRES THEM AND PERFORM FOR STUDENTS AT MISSY'S FORMER HIGH SCHOOL IN NORFOLK, VA, ON "THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT," WEDNESDAY, JAN. 19 AT 8:00 PM ON UPN
"I Want Fly Beats"-- When the tour arrives in Missy's hometown of Norfolk, Va., the performers are surprised when challenged to utilize items found in a local junkyard to create an artistic tribute to what inspires them, but the emotionally revealing day ends on a charged note when one of the participants offends Missy, on THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT, Wednesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN.
Then, the competitors are asked to perform some of Missy's biggest hits before one of the toughest crowds imaginable -- the students at Missy's former high school. Later, when one vocalist's ego appears to be getting too big, Missy takes it upon herself to try to take it down a notch, leading to the elimination of one participant.
Akil , teacher, age 23 of Jersey City, N.J.
Cori, recent college graduate, age 21 of Orlando, Fla.
Deltrice, clothing designer, age 23 of San Francisco
Eddie, construction worker, age 25 of New Orleans
Frank B, construction worker, age 21 of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Heather, student, age 22 of Boston
Jessica, writer, age 23 of Chicago
Marcus, security guard, age 24 of Houston
Matthew, theme park entertainer, age 25 of Orlando, Fla.
Melissa, student, age 19 of Plymouth, Minn.
Nic, disc jockey, age 29 of Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Nilyne, make-up artist/student, age 23 of Plainfield, N.J.
Yelawolf, contract artist (mural painting), age 24 of Rainbow City, Ala.
RATING: To Be Announced