or


[01/20/05 - 12:00 AM]
Yelawolf Eliminated from UPN's 'The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott'

[via press release from UPN]

YELAWOLF ELIMINATED FROM UPN'S "THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT"

Rainbow City, Ala. Artist Is the Third To Be Asked to Leave the Tour

Yelawolf, a 24 year-old contract artist (mural painting) from Rainbow City, Ala., was the third performer eliminated from UPN�s new dramality series, THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT, reducing the pool from 11 participants to 10.

When the tour arrived in Missy's hometown of Norfolk, Va., the performers were surprised when challenged to utilize items found in a local junkyard to create an artistic tribute to what inspires them. When the tributes were completed, Missy and her dancers Holly, Eboni and Oth'than met with each of the participants, asking them to explain their inspiration. An emotional Yelawolf said that the red-painted tractor/tire display he built was dedicated to his grandfather, who told him stories while they road together on his lawnmower and "taught him to be a man."

Following the emotionally revealing day, the performers joined Missy at a local Chinese restaurant for dinner. During the meal, Yelawolf insulted Missy by mentioning he wasn't fond of the track she wrote for them, claiming he wanted "fly beats." Missy laughingly responded, "Why don't you cook up one then if you want fly beats? I didn't think your rap was all that hot�You better not mess up."

The next day, the competitors were asked to team up and perform some of Missy's biggest hits before one of the toughest crowds imaginable -- the students at Missy's former high school. While Yelawolf and Akil rapped "Gossip Folks" to the cheering students, it was Nic and Matthew's coordinated rendition of the same song that really got the girls hollering. While reviewing each team's performance, judges Mona Scott, Dallas Austin and Teena Marie agreed that Akil was one of the stars of the day, but Mona said, "I don't think Yelawolf ever stepped up to the plate and did his part."

Ultimately, the judges offered Yelawolf and Melissa, who had been almost booed from the stage after stumbling with the lyrics to "Get Ur Freak On," up to Missy for final elimination. As Yelawolf went in to plead his case, Missy said, "Your rhymes' feels are hot, but you don't stand out." Meanwhile, Missy questioned Melissa's inner strength, but she claimed, "This is my life, my passion and I'll do anything, even if I have to stand there while they boo me through the whole song."

So, with a green lollipop in hand, Missy admitted that while Yelawolf's "performance was actually great" and his "skills are crazy," it was Melissa who gave her "the unexpected" by not running from the stage and told Yelawolf he was off the tour.

On UPN'S THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT, 13 aspiring vocal performers travel coast-to-coast with Grammy Award-winning artist Missy Elliott, living together on the road in an austere tour bus and competing against each other for a record contract, a released single and $100,000. Missy leads the panel of music industry judges, including Grammy Award-nominated R&B artist Teena Marie, Grammy Award-winning producer Dallas Austin, and president of Violator Management Mona Scott.

THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT airs Wednesday (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN.

RATING: To Be Announced





  [january 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT, THE (UPN)





[01/19/21 - 12:01 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces "Love Ever After" Month with All New Movies, Return of the Networks Hit Series and More This February
The all new romance movies include "Beverly Hills Wedding" (February 6), "Playing Cupid" (February 13), "Valentine's Again" (February 14), "Mix up in the Mediterranean" (February 20), and "It Was Always You" (February 27).

[01/19/21 - 12:00 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces All New "Crossword Mysteries" and "Chronicle Mysteries" Movies, Along with Marathons of Your Favorite Mysteries All February
Look for said installments on Sunday, February 14 and Sunday, February 21, respectively.

[01/19/21 - 11:02 AM]
TNT's #1 New Cable Drama "Snowpiercer" Receives Third Season Order
Season two premieres on Monday, January 25 at 9:00/8:00c on TNT.

[01/19/21 - 11:00 AM]
HBO's "Euphoria" Second Special Episode to Premiere Early on HBO Max on January 22
The first special episode, "Trouble Don't Last Always," debuted December 6 on HBO and had an early streaming premiere on HBO Max starting December 4.

[01/19/21 - 10:49 AM]
Crackle Announces the Premiere of Original College Football Documentary Series "Bucket List," Available For Free on Crackle February 1
The series follows outspoken college football legend, Brian "The Boz" Bosworth, as he tours eight of the best destinations in college football today, interviewing coaches, former star players and fans to determine why each stadium deserves a spot on every fan's bucket list.

[01/19/21 - 10:32 AM]
The Biggest Band Breakups, Icons of Pop Music, Celebrity True Crime Mysteries and a Spy Thriller Highlight a February 2021 Lineup with All New Original Stories
"Breaking the Band," "Geraldo Rivera's Murder in the Family" and "World's Most Evil Killers" are among the returning Reelz series.

[01/19/21 - 10:29 AM]
HBO's "Black Art: In the Absence of Light" Debuts February 9
The film is a testament to the indelible contributions of Black American artists in today's contemporary art world.

[01/19/21 - 10:04 AM]
NAACP Announces New Air Date for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards
Previously set for February 20, the event will now air live on BET on March 27.

[01/19/21 - 10:03 AM]
Brad Paisley & Blake Shelton to Host "Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music" on Sunday, Feb. 14 on NBC
For almost a century, the Grand Ole Opry has celebrated the past, present and future of country music, showcasing a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

[01/19/21 - 10:01 AM]
French-Hebrew Language Thriller "Possessions" to Debut on HBO Max on January 28
The series tells the story of Natalie, a young French expatriate in Israel, is charged with the murder of her husband on their wedding night.

[01/19/21 - 09:03 AM]
BET Greenlights Third Season for Hit Scripted Drama "Tyler Perry's Sistas"
The series renewal lands in anticipation of the mid-season premiere of "Tyler Perry's Sistas" Wednesday, January 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/19/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Nadiya Bakes" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Delightful cakes and heavenly breads pop from the oven as Nadiya Hussain returns to baking, her happy place, and spotlights creative kindred spirits.

[01/19/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Pixar Popcorn" - Official Trailer - Disney+
The collection of 10 mini shorts features characters from Pixar favorites like "Toy Story," "Finding Nemo," "Cars" and "The Incredibles" in all-new, bite-size stories created by Pixar Animation Studios' talented animators.

[01/19/21 - 08:54 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "9-1-1" Returns on Top for FOX
The network leads the night among total viewers, shares the demo crown with ABC.

[01/19/21 - 08:18 AM]
Peacock Is Going Back to Bayside as Critically Acclaimed Comedy "Saved by the Bell" Is Renewed for a Second Season
"Hopefully we stay on Peacock for many more seasons, and then in 30 years, somebody does a reboot of our reboot and invents the threeboot," said writer and executive producer Tracey Wigfield.