or


[02/11/05 - 12:00 AM]
Eddie Eliminated from UPN's 'The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott'

[via press release from UPN]

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

New Orleans Construction Worker Is the Eighth To Be Asked to Leave the Tour

Eddie, a 25-year-old construction worker from New Orleans, was the eighth performer eliminated from UPN�s new dramality series, THE ROAD TO STARDOM WITH MISSY ELLIOTT, reducing the pool from six participants to five.

In Las Vegas, the remaining challengers' friendships and feelings were pushed to the limit after being asked to turn on each other during an emotional "musical chairs"-style road challenge. Given an hour to judge each other, the vocalists took turns freestyling while cruising the city's famous strip, but when the limo stopped, the group had to kick one of their own to the curb. After teaming up to dismiss Eddie, Akil and the others, a tearful Deltrice conceded the challenge to her friend Jessica.

Later, at the performance challenge, special guest Hi-Hat, a noted choreographer and Missy's tour artistic director, joined the judges to test the competitors' abilities as all-around entertainers. In addition to performing rehearsed choreographed steps, the participants had to accommodate a series of surprise musical requests. While Nilyne stepped up with a spirited farewell verse to Nic, Eddie's attempt at singing, rather than rapping, fell flat vocally.

While deliberating, Teena spoke for the group when saying, "Akil was a little stiff today and he didn't have the moves together." Mona added, "The song was good, but the singing marginal." Then, Mona asked, "What happened with Eddie today?" The trio concluded that while he did a fair job with the dancing, Eddie isn't a singer, especially when compared to the rest of the challengers.

Standing before a private jet bound for Los Angeles, the judges ultimately offered Eddie and Akil up to Missy for final elimination. Going before Missy on the plane, Akil admitted that his dance moves were "a little weak," but offered up an original song upon request. Then, Missy asked Eddie, "the man with the Colgate smile," what was lacking in his performance. Eddie said, "I'm normally a big personality person. I was a little short on that cause I been under the weather." Unhappy with the excuse, she said to her dancers, "I know he's an emcee, but I'm feeling like this is the hype man right now."

In the end, lollipop in hand, Missy stood before the pair and explained her conflict. She said, "Because both of y'all was on that same level, I should send both of you then off the tour." Considering her options, she asked them both to discuss why the other should go. When Missy got Eddie to admit that Akil's music was "real" and "a breath of fresh air," she decided to tell Eddie that 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





  [february 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


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









[12/17/14 - 02:44 PM]
Join Us Saturday, February 28 8/7c for the Two-Hour World Premiere Event of "Good Witch" A Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series
Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison and James Denton star in the project, based on the series of TV movies of the same name.

[12/17/14 - 01:59 PM]
Nickelodeon Premieres a New Live-Action Comedy Series That Follows One Girl's Dream from the Sideline to the Gridiron in "Bella and the Bulldogs," Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
In the special two-part series premiere, head cheerleader Bella earns a chance to try out to be quarterback of her middle school football team.

[12/17/14 - 12:51 PM]
Two Lucky Fans Will Win Trip to Super Bowl XLIX by Entering NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge
Fans can complete weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize - VIP access and two tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

[12/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Beautiful & Twisted" Starring Rob Lowe, Paz Vega and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Candice Bergen, To Premiere January 31
The film is the true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history.

[12/17/14 - 11:48 AM]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Organics on Mars and Discovery Channel Gets Unprecedented Access Every Step of the Way
"Red Planet Rover" premieres this Thursday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/14 - 11:44 AM]
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch "Team Oscar(R)"
Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:59 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created By and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Fourth Season Jan. 11, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars this season include Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards, Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Maude Apatow and Spike Jonze.

[12/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
HGTV's Stars to Celebrate New Year's Day with Fans During Live All-Day Twitter Party
The viewing and Twitter party begins with Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott as they co-host HGTV's Rose Parade 2015 with Josh Temple, who will be on the ground offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

[12/17/14 - 10:51 AM]
SEC Network Warms Up Christmas Morning with Yule Log and Fight Songs
On Christmas morning, SEC Network will warm up any living room with a fireplace featuring a burning blaze, accompanied by a playlist of Southeastern Conference college fight songs and holiday music.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" Kicks Off the New Year with 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up to the Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
In a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time.

[12/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Battle of the Bulbs Will Continue as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Returns for Season Three in 2015
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families.

[12/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
FXX Gets Animated - New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview
The block will feature all-new episodes of "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and "Stone Quackers."