10 remain in DRS

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July 16, 2016
Contributed Girl Group ANE had well-choreographed moves.
Contributed Elton Earlington gave it all in his performance of Tom Jones' I Who Have Nothing.
Contributed Monifa Goss closed the show with Jasmine Sullivan's Lions, Tigers and Bears.
Contributed L'il K-Ron danced his way into the hearts of many.
Contributed Kelly channelled Rihanna with her cover of Man Down.
Contributed Khorous' smooth moves and singing caught the attention of the judges
Contributed Archangel looked sharp in his suit but gave a less-than-impressive cover of Kenny Rogers' Lady.
Contributed Though twins TNT had great harmonies throughout, they had little chemistry on the stage.
Contributed The Gifted One gave it his all in his performance of Sam Cooke's Bring It On Home.
Contributed Christina channelled a retro vibe for her delivery of Whitney Houston's Where Do Broken Hearts Go.
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With four contestants eliminated in the first two weeks, the remaining 10 in the Digicel Rising Stars battled with poor song choices while trying to escape being voted off.

"Some songs really did a disservice to the contestants, and after tonight's show, some of them really need to be voted off," said Anthony Miller, one of the resident judges. "The contestants are young, so instead of trying to be too grown-up, they should refresh themselves, do some research, and take better risks with the songs they choose."

Popular singer and judge Alaine shared Miller's sentiments, saying: "With so many young persons in the show, I think the contestants really need to choose songs that reflect where they are in their lives right now. That's what will help them to connect to the people who are rooting for them."

Elton Earlington kicked things off with a dry cover of Tom Jones' I Who Have Nothing, followed by Kelly, who failed to move the judges or the audience with Rihanna's Man Down. In spite of their sweet harmonies, girl group ANE gave an equally unmoving performance of Chante Moore's I See You in a Different Light.

L'il K-Ron shone a ray of hope on the night's performances with his entertaining dance moves to Mario's Just a Friend, but was unable to win over the judges with his weak vocal display. Similarly, Archangel trudged his way through Kenny Rogers' Lady. Things started looking up with Khorous' smooth performance of John Legend's You and I and the TNT's cover of BeyoncE's popular hit, Halo, got fair reviews.

Christina's cover of Where Do Broken Hearts Go? and The Gifted One's delivery of Sam Cooke's Bring It on Home both got mixed reviews, while Monifa Goss closed the show with an acceptable performance of Jasmine Sullivan's Lions, Tigers, and Bears.

The contestants will have to work extra hard tomorrow, especially with one of the judges being able to bring back his or her own wild card.

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