August 30, 2014
Davina Henry, Staff Reporter
In a shocking twist, two contestants were eliminated from this week's Rising Stars competition. Fan favourite Kyann Knight was surprisingly ousted along with Conroy Wilson's wildcard, Kissoon.
With the theme of the night dedicated to the 1980s era, contestants were decked out in their best retro outfits. Up first was Sarai Lee Moodie, who delivered an upbeat version of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
Guest judge Prodi, stated that he enjoyed the performance and that Moodie was on key. She was followed by Lionel Williams, who once again received scathing remarks from Anthony Miller for his cover of Paul Young's, Everytime You Go Away.
"It was so dull. I didn't feel the sentiments echoed in your song. Try harder," Miller told him.
"You were kind of boring. It just felt like you were singing to yourself. You need to be more connected," Alaine added.
Dedicating their performance to Alaine, Young Kings opened their set with a short deejaying routine before launching into Bryan Adam's I Will Be Right Here Waiting for You.
"I like Young Kings, you guys are very creative, but I don't know what that was," Wilson said.
"The deejay babbling on about Alaine's eyes does not a performance make. It was disastrous. Sheer embarrassment," Miller said.
JL's uptempo performance of WHAM!'s Wake Me Up Before You Gogo, had audience members singing along.
"It was full of energy and vibes. You have a sweet voice. Good job," Alaine commended.
"You had breath-control issues. I couldn't hear the lower notes," Prodi stated.
All four judges agreed that Quani's performance was a little safe. She was commended for her outfit, but not for her song choice.
The best performance of the night was definitely T'Rizzy's Caribbean Queen, though he had a few glitches where he forgot the lyrics of the song.
"You are a powerful vocalist. You missed some of the lines, but you played it off like a professional, and I commed you for that," Prodi said
"It was entertaining. You are the whole package. Good job," Alaine said.
Prodi ended the night's entertainment package with a performance of his latest single, Circle Small.