The 20 Making the Band 4 finalists have been chosen by Diddy and are moving into their awesome NYC pad! As the guys open the door, they?re happy to find all the rooms decked out with the hottest decor. But the Diddylicious house is only the...... Read Full Episode Summary »
The 20 Making the Band 4 finalists have been chosen by Diddy and are moving into their awesome NYC pad! As the guys open the door, they?re happy to find all the rooms decked out with the hottest decor. But the Diddylicious house is only the beginning of more great things to come. It's time for "magic man" Diddy to mold these men into a soulful group he calls his "masterpiece."
"Dream team" member Michael Bivins explains to the Making the Band fellas that the house should be drama-free. Although the guys are competing against one another, they are reminded that they are in this together. But the competition is tight, and only the strong will survive.
Time to weigh in! The men are off to meet with a physical fitness trainer in an effort to help them tone up, shed pounds and step their sexiness way up! Diddy wouldn?t have it any other way.
As the guys line up to be weighed in, a few of them are shocked by what the scale says. Southern boy Michael assumed he weighed a lot less than the scale actually reveals. But his embarrassment quickly turns to motivation and he is seemingly determined to shed the excess pounds.
After the weigh-ins, it?s time for the real workout to start. Some of these guys are working harder than they?ve ever worked before, and the grueling workout proves to be a little too much for some of them. In fact, Dyshon is rushed to the hospital, where he finds out his blood pressure is way too low and he's dehydrated. It requires a lot of hard work to make the band, and Dyshon knows that after coming this far he can't let a little dehydration stand in the way of his success. It's already apparent that this batch of Making the Band hopefuls are fighters.
Next, the fellas head off to the dance studio, where they find choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson in a slinky blue number, complete with hills and an attitude to match. With their mouths wide open, Laurie Ann cracks the whip and informs the men that it's time to bring their A-game or hit the streets!
Laurie Ann tells the Making the Banders that every great icon has a technique and routine. But before the routine can take effect, the technique has to be perfected. She gears the men up to do a little ballet -- not quite what they had in mind!
Although he feels he is a strong competitor, Dan wonders if he has to try harder than the other guys because he is white. But the guys let him know that if he has the skills, nobody will be able to defeat him. Laurie Ann provides Dan with harsh, yet constructive, criticism and it seems to get under his skin. But he presses forward, letting nothing stand in his way of making the band.
Diddy decides to pop in on the fellas, making a surprise visit to the loft. He wants to get to know them all a little better and have them each explain their reasons for being in his pad. As they go around the room, Diddy gets a better sense of the passion behind each of the Making the Band hopefuls.
Next, Diddy says it?s time to put the guys into five different groups. Now the fun really begins! After the groups have been picked, it?s time for the men to start thinking as a team, not individuals. With group names like Campus Block, Face, Legit, 37th Ave. and Switch, it's time to kick it into high gear!
It's obviously time for these 20 finalists to push themselves to the limit, but vocal coach Ankh Ra teaches them that physical endurance isn?t all that will keep them afloat in the competition. They must also sing as if their lives depended on it. The bar has been set, and reaching their maximum potential will be determined by their own commitment and dedication. The Making the Band boys are well on their way to success but it's just the beginning.