After the Making the Band 4 hopefuls' impressive performances at New York City's B.B. King Blues Club, Diddy cut four guys: Tyrice, David, Maurice and Anzeo. Now the gang is down to 16, and the guys realize this is a tight competition. Although...... Read Full Episode Summary »
After the Making the Band 4 hopefuls' impressive performances at New York City's B.B. King Blues Club, Diddy cut four guys: Tyrice, David, Maurice and Anzeo. Now the gang is down to 16, and the guys realize this is a tight competition. Although they're all sad to see their fellow finalists go, they know they must push forward and pray they're not the next to go home.
When Michael Bivins pays the guys a visit at their crib, he congratulates them on their awesome performances and boosts their confidence. But wait! He's really there to tell them some news that's going to shake things up. Diddy has mixed it up once again; he now wants the "dream team" back on the hunt for new talent. He wants the four empty beds in the house filled with new, fresh and exciting talent. And that only means one thing for the current guys: trouble.
With guest judges Bink Dawg and Jack Knight, the dream team is at again! They hit up several states in search of the new talent that will give the current Making the Band men a run for their money. The auditions start out a bit rocky, but quickly heat up and the search is successful -- 11 guys are asked to fly to New York City to audition for Diddy! This is a dream come true for them, but will it be a dream crusher for the guys already in the house?
As the new Making the Banders prepare for their auditions, Diddy notices there are some strong competitors amongst the new group of hopefuls and takes them on a surprise visit to the house, only to find the current guys napping! You can only imagine how this makes Diddy feel.
You're probably wondering what Diddy has up his sleeve with this surprise house call, right? Well, in true Diddy fashion, he wants the guys to have a war! That's right; there will be an ultimate sing-off to see who's truly worthy of holding a spot in the Making the Band house. Diddy isn't playing any games -- 27 guys will compete for 20 beds. It's on!
Diddy lines up the new guys and the veterans of the house stagger in behind them. It's time to battle! To kick things off, "new guy" Eric (aka Ace) steps up to "old guy" Brian, thinking he has the competition in the bag. But Brian blows back at him with a song that truly makes him shine. The new guys are in for a rude awakening if they think taking the current guys' spots will be a piece of (cheese)cake.
Next, Diddy has the guys perform in pairs, singing the same song in order to weed out the less talented performers. For some, he lets them sing until he is impressed, but for others he gives them the "OK, you can go now" speech as soon as they hit their first note! This competition is ice cold! When it's Chris' turn to sing, he takes a deep breath and belts out his song with all his might. But unfortunately his nerves get the best of him and he cracks under pressure. Chris feels defeated but hopes Diddy will see his passion for being in the Making the Band competition.
Once all the guys sing their songs, it's time for Diddy to make his final decision. As the names are called, more new guys are being called than expected, which only means one thing: some old guys must leave the house. This scares Chris, as well as all of the other guys still anxiously waiting to be called. While there are just two more spots left, there are still four old guys hoping to get back in the house -- Chris, Brian, Dre and Julius. While Julius' and Brian's strong vocals land them both a spot in the house, it's time for Dre and Chris to say goodbye to their fellow finalists.
As Diddy exits, Dre doesn't understand what just happened. Tearfully, he turns to Michael Bivins and begs for another chance to prove himself. He's hurt, to say the least, that they didn't recognize his drive, but Michael reminds him that this competition is brutal and will only get harder as the weeks go by. Yup, the pressure is on, and now it's time for the new guys to befriend the old roommates. But with the competition heating up, things will only continue to sizzle.