With only five weeks left to find their sound and make things gel together, the guys and Donnie are still having trouble in the studio. But for the girls it's still smooth sailing. So it comes as a huge surprise when Diddy challenges the girls and...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Diddy forces Danity Kane and the Band to square off in a competition for a new track, but the outcome surprises everyone. Meanwhile, Danity Kane celebrates their second birthday.
With only five weeks left to find their sound and make things gel together, the guys and Donnie are still having trouble in the studio. But for the girls it's still smooth sailing. So it comes as a huge surprise when Diddy challenges the girls and the guys to battle it out in a friendly competition. He gives each group the same track, one that has hit potential, and only 48 hours to write and record a hit for the track.
It's the rookies vs. the veterans, but the guys manage to pull together and come up with something they feel confident can win. The girls are also feeling just as good. D says they 'came here to make our album, not to battle, but if we have to we're gonna win.'
When the time comes to show Diddy what they've got, the guys proudly play their energy-filled creation, "Danger," and Danity Kane shows off their hopefully soon to be hit, "The Chase."
But the feuding groups are given an even bigger surprise when they're told that Diddy doesn't like either song, and neither of them is hit record material. Danity Kane leaves the room disappointed, but the guys are faced with even more devastating news: Diddy feels the guys aren't ready to record an album. He's going to stop the whole recording process and send the guys to do intense vocal training.
The guys meet up with Ankh Ra, a vocal coach, who immediately notices their ongoing problem: they have no vocal chemistry. He points out how it sounds like they're still competing over who's going to have the best vocal, and as a result, don't sound like a group.
Meanwhile, Danity Kane is celebrating their 2nd birthday as a band. But while the girls talk about raising the bar, doing better, and not getting too comfortable, the guys are still struggling just to get their foot in the door. Twelve hours later, the exhausted guys are still training, and Ankh Ra says they still sound bad.
Even though both groups are feeling down, they head to Philedelphia together to perform for the Boys and Girls Club. The guys know they need this performance to earn their place back in the studio, and they're feeling the pressure. But as the clock counts down to game time, the sound check is running behind and everything seems to be going wrong for the guys. Danity Kane is comfortable with the technical difficulties, but this is the guys' first performance as a group and they want everything to go perfectly.
Unfortunately, time's up and the girls are performing first. All the guys can do is wait nervously while Danity Kane gives a great performance to the enthusiastic crowd, which heats up the pressure even more.
Donnie and his keyboard take the floor after a thunderous round of applause for Danity Kane. He starts things off smoothly, and then the rest of the guys enter. Anticipation is building, but the guys all step it up, pull it together, and impress the crowd. After signing autographs and getting hugs from their fans, the guys can't wait to get back to Diddy, hoping to have earned his approval and be let back into the studio.