Meet Taquita and Kaui. You may remember them from Making the Band 3, where Taquita and Kaui met and became best friends. Having failed to make the cut for Diddy's newest group, Danity Kane, they went back to their homes. But now Taquita and Kaui...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Meet Taquita and Kaui. You may remember them from Making the Band 3, where Taquita and Kaui met and became best friends. Having failed to make the cut for Diddy's newest group, Danity Kane, they went back to their homes. But now Taquita and Kaui are back together and setting off on a whole new adventure that has them trying to make it big in Las Vegas.
In this first episode of Taquita and Kaui, the girls are reunited at the Las Vegas airport and they can barely contain their excitement. From there, it's just a quick trip through the Las Vegas strip to get to their new home, the Happi Inn Motel.
The Happi Inn might not be what are considered normal Las Vegas accommodations, but the road to stardom is a tough one and Taquita and Kaui need to pay their dues. The girls settle in, unpack and get to know the motel. Tomorrow is a big day, as Taquita and Kaui have a meeting with a prospective talent manager.
In the morning, Taquita and Kaui show up at the offices of Ricky, a talent manager, with the hopes that he will represent them. The girls previously sent over tapes and headshots for Ricky, but when they show up he explains that Taquita and Kaui have to prove themselves before he'll take them on as clients -and he has just the job for them to do it.
Ricky says he'll evaluate Taquita and Kaui after their performance as dancers in the Rick Thomas Magic Show at the Stardust Hotel and Casino. If the girls can do a good job in the show -- after just two days of rehearsal -- and impress Ricky, he says that he'll manage them.
The next day Taquita and Kaui show up at the Stardust for their first day of rehearsals. The girls meet the two other dancers from the show who will be teaching them the necessary choreography. It's a long and hard day, but Taquita and Kaui are professionals now, and they are up to the challenge.
With their first day out of the way Taquita and Kaui hit up the buffet for some all-you-can-eat goodness before heading back to the Happi Inn for some rest. But before they call it a night, they do their dance routine in the parking lot for motel manager Rita, who seems very impressed.
Come morning, the girls get set for the last day of preparation and rehearsal with the star of the show, Rick Thomas. Tomorrow is sink or swim time for Taquita and Kaui. They need to not only pull off a performance with Rick Thomas, but they have to convince Ricky that they are worth the risk.
At the Stardust theater, the girls meet Rick Thomas and get to know Tabitha, a baby tiger that is part of the act. After a few minutes of getting to know Rick, Taquita and Kaui get ready and for a full on rehearsal of the illusionist's show. The girls do just fine with the choreography, but Kaui has some trouble dancing with a flag used in a trick that involves a motorcycle appearing on stage. Kaui's success with the flag is absolutely critical to the trick working and Rick let's her know this, explaining that she must be ready for the show ... and that there are no second chances.
At dinner, Kaui brings up her anxiety about the next day's performance. She feels that with Ricky in the crowd all their chances at fame and fortune are riding on this one show and she's nervous. Taquita admits that she's nervous as well, but cracks a few jokes that get Kaui laughing hysterically in no time and forgetting her fears in the process.
Finally, it's show time at the Stardust and Taquita and Kaui are ready to work. From backstage, the girls can see Ricky sitting front and center in the audience. They know that if they can pull off tonight without any problems, it will be their first step towards making it big.
The lights go down and in one act after another, the girls perform flawlessly. The motorcycle illusion goes off without a hitch and Kaui has nearly no problems with her flag!
After the show ends and the crowd filters out, Taquita and Kaui meet Ricky at the front of the stage. A pleased Ricky says that they both did a very good job in the show. And, yes, he will manage them! Taquita and Kaui can hardly hold back tears of joy at the good news.
Now with a manager will Taquita and Kaui finally see their dreams become a reality? Watch Taquita and Kaui as they try and move up from Happi Inn to the MGM Grand, Monday nights at 10:30 p.m., only on MTV.