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America's Next Top Model Review: Pot Ledom... Ledom...

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Pot Ledom... ledom... ledom... does anyone else have that stuck in their heads? Darn you, Tyra!

The focus of this week’s "Game" was to focus on viral music videos. To help their brands go viral, Tyra recruited Youtube sensations Madison and Keenan Cahill. It was definitely a cool challenge and a nice distraction from the photoshoots, but the girls seem to have forgotten that you can’t just “go viral” voluntarily. Nevertheless, the models tackled their lyric writing with gusto. 

 The Game on America's Next Top Model

Lisa predictably won the challenge because she has a music background and loves to perform. Say what you will about Lisa, but she’s a wild card and never backs down. Allison had a mini-freakout since she’s an “introvert” but she pulled out a haunting song that everyone fell in love with.

Tyra, of course, came up with the strangest twist: incorporate Pot Ledom into the lyrics. Pot Ledom is Top Model spelled backwords... backwords... backwords...

The music video shoot was really fun to watch. The girls all did surprisingly well. Considering how many models usually freeze during the obligatory CoverGirl commercials, it was a pleasant shock to see all of the pull through.

Alexandria was critiqued for her robotic movements but I thought she really did the best she could. Not everyone can be a “Jeyonce” like Dominique. I especially loved Laura’s poppy Katy Perry-esque music video. 

Everyone ADORED Allison’s music video with her haunting lyrics and eyes. I love Allison myself, but the love-fest is a bit puzzling. She’s a great model but she doesn’t seem like a songstress that Game would love, does she? 

But Game was gushing about her during the music video shoot and at panel, where he fully admitted that he was attracted to her. Unfortunately, he revealed this juicy tidbit behind the panel. It would have been so fun to see Allison’s reaction!

As a result, Allison got first-callout instead of Lisa, who was definitely disappointed. And Alexandria was sent home for her lackluster performance. 

What did you think about this week’s musical episode? Did you love Pot Ledom? Think the judging was unfair?

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I loved how Alexandria mouthed, "what the fuuu...." when Tyrant appeared dressed like a bird and said she was going to be in their videos. Pot ledom. What an idiot. And poor Allison's face when she heard she had to insert it into her song about her dead father...

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I thought every girl did great, especially Allison. Loved it. However, the whole "pot ledom" thing and Tyra and Keenan in the videos totally destroyed all of them. HUGE exphasis on destroyed. Tyra needs to let the girls do their own things and stop using them to make her more famous. Go away, Tyra.

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I LOVE that episode!!!!

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i love the fact that game loves allison!!!

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I actually think that the cameos that Tyra and Keenan made in the videos made a mockery of the challenge. I personally cannot stand Lisa and Angelea. They're basically there for the same reason they brought Isis back.

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Do you mean "backwards"? Oy.

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Lisa's video matched best with the Tyra/Keenan mugging. I'm sorry, Alison's video could have stood on its own with those two poking their faces in, they actually ruined the vibe. Same with Shannon's. BTW, WTF is Shannon still doing on ANTM?? Her continued presence screams "Token!!!" even more than the two black girls. OK, I get it Tyra, you want to tap into that white Christian evangelical demographic, but did you have to pick someone so boring and dumb? She looks like an old, tired Faith Hill. Not a model, definitely not a top model, but just a pretty soccer mom. I won't model in underwear, but I let my @$$ hang out in a bikini/raunchy outfit. *groan* I also notice they cut much of Leon Tally's comments on the videos; what they did show of him included goofy forced smiles. It was like he was saying "get me the f**k out of here, this is SO lame, be nice, be nice, she is writing your paycheck".

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I agree with the review.

Runlikemad

This was a fun Pop Ledom episode. There seems to be nothing Allison can't do, I really want her to win. The Game was a great guest judge, loved the 'oil in the tin man' joke about Alexandria. You just knew she was going home after that.

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