After the mega success of all-girl group Danity Kane, Diddy came back and scoured the country for the best male performers for Making the Band 4. This new all-guy group would be a set of superstars who are ready, willing and — most importantly — able to skyrocket to the top of the charts.
After auditioning thousands of potential superstars in various cities across the country, the field has narrowed to 10 Making the Band hopefuls. No one is sure how big the group will be. Some are guessing four members since most R&B male groups tend to made from this combo — think Boyz II Men, Jagged Edge, and Shai. I’m thinking Diddy’s going to pick five members for this group though, so almost every one of them are so damn talented.
Helping every step of the way is Diddy’s Making the Band “dream team.” The dream team is comprised of New Edition’s Michael Bivins, Grammy-winning producer Bryan Cox, R&B singer Joe, A&R manager Slam, vocal coach Ankh Ra.
So who would my Making the Band 4 “dream team” be?
Mike teaches dancing, and he hopes to one day be able to help others realize their dreams. Raised on rich Southern food, he has always struggled with his weight but managed to lose 40 pounds during the competition.
Willie makes a living as a full-time singer, songwriter and arranger. While in NYC, he missed his girlfriend and son, but he’s hungry for success and stayed in the competition so that his son will look up to him.
Armed with confidence and swagger, Robert has shown that he can tone things down and blend well with others. His voice is unique, but his turbulent personal life sometimes interferes with his work with the group.
Music is the most important thing in Donnie’s life. Throughout the competition, he has proven just how adaptable he is. A performer at heart, he is his own worst critic and constantly pushes himself to improve.
These guys are my top four. They got the talent and the looks. If it’s going to be five, I’ll throw in either Brian A. (for his passion), Jeremy (for his vocal talent) or Qwanell (for his goofiness).
Before MTB4, Brian worked at a doggie daycare, walking and bathing pups. Married with two kids, he deeply cares for his family. His biggest weakness is his temper, which has led to confrontations with other cast members.
Before MTB4, Jeremy was planning on becoming an anesthesiologist. But his grandmother has toured the world, and he’d rather follow in her footsteps. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to succeed.
Qwanell gave up a college scholarship for a chance at making the band. His father passed away when he was four, but his mom and grandmother have always supported him. He hopes to make them proud by becoming a star.
Don’t agree with my choices? Then head over to MTV and vote. Just don’t pick Dyshon please! He’s gotta be the most arrogant and annoying guy in the group.
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