R & B Divas LA Season Finale Episode 8: Lil Mo, Michel'le, Claudette Ortiz and Chante Moore finally do their performance.

Hmmm.... the season finale was boring. I think a lot of it was staged and there were times when I zoned out. I must say that Lil Mo's husband Phillip Bryant is a great music director and arranger. And  the final monologue show worked better with just four women so good riddance to Kelly Price and Dawn Robinson because they weren't missed.

Claudette Ortiz and Chante Moore.

So it opens with Claudette Ortiz in her house trying to write something in a notebook - apparently Claudette Ortiz is still doubting it's her same old whine about sharing, caring and helping others in her situation.  Claudette Ortiz whines how she is a private person though she has had her children, ex husband and manager on the show. Okaaay.


 Chante Moore  plays the part of encouraging sisterhood and female solidarity.


Claudette Ortiz please do say something else but unfortuately this is Claudette's lines till practically the end of show.  Saying that Claudette is a stunning woman.

Chante Moore, Lil’ Mo, Claudette Ortiz, Michel’le and Fred Thomas Jr see the venue.

It's a venue, so there is nothing more to say. Oh sorry least I forget, Lil Mo finds out about Dawn 'Double D Princess' Robinson and her sidekick Kelly 'Show-your-straight-edge-with-timberlands' Price's event. Lil  Mo makes a big deal about it but if you are like me - I'm way pass caring about all this.


 Fred Thomas is like let us focus on this event and Michel'le is like Kelly and Dawn can do what they want. I second that - they can even join some stripping club and twerk on stage like Miley Cyrus for all we care. Michel'le is like she can't judge because they (Kelly and Dawn) want to do their thing.



Who knows if the producers gave Kelly Price the go ahead to have her own show to add conflict to the show. Who knows and more importantly does anyone really care now?


Final Practice before the event

I personally think all this was staged because no way seasoned professional singers would be behaving this way. Chante Moore is all drama about songs etc. Roll my eyes.


 Yawn, yawn, zzzzzzzzzzzzz... this is boring.


 Eventually  even Fred Thomas gets bored and tells the women to get on with it.  His accents changes from all educated to real backwater trailer-hood and he goes on Philly on them.


Chante Moore, Lil’ Mo, Claudette Ortiz, Michel’le and Fred Thomas's Opening Night of What Would a Diva Do? Divalogues 

Fake Drama with Claudette Ortiz having a tantrum about not wanting to do the second half. Really?  What performer would walk out of a venue full of people - only those who don't really want to work again.  Anyway it contribution to adding some suspense - I just found it boring.


However home girl Adenrele who is a real princess yes - bit of unless information - she's an Yoruba Princess or so her name implies - tells Claudette to get herself together in a nice way.

To be honest I only liked the singing. I found Chante Moore's monologue tedious but she ripped that song apart! If they released it on iTunes I will buy it. Same for Lil Mo - yawn yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzz but the singing was good.

Claudette Ortiz gave a stellar performance and deserved a standing ovation for it. She is a great performer and her story was shocking. Not sure how she would be able to keep telling that story over and over again if they toured because it was in great graphic details.



Claudette Ortiz  must have been a leggy tall teenager so it's worrying the the parents didn't see she'll be vulnerable to this but then again she might have being rebellous and sneaked out to this monster's house. It just seems somewhere along the line there has been a lot of exploitation of this woman.

Lil Mo spoke about suicide. She took pills because she couldn't bear in any longer. 


I seems Michel'le is in the process of finding herself and identity which can be difficult. The fact she was involved with Death Row Records, Dr Dre and Suge Knight means she had done a lot of living and seen a lot. So I think it's time for her to refocus on what she wants to do.



 And then they each gave a summary it's about Healing for Claudette Ortiz, cathartic for Michel'le. I  didn't catch Lil Mo or Chante Moore's lessons.


 Would I buy music or soundtrack? Yes I would. Lil Mo's husband Phillip Bryant is a great music director and arranger and he did a fantastic job with the music. All would I watch it? Nope, I was pretty bored with Chante Moore and Lil Mo's acting/speech performances.


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