NBCs the Voice Season 3: Reimaging Britney Spears’ Toxic

Monday night we were treated with a re-imagining of Britney Spears’ Toxic by Melanie Martinez. It was so good it got three of the four judges to turn their chairs: Adam, CeeLo and Blake.

However this isn’t the first time that we have seen a re-imaging of Toxic in recent memory… In fact Jake Wesley Rogers of NBCs America’s Got Talent also did a different rendition of Toxic via piano:

Unfortunately for Jake it didn’t get him through the quarterfinals.

Which do you prefer?

September 18, 2012 I Written By

My life can be summed up in the following two quotes: 1) "I am married to engineering and am its faithful wife by day, but at night my wanderlust takes hold and the arts becomes my jealous paramour." and... 2) "Engineering is my safety net. Writing is my passion. Acting is my escape when the other two become too much." So where does blogging fit in? Pretty much anywhere at this point... =) Though you may find me at either PureDWTS, PureSYTYCD or PureAmericasGotTalent at this point.

More America’s Got Talent Freak Shows

In my continuing list (see my previous posts about Ronnie B and George the Giant) of America’s Got Talent freak shows I bring you a whole bunch of the latest odd, crazy and sometimes entertaining acts from America’s Got Talent.

Bruce Block is a magician, but he’s less magician and more freak show in my book:

Next up is Shequida Hall. It’s one thing if you like to dress in drag. It’s another thing if you can sing male opera as a woman. It’s still another thing to sing female opera as a man dressed as a woman. Add all three of them kind of together and you have Shequida. You also have her on our list of AGT freak shows:

Flambeaux can do some amazing things with fire. I must admit that I like fire too, but enjoying loving fire and doing the following fire act is the difference between a regular act and a freak show:

Our final freak show is Indiggo. Now, Indiggo is 2 very attractive (most of the time) Romanian twin sisters. However, they are so off their rockers it’s hard to even describe them. The funniest part is that I truly think in their heart of hearts they think they’re talented, but they’re not even close. Take a look:

Of course, just because you are a freak show doesn’t mean you aren’t exciting and entertaining. However, it does mean that it’s pretty hard for any of us to understand what you must be thinking.

September 5, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

America’s Got Talent Freak Show Take 2 – George the Giant

I previously posted what I still consider to be one of the biggest America’s Got Talent freaks yet: Ronnie B. However, the second day of America’s Got Talent’s semifinals had it’s very own freak show. His name is George the Giant and there’s something really wrong with this guy.

Take a look at this video of George the Giant’s Freak Show

I only give George credit for admitting he’s a freak show. Ronnie B still thinks he’s cool.

Check out more America’s Got Talent videos.

August 30, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

America’s Got Talent Season 3 – Top Freak Show

America’s Got Talent is a magnet for freaks and their freak shows. Here’s their formula. Have an open cast call and allow anyone and everyone that wants there 2 minutes of fame to show up. The crazy part is that each year it seems like the judges (or is it the America’s Got Talent producers) decide to allow some total freak show into the semifinals.

This year, the lead freak show is named Ronny B. Don’t believe me? Here’s Ronny B’s semi final performance captured on video for eternity:

Of course, the best part of this video is that he decided to use She Bangs by Ricky Martin Ricky Martin - Sound Loaded - She Bangs. Seems like that’s the perfect song for freak shows since the #1 American Idol freak show, William Hung William Hung - Inspiration - She Bangs, used/recorded the same song.

Of course, the best part of the above video was when Piers told Ronny B that he was better than the Hoff ever would be. So funny, because it’s true.

August 27, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

TV Update – Dancing with the Stars, America’s Got Talent, The Amazing Race, My Super Sweet 16 Exiled and Fringe

As many of you have probably noticed, I’ve decided to move this blog onto a TV blog network called the Pure TV Network. Eventually this blog will be hosted entirely at the Pure TV Network and I’m still working hard to update the Pure TV Network homepage with an aggregation of all the networks TV blogs.

I’ve already split off a number of blogs and here’s an update from a number of the tv blogs in the network:

Dancing with the Stars Cast Finally Announced – Some intriguing names and new professionals. The best part is that it looks like the cast is rather fairly balanced. I don’t think we can see one clear winner at this point.

My Super Sweet 16 Presents: Exiled – Maybe I’m different, but I always found My Super Sweet 16 to be so over the top that it was almost unwatchable. The idea of “exiling” these teenagers is quite intriguing. Check out Rocky’s coverage of the show and the music from the show.

The Amazing Race 13 Cast – Amy is covering The Amazing Race 13 for us and she offers some interesting first impressions on the racers for TAR 13. Should be a really entertaining season with the personalities they have put together. Don’t believe me? Look no farther than the Hippie Beekeepers on TAR 13.

America’s Got Talent Semifinal Videos (Part 1) – The olympics are over and America’s Got Talent got off to a racing start with some incredible talent. Just watch the videos and see what I mean. The Hoff made a total fool of himself a couple times, but that’s not really news. It’s also worth checking out a video update of Julienne Irwin from last season’s America’s Got Talent.

JJ Abrams Fringe on Fox – If you haven’t heard about Fox’s new show Fringe which is JJ Abrams new baby, then it’s worth checking out. People are saying that it could be as good as X-files. Although most of the cast is saying it’s very different than X-files.

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A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

Welcome to Pure TV Freaks!!

Welcome to the Pure TV Freaks Blog!! This is the first official blog of the Pure TV Network.

The idea of Pure TV Freaks is to have a place to write about all the freak cases that invade our airwaves these days. You know the people I’m talking about. The ones that we don’t admit we watch to our friends, but once we start watching we just can’t stop. If you’re still lost, just think of people like Flava Flav. An absolutely crazy character that for some reason millions of people have watched.

Besides the complete freaks like Flava Flav, we’re also planning on covering other freaks from shows like America’s Got Talent. Of course, we won’t discriminate against freaks on this blog. We’ll just call it the way we see it and you’re certainly welcome and invited to chime in with your thoughts as well.

If you have any ideas on how we can make this blog better please let us know. If you’re someone who’d like to participate writing about all the various tv freaks, then leave a comment and we’ll get in touch with you.

Let the Freak Show begin!!

August 6, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

Summer 2008 Reality TV Season Premiers

Yesterday my wife told me that there was nothing to watch on TV, because all the TV shows that we liked were ending their seasons. I retorted that So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent would be starting up soon. Today I went online to check when season 4 of So You Think You Can Dance would start. Unfortunately, I was a little off on my dates. They are planning the Two Hour Season Premiere, Thursday May 22 8/7c. Farther away than I thought it would be. Oh well, we’ll find something to do in the mean time.

Looks like America’s Got Talent is even farther away “NBC has announced America’s Got Talent’s third season will premiere with a two-hour broadcast on Tuesday, June 24 at 9PM ET/PT.”

A few other summer season premiers:
Last Comic Standing’s sixth season will premiere Thursday, May 22 at 9:30PM ET/PT
Nashville Star’s sixth season will debut Monday, June 9 at 9:30PM ET/PT – I’m so glad that this is on NBC now and off of cable. I really love this show and with NBC resources it should be that much better.
Celebrity Circus will premiere Wednesday, June 11 at 9PM ET/PT – I don’t know much details about this, but the title sounds pretty interesting.
The Baby Borrowers will debut Wednesday, June 25 at 8PM ET/PT – Tell you what, I won’t let you borrow my babies, you can just have them.

I also read that The Amazing Race 13 is filming. I can’t wait!

April 30, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.