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Digicel Rising Starsʼ From Yendiʼs Eyes - "I appreciate the critics"

By Yendi Phillips

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As the new host of Digicel Rising Stars, I am privileged to work with the rising talent of Jamaica. What I love most about being a part of this competition is the chance to bond with the contestants, talking with them and getting to know them a bit more. As the competition progresses and the number of finalists decreases, Jamaica is able to judge the talent a bit more closely.

Of course, the finalists are not the only persons being watched. As the new host, I am aware that many persons have advice and comments and I appreciate the critics. Just like the finalists, I am adjusting and having fun at the same time. I am trying to just let things flow, stay natural, and let my personality run free.

The contestants have also allowed their personalities to run free, and in Sundayʼs (August 10) show, the eight remaining contestants from the publicʼs vote last week joined the Producerʼs pick (Tiffany) to create a passion of R&B hits. The performances generated a sizzling vibe as the contestants sang their hearts out asking Jamaica to make them a part of the lucky eight come Friday.

The finalists are finally listening to the judges and stepping up their game. This week we saw more performances that were powerful enough to please even the judges. Though I can't take any sides and have to remain neutral, here's a quick rundown of what happened this week:
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Leisha Rose the Constable, delivered Alicia Keysʼ No One; Cameal celebrated her birthday by being Dangerously in Love, from the album of the same title by Beyonce. Kahlil told the ladies it was All Because of You as well as to come Closer, both from the Ne-Yo collection; Lashana wanted attention with Beyonceʼs Listen; and Wayne agreed with Usherʼs You Got it Bad. SLR harmonized En Vogueʼs Hold On; and KʼAlee did justice to Rihannaʼs Take a Bow. Secret Melodies held back the tears at the end of One Republic and Timberlandsʼ Apologize. All the contestants including the producerʼs pick, Tiffany, were well-received and got thunderous ʽforwardsʼ from the live audience.

All the contestants were wonderful and delivered well. I am especially proud of how all the contestants captured and took a shade of the stage light. The competition is heating up! So remember to keep those votes coming in! courtesy

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Comments (20)

 

aliqie:
Posted by aliqie | August 12, 2008 10:38 AM

ok then, what is the point of this? Outaroad, go out and try get hotter, more interesting stories please



BOSS:
Posted by BOSS | August 12, 2008 11:11 AM

i second that,aligie. we really don't care what yendi thinks about the contest and the contestant. outtaroad , isn't the promotion of this girl, by you guys, a little distasteful?



Mi Waan Know A Who:
Posted by Mi Waan Know A Who | August 12, 2008 11:49 AM

yendi really have di nerve fi a talk about rising stars and mi woulda like fi know a who help you write this because the way how yuh conducted your self on rising stars stupidly mi nuh believe a yuh a lone wrote this article because it sounds way much brighter than your intelligence



k:
Posted by k | August 12, 2008 1:45 PM

oh come on Yendi, we love u but give up the job. plz plz plz



symone:
Posted by symone | August 12, 2008 1:50 PM

yendi , dont bother to try you are boring.if we need a rundown TVJ provides it with repeat broadcast.



Kavelle:
Posted by Kavelle | August 12, 2008 1:55 PM

yendi you are something else, before you quit by popular demands of the public you are here trying to be a writer even though it nuh sound too bad maybe this what rising stars producers need to have you doing writing the review of the show



Perfection:
Posted by Perfection | August 12, 2008 2:16 PM

she looks hot in the photo all yuh need now a belly ring like dry head nikki z



TUGZ:
Posted by TUGZ | August 12, 2008 2:26 PM

Yendi GOd bless you with a bl*ddcat peice a shape and a cute face,your personality is good but the people are used denise with her extra outgoing and wild self.
try the modeling and give up this because dem ugly gal deh dem claim is super model(NADINE WILLS,CARLA CAMPBEL ETC) is daam shame none a dem nuh look beTTa than you TRUST ME



grampzbig:
Posted by grampzbig | August 12, 2008 3:34 PM

r*****ssss cl**t yendi look good



Posted by Rick Nyce | August 12, 2008 4:01 PM

THE WOMAN SEXY, THATS WHY DEM DONT WANT HAR PAN TV BECAUSE SHE DONT LOOK LIKE THE REST OF THEM ON THERE. DO YOUR THING BABY. U DONT EVEN NEED TV TO GO FAR YU LOOKS CAN DO THAT AND I AM SURE U ARE INTELLIGENT, TO BE A MODEL AND A TV PERSONALITY.



Living The Life:
Posted by Living The Life | August 12, 2008 4:27 PM

yuh thing step that's they are hating on yuh let them yuh a nuh quadie anymore pure social events yuh attend now where you chit chatting with important people



Can:
Posted by Can | August 12, 2008 4:52 PM

Ok people, Yendi can't give up the job cuz she has a contract that binds her to the show for its duration - unfortunately. So we'll have to live with her, & she knows it...that's why she gave this stupid statement which I don't even understand. What the hell is she on about the contestants? Christ, she just proved with this statement that she's not only dull/boring but stupid.



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2008 5:25 PM

OUTAROAD ARE YOU GUYS PROMOTING A SEXY YENDI OR TRYING TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO WATCH HER ON RISING STAR, SHE IS AWFUL SO DON'T EVEN PUT SOME HALF NAKED PHOTO THINKING THAT PEOPLE GONNA KEEP WATCHING HER BORING A*S ON T.V. ITS LIKE YOU GUYS IS SELLING HER AS A B*TCH. GET HER OF THE SHOW THAT WOULD HELP ALOT.



T:
Posted by T | August 12, 2008 6:04 PM

Jah Know. i can't STAND the way BAD MIND PEOPLE mout' so big.

Nuff of these people would prefer if them fire you and hire Nikki Z instead, and iS DAT A BUN DEM!

Yendi, gwan do you ting. Just step up yuh game. Develop yourself using the opportunities available to you. Stay far from bad mind people.



DISGRUNTLED:
Posted by DISGRUNTLED | August 13, 2008 10:39 AM

What was the purpose of this article? I though she was going to address the issues people have with her hosting the show. Truth be told, it was poorly written, because it reads more like a review rather than an article from a defensive stance.
Yendi you might have good intentions, but this years Rising Stars is boring and so too is your hosting



Ali:
Posted by Ali | August 13, 2008 11:55 AM

I almost stopped watching the show. Denise gave some life to it. Yendi is just plain boring. Tip of the Day for Yendi: When you are enticing the public to vote use words that are in keeping with the comments. Denise was good at that. Where is Denise????



brian:
Posted by brian | August 14, 2008 5:03 PM

girl yu sel off one million time,some people too bad mind



chocolatemartini:
Posted by chocolatemartini | August 14, 2008 5:26 PM

I would prefer if Kiki did the hosting of Rising Stars....over Yendi what do you all think?????????



Juju:
Posted by Juju | August 15, 2008 12:43 PM

Chocolatemartini I agree with you 100% KiKi would do a MUCH better job.



brat:
Posted by brat | August 16, 2008 9:22 AM

she boring in truth but unu too F**Kup how much a unu can do that sh*t think it easy? bit*hes!!



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