Miss Bio-WERRRK 2017 Anything Goes Talent Judges’ Critiques

SPECIAL GUEST JUDGES

 

Jackie Cox

Geneva Convention

BEAUTIFUL VOCAL! To take it up another level I would dive deeper into the storytelling of the song, make sure Geneva goes from point a to a point b through the song. I also loved the Marilyn Monroe Some-Like-It-Hot esque look.

HER?

Love the aesthetic of this performance- great lipsync and cool concept. It felt like a music video. Only callout would be to move the journey along visually for the second or 3rd verse. Maybe a new outfit? New Hair? Make sure the video builds!

Lucky Stiff

It was nice seeing a personal side of you in this story. I appreciate the prose aspect of this and storytelling. I definitely get a sense of YOU but I don’t see enough of your drawing talent! That’s what I want to see!

Lady Mone’

Great Vocal- but to me, this isn’t drag. There is very little drag presentation here, I just see a very pretty girl in a wig and a nice outfit. I need to see some aesthetic elevation here. Again, the vocal was amazing! With a little more attention to the look this could really be fantastic.

Minnow Future

The comedy here was a little lackluster in the beginning. Once the song kicks in it gets better, but I need some more energy in the vocal! Great voice lets hear some power in it!

Flo Reel

Geneva Coventiom

You have a great voice, your makeup looks great and that body-ody! Awesome performance. 

Lucky Stiff

This is a beautiful, thank you for sharing your story. I just wish I got to see more of your painting being created, it was stunning.  

 

Minnow Future

You’re a very funny girl. You made a great song choice and you looked beautiful in the blonde hair. Very entertaining video.

Her?

You made an awesome song choice and your lip sync was great. Your skating was super fun and entertaining and you looked bomb in that jacket. 

Lady Mone’

You were really enjoying yourself and stepping out of your comfort zone, I would love to see you have more fun with your look.

Crimson Kitty

Her?

I LOVED your roller skating style girl! I was SUPER IMPRESSED! My only critique for you is to pay more attention to details when it comes to styling. I wasn’t crazy about the outfit not matching the earrings and headband. Also EMBRACE the stillness! I would love to see you just have that moment of standing still, giving a look and owning the camera. There is a lot of movement in your videos as a whole and I would love to see that polar opposite! Other than that you stood out this week because you were the only contestant to lip sync in this category. Keep up the good work!

Geneva Convention

I was into ALL of it! What a voice you have!!!!! I loved that we got to see a full frame of you this time which I think adds more character to your package. I felt at times that the pronunciation of the IE in Valerie was slightly lost but the vocal quality was top-notch! I loved the added elements of the musicians in the background and that it was done live rather than backing vocals. The styling was on point and I even appreciate the consistency of what your musicians were wearing as well.

Minnow Future

You put a smile on my face and it’s not because of the clown makeup! This is one of my favorite songs and I really enjoyed the take you put on it. I loved the little skit in the beginning trying out new talent ideas, it was super cute! Ok so onto the critique part! While I love your look, I would love to see you experiment with different face ideas. Show us something completely different than what we have seen in the competition! 

The Lady Mone

I loved that you showcased something that you normally don’t share with friends. That put a vulnerability into your talent and I felt like I got to know you a bit better! As someone who is a classicially trained singer but always super nervous to sing in public I can relate to the nervousness that I felt coming from you in your entry. My advice is to make sure you choose a song better suited for your vocal range. While you have a lovely voice, there were a few notes that hit flat. I commend you for showcasing your talents regardless! One other note is that I want to see your makeup, hair and styling reach its fullest potential! You have this HUGE tremendous amount of fierce energy and are a firecracker of a live performer!  I want to see that reflected in your stage attire! 

Lucky Stiff

I’ll be 100% honest, I literally had no idea how to judge this! You are unique to this competition and it sets you apart but it also puts you in the twilight zone of either people are going to love it or not understand it. I was on the fence with this one to be honest. What I LOVED about this was your words! I related to a lot of what you were saying especially when you were talking about the mirror and not being comfortable looking into it for your assignment. I feel that a lot of people understand that energy as a part of growing up. I think that if you spoke about this in your themed presentation it would have fit in better. My major critique is on execution rather than concept. The drawing was breathtaking. I would have loved to have seen you doing the drawing in real time as opposed to seeing you out of drag. I think in this case a voiceover would work as opposed to the voiceover in your Themed Presentation. That’s probably going to be a controversial topic for judging that you weren’t in drag in the first place but it IS an Anything Goes category and you spoke your truth. Keep on being you! 

 

 

JUDGES PANEL

Poppy Fields

Geneva Convention 

Loved this!  Wonderful acoustics in that location really benefitted your amazing voice, and the live musicians were a great touch!  You have great presence, and the pipes to match!

Lucky Stiff 

This was a most unconventional choice, and I’m not sure that in any other forum you might have scored high marks from me, but I loved your testimonial and the way you put the reveal of the artwork together with your story.  You are a bit of an enigma, and that’s great – just don’t let it undercut you in future categories.  I’m still yearning to see you perform.

Her? 

A bit “one-note”, but your costuming and makeup were fun and colorful, and the fact that you did the whole thing on roller-skates in a public area with other people whizzing around you … yes, gurl, yes!

Minnow Future 

You have a nice singing voice, and this was a good showing from you; however, the opening segment made me think, “Is she taking this seriously,” and that’s not such a good thing.

The Lady Mone’ 

Oh, how I wish we had the Lady Mone’ from last week again!  Your exuberance is wonderful, but that needs to translate into your makeup, costuming, and performance.  This was just a miss for me.

Monroe Fitzgerald

Lady Mone’

Again I say I love your energy in this submission! The look for this submission was clean and simple but I feel it lacked an element of drag. Great song choice, you can tell how much you love it. There were some pitchy moments, maybe try to video multiple times and choose the best sound in the future.

Her?

I absolutely adore this submission! What a unique way to show off your skill set! I loved the look in this as well, very fitting for the song. Wish you had worn a strapless bra but I understand the need for a sturdy undergarment, maybe next time try clear straps! Contour still a little dark for daytime wear. Try a portable speaker next time instead of phone tucked into garment!

Minnow Future

I’m not going to lie, I was a smidge nervous when your submission started but as soon as I realized what was happening I was dying laughing! You are so clever! Love the song choice! Wish you had chosen something more polished to wear for the intro. Love the bath tub shots! I wish your makeup was a little bit crisper in this as well.

Lucky Stiff

This submission is so interesting, and I love how real you got with us. Sharing something so vulnerable is very brave and I applaud you! The finished piece is gorgeous! Well done!

Spencer Williams

Geneva Convention

I absolutely loved this video. First off, I am obsessed with your fashion choices. That black skirt is to die for. Valerie is one of my all time favorite songs so naturally there were tears. The production of this video was done flawlessly, expert in my opinion. All in all, this was a fantastic video and you definitely proved yourself as a dominating force in this competition.

Lucky Stiff

At first, I was a little confused not seeing you in drag… But as the video progressed I really felt a connection with you. You are an excellent speaker and a true artist. This was a beautiful submission and I definitely teared up a little when I saw your final portrait. I wouldn’t change a thing, amazing job!

Minnow Future

This has been my favorite video you have created so far. I was actually laughing out loud during the initial skit. The song was beautiful and I loved your voice, but what really got me was the F***ING SINGING FISH. Genius.

Her?: How is one person so talented. Last week I remember thinking “Wow this girl is an amazing lip-sync artist….” Then this week you took it to a different level. Not only are you an amazing dancer and roller-skater, but a lip-sync assassin! I could probably watch you roller-skate all day. Can we arrange this?

Lady Mone: The Lady Mone! You have such a sweet, beautiful voice. However, you called yourself “a hidden gem”… and unfortunately that is so true! You are an amazingly talented performer. I would love for you to step out of the comfort of your home and take these videos to a different level. You have the talent and charisma, now execute it and take a chance. Also, your wardrobe has been a  bit pedestrian so far and I would love for you to really DRAG it up. Throw a boa on there… give me some sparkle!

Panda

Geneva Convention

OH. MY. GOD! Not sure your inspiration, but, I’m just assuming it was the Amy Winehouse version. I’m a huge Winehouse fan, so, soon as I heard it I got excited. You look amazing, and you sounded great. Kudos to your live musicians as well. Just really well done on all sides.

Lucky Stiff

Thanks for this, you know…you showed a vulnerability in this that was very relatable to me and I’m sure many others. I really appreciate this, it really touched me. You’re very talented, and observing the things that surround you, I feel like paper, canvas, and even skin…are just a very small sampling of the talent you possess.

Minnow Future

You swerved me kid, the cold open concerned me a bit, and then as I heard those familiar chords I relaxed a bit more and just enjoyed the show, honestly…I think the bathtub look should have been more of a go to, I really enjoy the look makeup and hair wise there. 

Her?

Where do I even begin? I smiled the entire time. You danced, you sang along, you skated, you worked the camera…do I need to keep going? You had so much going and nailed it all, plus, you looked incredible. You keep raising your own bar, it’s impressive.

The Lady Mone’

I absolutely love how that blue pops on you. I’m a avid over of all things Rihanna, so, my expectations are a bit high, there were severa moments when I thought you were about to go in, and then you kind of backed off…push it out! I can’t help but feel like you’re holding back all around, I see a lot of really amazing potential in you, you’ve just gotta believe it is there first so the rest of us get to experience it. It’s not easy to put yourself out in front of a world audience like this, that alone is to be commended.

Emily Meow

HER?

When you first revealed the skates I screamed cause I wasn’t expecting it. Great way to combine a lipsync with your talent! The song was right, the look was right, you killed it!

Geneva Convention

Love this song, love your voice. Super cute look and an all round great video.

Minnow Future

This was bizarre, but as always I WAS HOOKED. Super funny, well done.

The Lady Mone

Gorgeous song choice, and I again love your charisma! Would love to see you in a different silhouette next time though.

Lucky Stiff – Really liked your take on this. Your words were super powerful and I liked the story and twist. I just wish I could’ve seen you draw/seen you in a look!

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Despite being a drag journalist for over five years, Chiffon only recently realized that she missed a golden opportunity back then to change her drag name to Rhoda Story.

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