April 24th, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
What more can happen on American Idol. An incredibly strong top 4 leaves me scratching my head at who will be the next to go. Sure, tonight’s performances matter but I think the fans have already connected with their favorite.
Tonight, the contestants will sing two songs each and probably some cheesy duets that make you smile and fart at the same time. One of the selections will be of personal choice. The other song selection will be one-hit wonders. How is Donna Summer a one-hit wonder? Or even Destiny’s Child? Or Julie London? Ok, maybe more so Julie London, but I have her greatest hits, and honey, her version of “Fly Me To The Moon” is on point!
So, we have Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison (“Kree-dom”), and Candice Glover.
The song spoilers are out. It makes me nervous for what tonight may hold for a couple of the girls. The list seems somewhat ominous! See for yourself!
How the final four stack up for me:
Kree Harrison has this really likable quality about her. I think. I mean, the girl can sing her face off, but there seems to be something missing from the package. And, let’s face it, after a trip to the bottom two last week, she is going to have find something deep inside her to get America back on her side. She needs one of those moments that just would define the rest of her American Idol experience, but with the spoilers pointing to “White Shade of Pale” and “It Hurt So Bad”, I am having my doubts.
Amber Holcomb gave me absolute life last week with Barbra Streisand’s “What Are You Doing for the Rest of Your Life”. This big ole’ queen was waving her finger at the screen, but then I found myself almost in shock. Were people going to go with her song choice? I mean, the song is timeless, but it is not the first thing at the front of a “Call Me Maybe” generation. I was thrilled to see Amber pull through. She has been the underdog in a sense to me. I think she has this incredible gift but where she seems to lack is in pop star personality. I wanna hear her wail a Whitney Houston song, but tonight she may run into the same troubles she ran into last week, possibly going too “old” for the AI demographic. She is singing “MacArther Park” tonight. I just hope no one leaves that lil’ cupcake out in the rain.
Angie Miller is like a physical cross between Sheryl Crow and Miley Cyrus. She also has the Hannah Montana annoy-ability factor….to me at least. I like her performance though and tend to agree with the rest of the judges that when she gets behind the piano, she becomes this electric entertainer. AND, her performance of “Halo” last week was lovely. Tonight, she is slated to sing Jessie J’s pop power ballad “Who You Are”. I personally love this song. It is like this anthem of the soul, which, honestly Angie has connected herself to heavily this entire season. So, good choice, Ang, good choice. It has worked so far, and I don’t see it hurting her tonight.
I have to be fully honest that I fell in love with Candice from the beginning. Aside from talent, there is this incredible story and personality behind the vocalist. I love sass. I can only assume that will come as shock to many of you. I am thinking back to last week when Candice wailed on the Whitney Houston/Mariah Carey duet, “When You Believe”. It is clear to me that she has been born to do this. She is the top threat of the game, and the one to beat. And according spoilers, I am beyond excited to see her do Drake’s “Find Your Love.”
The judges will be very busy tonight watching the contest move into the final 3 stage, but it seems that one of the judges has taken a particular interest in another reality competition on TV. In fact, she goes so far to pick a winner! Work Roxxxy Andrews!
Living for this! And for American Idol tonight! Be sure to tune in to Idol Chatter on Fox28 tomorrow morning at 8:40 am to see how it all shakes out!
January 31st, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
And this is just a sampling of all the fun in store!
AND MORE COMING?!?!?!
I love my job.
January 2nd, 2013 by Nina with No Comments
June 8th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
My Pride schedule this year is everywhere YOU want to be!
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
Come to Camelot Cellars Winery on June 12th from 7-9pm and have none other than ME, as your bartender. I will pour your glass of locally crafted vino for you and enjoy your company.
There will be $1 off selected glasses of wines and $2 off all flights. A portion of the Wine Bar sales for this event will go to my selected charity, Project Zero: Ohio, which raises funds for HIV/AIDS research here in Central Ohio. Also, for every bottle of our Limited Edition or Specialty Wines purchased that evening, Camelot Cellars will donate $1 to the charity. Come to Camelot Cellars Winery for the start of Pride Week to enjoy some wine and support Project Zero: Ohio.
Following this event, I will be heading down to Union Cafe for Nina’s Pre-Pre Pride Party at Union Cafe! 10 pm! And it is Tequila Tuesday!!
Wednesday, June 13
I will be joining the Pre-Pride celebration with Virginia West at Virginia’s Top Shelf Wednesday! This cast is fantastic and features special guest INDIA FERRAH, from RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3, as well as some of your favorite entertainers!
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for this event. It really is one of my favorite shows to do every year, and this year, i have really tried to bring you some of the best in female illusion and impersonation. Make sure to get your tables early as they always sell out! The cast for the Pride Kick Off Show this year is stellar, featuring Virginia West, Maria Garrison, The Royal Renegades, Freesia Balls, Candi Panties, Kari Kerning, Stefanie Sexton, a cameo by Kiley Dash and more!
FRIDAY, June 15
Such a hot night is planned for YOU! First, we have the Diesel Underwear Fashion Show, featuring the very hot and sexy Rod Daley. I will be hosting outside with Rod and an amazing Torso Fashion Show, and then we will head inside and join Virginia West, Anisa Love, Maria Garrison for the Axis Lounge All Male Review happening all night!
SATURDAY, June 16
After the Pride Parade and Festival, make sure you get some rest in because we are gonna party all night long! UNITY BALL and DRAGAPALOOZA are the biggest Pride parties in the city! First, join me and Virginia West outside for the largest drag event in the midwest, and starring PHI PHI O’HARA from RuPaul’s Drag Race 4 and LATRICE ROYALE from RuPaul’s Drag Race 4! The event will also feature India Ferrah, RuPaul Drag Race 3 star, Nova Star, former Miss Gay United States At Large, Toledo’s own Deja Delaterro, as well as many of your local favorites including Anisa Love, Alexis Stevens, Maria Garrison, Freesia Balls, Kari Kerning, Candi Panties, Samantha Rollins, Paige Passion, Vivi Velure, Barbie Roberts, Sandy Von Lipshitz, Vivian Von Brokenhymen, Cassandra Terrace, Akasha O’Hara Lords, Kiley Dash, Sonya Ross, Selena Terrace-West, Drew Terrace, Stella Boheme, Mathilda Longfellow, Britney Blaire, Mikaila Denise! And if that isn’t enough, come inside for the hottest dancing at UNITY BALL 2012, with an all-male review downstairs in the lounge hosted by Virginia West, Anisa Love, and Alexis Stevens, and a fabulous drag review in the cabaret hosted by me and featuring Phi Phi O’Hara, India Ferrah, Deja Dellaterro, Nova Starr, and Maria Garrison and more!
SUNDAY, June 17th
Just when you thought the weekend was over, it is time to come out for that game of games BAT N ROUGE 2012! Where else will you see a bunch of drag queens play softball? This year, the event is hosted by myself, Virginia West, and special guest Latrice Royale!
I hope you make it out to one or many of my appearances, but more importantly, i hope you have an amazing Pride 2012!
May 1st, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
I love a good song spoof. And I love Willam. Check it!
April 30th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
Let me tell you, Wednesday nights just got a lot hotter with Virginia’s Top Shelf Wednesday’s at the new Axis Lounge! And this Wednesday will be no different. Catch Virginia West this Wednesday at Axis Lounge with special guest India Ferrah, from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 3 and former All American Goddess! After all, expect the unexpected! Doors at 10 pm, Show at 11 pm!
April 30th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
Make sure to get there early to catch one of the brightest stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4, KENYA MICHAELS!! May 19! 10 pm, UNION CAFE with encore performance at Axis Nightclub for OZ!
April 29th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
I know that in my last Drag Race blog I would pick my fan favorite for season 4. While it is less than 24 hours away from the announcement of the winner of Season 4, I think it almost clear that the winner of the fans’ hearts is Latrice Royal.
With her contagious laugh, catchy songs about biscuits, and pithy phrases (“The shade! The shade of it all!”), RuPaul has dubbed a new drag superstar even though she doesn’t get to walk off with the crown!
And P.S. – I am still the Smirnoff Ice champion!
April 17th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
I love Chad Michaels!! I think he may just go all the way on Drag Race!
This photo is circa January 2010, at the end of California EOY…and I had sweat off almost all my make-up, but Miss Chad, hunty, is still painted BACK!
Wishing Chad the best of luck as we find out who the winner is next week on RPDR 4!
March 9th, 2012 by Nina with No Comments
She is coming. And I know we are all excited!! Going to be a night to remember!