It’s back, after a long year, MTV’s “Taking the Stage” is back! With new students and the only people from last season are Tyler and Mia. The new cast members are dancers: Anna, Carlton, and Emily; and musicians: Ian, Adam, and Emily S.
The season starts off with an audition special. You get to see a glimpse of the new students and know their stories. It gives a chance for viewers pick their favorites and hope for them to get in (well it obvious that they will all get in).
First there is Anna a dancer who suffers from sclerosis and has had surgery that leaves titanium rods stuck in her spine. Her doctor said that she shouldn’t take dance as a career, but being a fighter pursues dance anyway. Because of this she is one of my favorites so far and I hope she lives her dream.
Then there Ian, who probably one of the hottest guys on the show, is an ultra talented rapper. He has participated in rap battles all over Cincinnati and has released his own CD. So far he seems pretty focused, not in any drama, unfortunately that why he barely get any air time.
Then there is the triple threat, Carlton, who is singer/dancer/actor, who is becomes Tyler’s new competition. He was like Tyler last season, the hot new dancer who threatens the best dancer in school.
There is Emily the musician, who suffered from anorexia and put her frustrations into music. She is one of my favorites because so far she seems real and wholesome.
There is Emily the dancer, who decides to pursue her dream to be professional dancer even though she doesn’t have the right body type for it. In her romance with Tyler, I think she is a match for him because I think she’s breezy with with and doesn’t put her all into him. She seems very headstrong and she knows what she wants and goes after it.
Then there is Adam, another hottie, a musician who moves from a small town to Cincinnati to go to SCPA and pursue his music career. He’s been home school and is adjusting to going to a regular school. He seems like you nice, boy next door with values.
Then there is ol’ Tyler back with his womanizing antics. His current catch of the moment is Emily the dancer, who ,so far, seems pretty chill, not bitchy like his ex, Jasmine. I just hope Tyler doesn’t play her because she seems like a nice girl. But this year he not only going to be a dancer, he is going to do music and acting
This season Mia is sticking around, ”teaching” at SCPA while she chases her dream with her band. Her and Tyler have seemed to have maintained their friendship and she seems like she’s swooping down trying to save him from relationship horrors.
On the 1st episode, the cast is preparing for the talent show. Mia and Aaron fight over the future of their band, Mia Carruthers and the Retros. This isn’t the first time there has been conflict between Aaron and Mia. Mia debates with herself whether she should keep Aaron in the band or kicks him out, risking their friendship. In the end Aaron gets kicked out of the band. Adam and Emily decide to do their act for the talent show, during their rehearsal Emily takes a liking to Adam. For his act Tyler rounds up Ian and a bunch of dancer girls. While Carlton does and MJ style dance to dethrone Tyler as the #1 dancer in school. On the day of the performance Emily the dancer complains that her hip hurts and she might not perform. Fortunalty she performs and totally rocks it! Emily and Adam did a vocal/guitar duet. Mia closes up the show with her band. The first show is was nice and kept me interested for more, especially the budding relationships and the new performances.
In the second episode the relationship between Tyler and Emily Seilber heat up when he offers to take her to the upcoming singer/songwriter show. Emily, who plans to tell Adam her feelings for him at the singer/songwriter show. But trouble comes when overzealous slut , Holly, attempts to scoop him up. Holly succeeds in this endeavor, even though Adam was torn between Holly and Emily Sones. Honestly I don’t know why Holly and Adam are together. Holly is a fat FUGLY wannabe party girl, I hope she jumps into a hat and disappears. On the night of the singer/songwriter show Tyler picks up Emily Seilber. And a heartbroken Emily Sones comes out and sings Adam’s song for the performance.I think that Emily deserves to be with Adam because they seem to be at the same pace and Emily will treat him right. I think Adam is just another boy-toy to Holly. Then there is Adam’s performance a song he wrote called, “She’s the Brave One”, which is about his grandma who is a cancer survivor. She was the crowd crying tears of joy. I thought his song was so sweet.
Overall, Season 2 of Taking the Stage is worth watching. I’m excited for what is to come during this new season.