There's a little over one week remaining to vote! Thank you to everyone who has voted so far (13 of you!) I can tell you that...there are three songs still on zero, only one with multiple 12s (it's in the lead) and while four songs have sort of pulled away it's still a very wide open field...
Anyway sorry for neglecting this thread but now that my cold seems to have finally officially fucked off it's time to meet some more representatives! Next up we have...
@soratami represented by KANDI BURRUSS
Here's a confession that potentially makes me ineligible to be running a round with this theme - I haven't watched all of the Real Housewives of Atlanta
. I've seen bits of it here and there, but haven't sat down and gone go-to-woah, and that's in part because it's an intimidating undertaking - there are 14 seasons of this show out now, and when it comes to the Housewives I tend to display completist tendencies - I don't really like the idea of starting on, say, Season 5 because that's when Kenya shows up, as I'll end up worrying about missing out on important historical context.
Some would say that Atlanta
is the most iconic Housewives franchise of them all, and so (with apologies to the other Atlanta-based Bravo gesamtkunstwerk, Married To Medicine
, that I've had on the backburner for months now), I fully intend to make it the next project for my partner and I once we finish our Miami
Kandi Burruss has appeared in every season of Atlanta
aside from its first, making her the show's longest running full-time cast member. There are a few Housewives, across the franchises, that have flexed their musicianship muscles, and indeed it looks as though @boom bazooka joe
will be running a rate sometime soon to cover off on these classiques where we can all express how we definitely thought they were fun and liked the beat. But Kandi has legitimate musical bona fides, as a former member of Xscape, an artist in her own right, and as a co-writer of global smashes like "No Scrubs", "Bug A Boo" and "Bills, Bills, Bills". Kandi is known for being one of the more "reasonable" cast members of the show, but writing a song like "Tardy For The Party" seems like deeply unserious behaviour to me.
says: "I'll go with Kandi Burruss if she hasn't already been taken. I've never watched a single episode of Real Housewives, so I'm picking her more because of her music career (and because a quick search revealed a lot of great gifs I could use through the contest dd)."