Search for Next Pussy Cat Doll Presents Winner: Asia

Search for the Next Pussy Cat Doll WinnerLet this be a lesson to all bands: A reality tv show is a great (expensive) way to generate publicity for a band.

Take the Pussy Cat Dolls.  With a lead singer and 5 backup dancer-singers, the last thing they need is yet another band member...but voila, enter CW's Pussy Cad Dolls Present: Search for the Next Doll.  It's sort of a cross between Making of the Band (featuring Danity Kane) and Girls Next Door (featuring Playboy's Heffner's mistresses); i.e. hot, lingerie-wearing girls that sing and dance.

In tonight's finale episode, Asia Nitollano out-sang and out-danced Chelsea Korka and Melissa Reyes to become the next Doll.  Chelsea sang like Christina Aguilara but couldn't dance (relatively speaking), Melissa was hot, and Asia did it all.  Congrats, Asia's the winner.

Search for Next Pussy Cat DollSo, did group founder Robin Antin get the exposure she was looking for?  It's hard to say.  Except for a small spike in the Pussy Cat Dolls' official website, there doesn't seem to be much of a change in web traffic.  However, it will be more interesting to see how their second album, Double the Trouble, sells.  Danity Kane sold the crap out of their single with zero marketing effort (not including 3 seasons of reality TV, of course).

For those of you who need more PCD stuff, you can also check out Next Pussy Cat Doll pictures, Season 2 audition applications (ANOTHER member?  yeesh), or rediculous Pussy Cat Doll lyrics.  There's no end to the madness.

By the way, back to the first line of this post: hey indie bands, seriously consider creating a video series on YouTube following your band.  Create an original idea that's entertaining, and you may have something worth watching and following.  Believe it or not, there's probably a lesson here somewhere...beyond thigh highs and corsets...though said clothing can be fairly distracting from any such lesson...

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I didn't see this show until about 1/3 of the way through, but it hooked me in like Making the Band hooked me in (at least the version season)! However, there seems to have been way more talent in the group of contestants for PCD than there was for P. Diddy's band. Not sure why there is such a drastic difference...But any of the last 3 girls would have been a great addition to any girl band.

Great point that you say Chelsea couldn't dance, "relatively speaking"--because I was SO impressed with her dancing ability! I thought she looked great! And compared to any person off the street who doesn't have a dance background, she was amazing!

Is it bad that I didn't know this show existed until reading this post?!?

Jay -- NO! It's GOOD that you've never heard of it. I'm embarrassed I have, but that's what happens when you 1) watch TV with your wife (just kidding, baby!), and 2) whore out your blog for search engine traffic.

Making of the Band, Top Chef, Top Designer, RockStar SuperNova...I'm pathetic, and should spend more time writing music. Stay away from your TV!

I'm willing to admit that I watched RockStar SuperNova - a kid from near where I grew up, and whom I've seen play a bunch, was on that show (Josh Logan), so that's my excuse. And actually, I got in to Top Chef after hearing you, Tara, Dan and Divya talk about it. But that's all I'm admitting to...

Just want to say that in my opinion they picked the wrong girl. I love PCD's first album but will in now way by the second. I have been completely put off of them because of who they chose. They may have done this for publicity but is it good publicity if fans disagree with who they chose? If they didn't want the best singer and dancer out of the group then why was singing and dancing such a necessity and why didn't they just higher a puppet?

I will be more interested to see the album of Chelsea Korka though

I think Melissa R should be the winner. He dances and sings like a pussy cat dolls.

hi.. im from phils. and we, all of my sister, were all watchin together every nyt here.. i thnk its jas a replay from the "etc channel"..
anyways we havent seen yet the finale here in the phils. but were so curious of what will happens in the finale..
and by that curiousity we red abt that asia won the search..

i dont think asia were the one..

for us here..

it should be mellissa R.

shes so hot nd sexy..

but the result was made and we can not change the past like hiro nakamura in the film of heroes..
haha

anyways more power to the shows of pussy cat dolls..

were proud of you guys..


i thaught that chealsea shud av won she was the best by far but i do think that she has a good solo career ahed of her so good look bb 4 d future were all footin 4 u xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

i thaught that chealsea shud av won she was the best by far but i do think that she has a good solo career ahed of her so good look bb 4 d future were all rootin 4 u xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

gud luck chealsea ure the bb best xxxxxxxx u shud v won

gud luck chealsea ure the best xxxxxxxx u shud v won

Asia is the greatest perfomer.
I am crazy of her perfomance.

Long life Asia.!!!!!

Be bless.

Asia is the greatest perfomer.
I am crazy of her perfomance.

Long life Asia.!!!!!

Be bless.

Asia is the greatest perfomer.
I am crazy of her perfomance.

Long life Asia.!!!!!

Be bless.

Well A Big Congrats To ASIA, you got it fair and square and YOU did WIN, nevermind people who say well she shoulda won, The ONE that came OUT ON THE TOP AND WON IS ASIAAAA . Way to Go !!
I would've said the same thing to the winner no matter who it was. but in this case it is ASIA. again congrats!

One more comment, to the rest of the girls, YOU ALL DID GREATTTT! Good Luck in your future goals and God Bless you all! Hoping for the very best. :))))) you are all winners.

i dont like asia sory ;)

i dont like asia sory ;)

Hi guys,
I'm from Trinidad and I voted for my girl Asia all the way.
She was one of the best dancers, her voice was powerful and amazing, very photogenic and she had a slamin body to fit in with the PCD.
It had others like Chealsea, Melissa R. but as u saw, she(Asia)was the BEST.
Asia girl if u do read this, congratulations and all the best in your new career. Your daughter has a very great role model.
Lots of luv
Lily

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