Making The Band Episode Recap
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"Here we go again!!!
The guys are back at it again, practicing hard to prepare for their upcoming tour with Britney Spears. Meanwhile, they debate on going to Las Vegas to attended the Radio Music Awards.
Trevor finally gets to meet Britney and gives his "Top 5 Reasons why he likes Britney Spears" While the guys try to embrass him!!
'Thats the End!!!!
Season Finale ;<(
The band is about to crash and burn, when J Records surprises them with an unexpected announcement.
"Things Ain't The Same as They Use To Be"
With a lack of financial support and not enough rehearsal time, an ill prepared O-Town hit the road for their first national concert tour.
When Ashley returns to his hometown of Redding, CA, for a personal appearance, the costs of his stardom and celebrity are made all too apparent
"Where's a Friend When You Need One"
When O-Town's whirlwind schedule starts to spin out of control, Dan's relationship with his fellow band members begins to strain under the pressure. Meanwhile, as tensions run high, O-Town awaits the news of their first single's chart placement.
When O-Town's album sales begin to drop, the pressures on the road and a grueling promotional schedule drive the band to the breaking point. Meanwhile, after months of debating, Erik decides whether or not to meet his biological father in person, on an emotional episode.
" Who's Your Pappi"
With the departure of Lou Pearlman, O-Town is left to question their decision to sign with Actual Management. Meanwhile, the band's music mettle is put to the test when they are asked to make their first network television appearance since the disastrous Miss America performance.
Though loved and adored by millions of fans around the world, Trevor and Ashley experience troubles in keeping their real-life love relationships together.
"The Sweet Smell of Success"
When ex-girlfriend Shelli pays Ashley a visit, the reunion stirs up mixed emotions for Ashley. Meanwhile, after rocking the house at smaller venues, O-Town have to prove themselves at their first concert in a major arena.
When new managers start to detect the sweet smell of O-Town's success, the band contemplates breaking away from Lou Pearlman and Trans Continental.
"Nothing Like The First Time"
As O-Town anxiously awaits the commercial release of their first single, "Liquid Dreams," Jacob's resentment towards the project and the record company takes a turn for the worse.
While he still coming to terms with the return of his long lost biological father, Erik's grandmother passes away. Meanwhile, O-Town hits a high note when their single, "Liquid Dreams," is played on the radio for the first time.
"When Love is in The Air"
When Trevor returns to his hometown for an O-Town performance, sparks fly when he calls on an old flame. Meanwhile, as O-Town starts recording their first album, Jacob begins to doubt his place in the band when his vocals are stripped from one of the songs.
"When Disaster Strikes"
When O-Town performs at The Miss America Pageant, technical problems turn the boys' dream opportunity into a nightmare. Meanwhile, Erik's life is turned upside down when he is contacted by his biological father, whom he has never met before.
"Bring In the Noise"
In the season finale, O-Town performs before its largest crowd yet - 2,000 people. Hard work pays off as the band catches the attention of music industry icon Clive Davis, who signs the group to his new record label.
"Beach + Sun= Breakups"
The band is up for some much-needed down time. The boys head down to Cancun for some rest, relaxation, and rehearsals with producer Tony Harrison. Meanwhile, Ashley and Shelli decide to call it quits.
As Dan officially joins the band, O-Town is off to Germany to record some tracks, including Jacob's song "You Take Me Under," and meet record executives. Meanwhile, late nights catch up with Erik and threaten to ruin the entire trip.
"Who Ya Gonna Call"
The four remaining members reach an immediate consensus on whom should be the fifth. They phone Dan Miller, one of the original 25 finalists, and invite him to come down for a rigorous two-day audition. Meanwhile, the rest of the group can't seem to get their act together.
"Bye Bye Sucka"
With Ikaika gone, the band attempts to convince Lou that it could go on with only four members. Meanwhile, Ashley struggles to keep his relationship with his family and Shelli intact.
"Meet The Fans"
O-Town goes on a press tour to promote Making the Band, rejoined by Paul, Mike, and Bryan. Meanwhile, at his brother's urging, Ikaika quits the band, putting the future of the other four members in doubt.
"The First Concert"
The big time is in sight as O-Town performs before its first big audience. In addition to potential fans, a group of record industry big shots evaluate the band's performance.
"The Pressure Is On"
In the wake of their debut performance, their support team tries to emphasize the difference between screaming fans and a good show. The pressure mounts as the band faces a dress rehearsal in front of a major MTV executive. With their reputation on the line, the guys prepare to face a 500-person audience at House of Blues.
"The First Performance"
As the band prepares for its first public performance, dance instructor TyJuan and singing instructor Mark question whether or not the group is ready. The guys perform at Southwest Middle School, the same location where Lou premiered Backstreet Boys a few years earlier.
"What Time is It"
The guys get their first taste of stardom when they get makeovers for their first photo shoot. Intoxicated by their newfound celebrity, they get a shocking dose of reality when they're reprimanded for being late. Meanwhile, Ikaika retreats even further from the rest of the band.
It's official! Ashley, Jacob, Trevor, Erik, and Ikaika are O-Town. The final members bid farewell to their former bandmates, Bryan and Michael, and prepare to face the future. The group's publicist, Jay, helps them to focus on how to get what they really want - success.
"Big Daddy to the Rescue"
Lou steps in to ease the tension between Ikaika and Jacob prior to making his decision on who will be the final five members of O-Town. Meanwhile, all of the guys fear the inevitable loss of two group members.
"You are the Missing Link"
O-Town steps into the studio to record its first single "All for Love," without Ikaika. When he returns, the rest of the group demands to know what his real intentions are.
TyJuan tells the band that they aren't making any progress. The guys get invited to a special New Year's party and proceed to enjoy themselves too much. Meanwhile, with Paul gone and Ikaika in Hawaii, the group lacks focus and leadership.
"Where Them Dollars At"
The guys question the fairness of their contracts. In a surprise move, Paul chooses to leave O-Town. As the other guys bid him a fond farewell, contract negotiations with Ikaika stall.
"Same Old, Same Old"
The band's story thus far is chronicled in this special one-hour recap. As Jacob, Michael, Bryan, Paul, Ashley, Erik, Trevor, and Ikaika prepare for the final cuts, their whirlwind adventure is retold.
"Who's In It For the Money"
The band members receive their contracts, then go their separate ways for Christmas. At home, Ashley gets no support for his music career from his stepfather and Jacob questions Ikaika's commitment to O-Town.
"Temptation Gets The Best Of US"
Ashley is faced with the temptation of infidelity just before his girlfriend Shelli comes for a visit. Meanwhile, the finalists begin practicing around the clock as the pressure to perform builds.
"More Money, More Problems"
Girlfriends come to visit Paul and Ikaika, causing tension between Paul and his new friend Heather. The visit causes Ikaika to pine for Hawaii and second-guess his commitment to the band.
After eight finalists are chosen, they move to Orlando to begin a grueling training schedule. Daily dance classes with TyJuan and voice classes with Mark are designed to whip them in to shape. Meanwhile, Ikaika begins to get homesick and opts to stay in rather than go out with the guys.
"And So It Began"
Twenty-five finalists are chosen from a nationwide talent search of more than 1,800 hopefuls to form the next pop phenomenon. Music mogul Lou Pearlman (Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync) is looking for five performers to become O-Town. At each of the eight audition sites, he and his staff evaluate the eager contenders.