RANDOM: But Keke looks so much like her sister, L’Oreal, in this screen cap
Brace yourself, this post is kinda long. But its good
Keke’s episode of Degrassi just premiered not too long ago. I am happy to say I enjoyed it. Honestly I haven’t watched Degrassi much since…about a year ago. I enjoyed the earlier seasons and the original cast, which I tune in every now and again to catch up on characters and storylines when there is nothing else on tv. I caught up with the newer characters when I got home from work earlier today. And I must say I have been missing out on a lot.
As far as the premiere episode goes, I LOVE how the episode opened with Keke’s song “The One You Call” and I further more liked the fact that they included a dance contest (which really wasn’t much good) but I’m just excited to see people catching on to Keke’s music, even if it is just in a script. After a few more minutes of drama and teen hormones Keke appears for her first scene. I love the reveal they kinda set up for her, and the fact that she uses her middle name (even though us REAL Keke fans know that ‘Keke’ didnt originate from her middle name)
The big concert scene was exciting. Keke’s opening number was “Walls Come Down” and again, I loved how they reveal her and Sav finds out that ‘Keyana’ is actually Keke. Walls Come Down isn’t my favorite Keke song. I like it don’t get me wrong I LOVE THE SONG but I just feel Keke had better songs to choose from. With that being said I love how the energy of the crowd/the setting and the atmosphere actually gave the song more life. At the end of the day I supported Keke and bought the song on iTunes and you should too.
Next, after more teen hormones and more drama Keke performs “The One You Call”. I have grown to love the song each and every time I hear it. I could go on and on about the technicals, but seeing Keke perform this song really added to my excitement to actually see her live and perform her new music.
Finally, Sav finds Keke as she’s getting ready to leave town. They play some sort of ditch the security guy/manager/dad? game and engage in some convo at the infamous cafe “The Dot”. Nothing really special happens here other than Keke giving Sav an autographed paper after she passes a kiss on the cheek. Then in Keke’s final scene she iChats with Sav, everythings handy dandy….then she does an accapella rendition of her song “The Greatest”, which in my opinion is the best song between Walls Come Down. The Greatest, lyrically is a beautiful-inspiring song. From the production to Keke’s rich vocals. If anything I’d pick this song to be on Keke’s album and put TOYC & WCD on the Deluxe Edition.
All in all, I loved seeing Keke on TV other than seeing repeats of True Jackson and watching Madea’s Family Reunion (which BET plays 12 times a week). I also love the fact that this episode came at perfect timing, to get people accustomed to Keke’s music right before Keke releases her 1st official single “Show Me” later this summer (to be honest the single is coming soon. As early as August but no later than September. but nothing is set in stone yet.). Also – it was good seeing the single cover I designed for “The One You Call” on TV after the episode. lol.
KEKE PERFORMS “THE GREATEST” ON DEGRASSI