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R U the girl was a TV series produced by UPN. The show was a reality TV singing talent search contest for a talented person to appear on the next single of the all-female R&B band of TLC whose former member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes died in a car crash in Honduras in April 2002. The casting tour began on February 5, 2005 in Los Angeles, with tour stops in New York, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, Atlanta, and Miami. The surviving members, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas had the responsibility of selecting the final contestants, who will be brought to stardom with the opportunity of recording and performing live a new single with Watkins and Thomas. UPN (which originally stood for the United Paramount Network) was a television network in over 200 markets in the United States. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lisa Nicole Lopes (stage name Left Eye) (May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002) was a member of the popular R&B group TLC. In addition to hit songs like Waterfalls with TLC, Lopes also did some solo performing. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Nickname: Motto: Live Large. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Hotlanta redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Miami-Dade County and the state of Florida. ... Tionne Tenise T-Boz Watkins (born April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an African-American R&B singer; the lead singer of the successful group TLC. She has also worked as an actress, appearing in Hype Williams 1998 film Belly. ... Rozanda Chili Thomas (born February 27, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an African American R&B singer, one of the three members of the successful group TLC. Thomas was raised by a single mother in the Atlanta area. ...

Throughout the duration of the program, the requirements of hopeful applicants were: To be female, to be around the age range of 20-25 years old, considerably physically attractive, athletically fit,and have professional singing, rapping, and dancing skills. The reason was the third member will need to be identical to the profile of the other two female members of TLC. Harry Belafonte singing, photograph by C. van Vechten Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... Rapping, also known as Emceeing, MCing, Rhyme spitting, Spitting, or just Rhyming, is the rhythmic delivery of rhymes, one of the central elements of hip hop music and culture. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Look up profile in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

The program was divided into seven episodes, with the eighth a finale in which the final contestant, O'so Krispie was chosen by a decision between Chilli and T-Boz between two competitors, Mirrah and O'so Krispie and later perform a new single with T-Boz and Chilli, I Bet, to a live audience on national television. Tiffany Nicole Baker (born 1985) is a choreographer, singer, and rapper from Atlanta who was chosen as the winner to be featured on TLCs new single I Bet (October 4, 2005) on the UPN reality television series R U the Girl. ... Tiffany Nicole Baker (born 1985) is a choreographer, singer, and rapper from Atlanta who was chosen as the winner to be featured on TLCs new single I Bet (October 4, 2005) on the UPN reality television series R U the Girl. ...

The series received some negative criticism from the press, initially being viewed as a contest to permanently "replace" Lopes in the popular singing group some years after her death. However, throughout the show's run and in several media outlets, both Watkins and Thomas stated several times that the winner of the contest would NOT be joining TLC full-time or in any way, shape or form be a "replacement" for Lisa; the winner would only provide guest vocals on a new single by the duo.

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