Dollhouse - Netflix
Sun 23 June 2019
In Dollhouse, Echo is an "Active," a member of a highly illegal and underground group of individuals who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas. Hired by the wealthy, powerful and connected, the Actives don't just perform their hired roles; they wholly become - with mind, personality and physiology - whomever the client wants or needs them to be. Whether imprinted to be a lover, an assassin, a corporate negotiator or a best friend, the Actives know no other life than the specific engagements they are in at that time.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Dollhouse - Melanie Martinez (singer) - Netflix
Melanie Adele Martinez (born April 28, 1995) is an American singer and songwriter. Born in Astoria, Queens, and raised in Baldwin, New York, she subsequently rose to prominence in 2012 after appearing on the American television vocal talent show The Voice. Following the show, she released her debut single titled “Dollhouse”. Signing to Atlantic Records, she released her debut EP, also named Dollhouse (2014). Martinez later released her debut studio album, Cry Baby (2015). The album went on to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in February 2017. Martinez's songs “Sippy Cup”, “Mad Hatter”, “Mrs. Potato Head”, “Cry Baby”, “Pacify Her” and “Soap” all songs featured on “Cry Baby”, were all certified gold in the U.S by RIAA, and her songs “Dollhouse” and “Pity Party” received platinum certification from RIAA.
Dollhouse - 2012: MSG Varsity Talent Show and The Voice - Netflix
In 2012, during her junior year of high school, Martinez participated in the MSG Varsity Talent Show, a televised talent competition. She sang The Beatles' rendition of “Money (That's What I Want)” by Barrett Strong and “Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)” by The Four Tops. She was eliminated in the second round. Later in 2012, Martinez auditioned for the third season of The Voice. She had not watched the show herself prior to the audition. The initial, untelevised audition was an open call, held at Javits Center. She recalls that while she and her mother were driving to the audition, her mother's car broke down before they reached the Midtown Tunnel, and the two were forced to “hitchhike” a taxicab in order to get there. Several months after the initial audition, while at Roosevelt Field Mall, Martinez received word that she had advanced to the “second round”. She then received multiple callbacks until she was finally selected to audition on the show itself. Martinez auditioned singing Britney Spears's “Toxic”. Three of the four judges, Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton, hit the “I Want You” button for her. Martinez chose Adam Levine to be her coach. In the Battle Round, Martinez competed against Caitlin Michele. They performed a duet of the Ellie Goulding song “Lights”. Martinez won and moved on to the Knockout Round. Michele was stolen by Cee Lo Green and also moved on. In the Knockout Round, Martinez was paired with Sam James. She chose to sing La Roux's “Bulletproof”. Levine eliminated James, and Martinez moved on to the Live Rounds as one of the five remaining members of Team Adam. In week one of the Live Rounds, Martinez sang “Hit the Road Jack”. Public vote saved Team Adam members Amanda Brown and Bryan Keith. Levine then chose Martinez over Loren Allred and Joselyn Rivera to remain in the competition. In week three, Martinez's performance of “Seven Nation Army” finished the voting period at #10 on the iTunes Top 200 Single Chart, causing her iTunes votes to be multiplied by ten. This occurred again in week four, when “Too Close” ended the voting period at #6. Martinez was eliminated by audience vote in week five, along with the fellow Team Adam member Amanda Brown, leaving Levine with no artists. In response, Martinez said, “I never expected to get this far and this is beyond what I've ever dreamed of. I'm just so glad I got to express who I am as an artist and really touch people's hearts because that was the ultimate goal.”
– Studio version of performance reached the top 10 on iTunes
Dollhouse - References - Netflix