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“AN ICONIC MAINSTAY.” MEN’S HEALTH

“THE SHOW HAS BECOME IT’S OWN MARVEL UNIVERSE OF RETURNING VILLAINS AND UNDERDOGS, WITH LAVIN AS ITS NUCLEUS.” GQ


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“VISUALLY STUNNING.” THE RINGER

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“cinematic set pieces that rule.” MASHABLE

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“THE BEST IN SERIES HISTORY.” USA TODAY


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“THE BLUEPRINT FOR TODAY’S BIGGEST REALITY COMPETITION.” VULTURE


“A LEGITIMATE ATHLETIC SHOWCASE. ” GQ


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MUSIC SUPERVISON


LIVING ON A PRAYER BON JOVI When referencing the eighties, big hair and rock-nroll cannot be overlooked. At the forefront of that discussion is Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” - a fan favorite that audiences will sing at the top of their lungs no matter their age. As classic as Bon Jovi is to the eighties, Nany Gonzalez is to The Challenge. Despite being on the show for a decade, she is often overlooked as a serious competitor, having never won that Challenge Champion title and often getting eliminated before the nal. This season however, with all the determination she could muster and the support of her best friend and fellow beloved competitor Leroy, she managed to win her elimination round and move forward in the game, nally having faith in her own abilities and stamping her ticket to the nal. “Living on a Prayer” set the tone for her extremely emotional triumph, and gave the audience a moment to come together and root for her victory in this game

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EYE OF THE TIGER SURVIVOR This season we saw an unlikely but absolutely captivating pairing in cast members Big T and CT. Although their partnership took many twists and turns throughout their time in the house, resident veteran CT ultimately took timid but lovable Big T under his wing and showed her how to dig down within herself and rise to the challenge to become a erce competitor in this game. Among CT’s training tactics was preparing Big T for various elimination games, as well as what she could expect should they make it to the nal. On this particular morning, he wakes her up at 5AM, and has her train in the courtyard – jumping rope, doing lunges, running with resistance, and treadmill sprints, while he sips his co ee and takes tally of her workout. In a nod to the iconic Rocky III placement of this song, “Eye of the Tiger” plays as CT prepares Big T for the biggest ght for survival of her life – the nale of  The Challenge.

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OUR LIPS ARE SEALED (COVER) MOONTALK This season was all about knowing who to trust and constantly wondering if you were going to be double crossed. “Our Lips Are Sealed” played over a transition montage of the cast heading to the elimination oor. This haunting cover of an 80s classic foreshadowed that only the people in power truly know the next moves in this game. Jay, a newer and less conniving player, was paired with a veteran, Theresa, who is known for double crossing others. Jay was made a target after he did not reveal (and lied to) his alliance that one of them was going in to ght for their right to stay in the game that week. The song’s lyrics “our lips are sealed” set the perfect tone as these partners were headed into the elimination to ultimately blindside their alliance members.

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EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD TEARS FOR FEARS “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” plays as the cast arrives at their new home for the next several months. The irony of the song’s happy melody but dark lyrics represent the joy and excitement the rst night in the house always has but you know that won’t last. There will be gameplay, backstabbing, and politicking for the cash prize. Everyone is there to prove they are the best in this little world that is the Challenge house.

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KARMA CHAMELEON TEARS FOR FEARS “Karma Chameleon” plays as two cast members with in ated egos nd out they are ultimately disquali ed from the nal. The song’s upbeat and joyful melody plays almost as a celebration from the audience’s point of view and comments on the fact that karma will always come for you in this game. While these two cast members are eliminated, the partners they backstabbed and betrayed advance in the game and collect a hefty cash prize while the two of them win nothing

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DON’T YOU (FORGET ABOUT ME) SIMPLE MINDS “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” is one of the most iconic songs from the 80s and we knew we wanted to really have a special moment for the song to live in. It plays as a farewell tribute to an iconic veteran, Leroy. Leroy, who has been with the franchise for ten years, came into The Real World  house where he was introduced to people from all walks of life. A decade later, he has just nished his last Final partnered with his closest friend from his  Real World  season, and sits atop a mountain peak re ecting on his growth throughout his entire MTV career; He has faced huge fears, conquered internal demons, and most importantly, met the love of his life. The song commemorates this era of his life and the people who made it worthwhile. Despite never coming in rst place, he is ready to walk away from this chapter with his st in the air, bold and proud.

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Everyone in this game is constantly looking for their chance to win a gold skull (their ticket to the nal).“Hungry Like the Wolf'' plays over one of the most intense eliminations this season. This dark but explosive cover ts perfectly with the mood of t h e n i g h t . F o r e b o d i n g a n d m o o d y, t h e instrumentation represented Darrell’s resentment of being back on the elimination oor despite already having his gold skull. Cory, the true embodiment of the hungry wolf, explodes with energy (re ected in the song arrangement), and goes on to leave Darrell in the dust. His hunger for a win to provide for his family leads him to victory this episode.

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HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF (COVER) HIDDEN CITIZENS & TIM HALPRIN


“IT’S TIME THE CHALLENGE GOT SOME EMMYS LOVE.” ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT


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