[singing] And I am telling you I'm not going You're the best man I'll ever know There's no way I could ever go no, no, there's no way No, no, no, no way I'm living without you I'm stayin', I'm stayin' And you, and you...you're gonna love me.
That's right Curtis. You stopped me once, but you'll never stop me again. [sings] 'Cause this time, Effie White's gonna win!
[singing] Ev'ry man has his own special dream And that dream is just about to come true Life's not as bad as it may seem If you open your eyes towards in front of you.
[singing] We're your Dreamgirls, boy, we'll make you happy... Yeah! We're your Dreamgirls, boy, we'll always care We're your Dreamgirls, Dreamgirls will never leave you... No, no! And all you got to do is dream Baby, we'll be there.
Effie White: Tell me something, Curtis. Do you think it's right to promote an amateur performer over a professional?
Curtis Taylor Jr.: I'm not sure what this is about...
Effie White: It's about fairness, Curtis. It's about people paying their dues. Isn't that what you keep telling me? "Get in line, Effie. Wait your turn". So why am I sitting here without so much as a B-side on a 45, when an amateur like Martin Luther King Jr. gets his own freaking album? I mean, can he even sing?
M.C.: And now, the courageous, the curvaceous, Creamettes!
Deena Jones: It's the Dreamettes! The Dreamettes!
Curtis Taylor, Jr.: $500 says the Dreamettes do not win.
[Contest judge takes money]
Contest judge: Thanks a lot man, because they were going to lose anyway!
Effie White: So... Deena's going to sing the lead 'cause you like the way she looks? Am I ugly to you, Curtis?
Curtis Taylor Jr.: Baby, come on! You know how I feel about you, come on. Don't make it personal.
Effie White: Well, what am I supposed to do? Deena's beautiful, and she's always been beautiful... but I've got the voice, Curtis! I've got the voice! You can't put me in back; you just can't!
Mae Jones: I'm amazed, Mr, Taylor. As much as I love my daughter, I never thought she had much of a voice.
Curtis Taylor, Jr.: Oh, Deena has something better. She has a... quality.
Mae Jones: You make her sound like a product.
Curtis Taylor, Jr.: "A product." I like that!
Curtis Taylor Jr.: Who was the first artist to sing "Hound Dog"?