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The Competition

19 EpisodesProduced by The CompetitionWebsite

Each season covers an obscure, real-life competition and follows the contestants until there is only one left standing. The second season is about the eleven contestants fighting for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather.

19 Episodes | 2017 - 2018

LEATHER E6: May The Best Man Win

October 7th, 2018


11 contestants fight for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2018. But only one will win.


September 30th, 2018


Ben has a love story that sounds like it’s straight out of a R-rated Disney movie.

LEATHER E4: Pup Yoshi

September 23rd, 2018


Meet contestant Yoshi: a gold star gay, he's in a polyamorous relationship with his husband, and he's the only Asian American competing this year.


September 16th, 2018


A profile episode of contestant Jose: a National Guard veteran and father of two. Jose’s an advocate for more Latinos becoming involved in the …


September 9th, 2018


Spike says he can kick your ass and do your makeup. He's one of the contestants vying for the title of Mr. LA Leather 2018.

LEATHER E1: Mr. L.A. Leather 2018

September 2nd, 2018


11 contestants fight for the title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2018.

LEATHER: Season Two Trailer

August 26th, 2018


The Competition returns on September 2.

PIANO E11: And The Winner Is...

June 14th, 2017


11. And The Winner Is... by The Competition

PIANO E10: The Top 6

June 9th, 2017


The top 12 contestants compete for the 6 spots in the final round.

PIANO E9: The Quarterfinals

June 4th, 2017


The top 20 contestants compete for 12 spots in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

PIANO E8: The Preliminary Round

May 30th, 2017


The top 30 contestants compete for 20 spots in the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.

PIANO E7: The Nerves Are Kicking In

May 12th, 2017


The competition is a couple weeks away and the contestants are feeling the pressure.

PIANO E6: Do You Want To Be A Pianist?

May 1st, 2017


Our last profile piece of one of the Top 30 contestants in this year's Cliburn Competition. Meet Rachel Kudo.

PIANO E5: Wear Your Pretty Dresses

April 12th, 2017


Sun-A Park is another pianist who made it into the Top 30.

PIANO E4: The Youngest One In The Room

March 31st, 2017


Daniel Hsu is 19 years-old and is one of the youngest contestants in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

PIANO E3: The First Cut

March 10th, 2017


Who made the first cut from 146 pianists to 30? Martin Leung? Jaemin Shin? Lindsay Garritson?

PIANO E2: Last Chance

February 23rd, 2017


These three contestants have one last chance to compete in The Cliburn before they age out of the competition.

PIANO E1: The Stakes

February 5th, 2017


How do you "make it" in the classical music world? Well, entering competitions is one of the only ways to get noticed.

PIANO: Season One Trailer

January 26th, 2017


The Competition begins on February 9.

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