Tuesday Rockstar Recap

Last night I caught Rockstar:Supernova…or as I’ve heard some people call it Rockstar: Tommy Lee (I too feel he is taking attention away from the rest of the show). There were some badass performances and some that were just ‘bleh’. Here’s my recap and (this is for you MG) who I think will be in the bottom three.

Lukas Rossi started things off with “Bittersweet Symphony” by the Verve. A great song. He really took it from being a little pop to a lot of rock. I was enjoying it until they had the single spotlight on him just before the last verse or the last chorus (I can’t remember). As soon as they went into that chorus/verse, they kicked it up a few notches. Now my question is what the hell was that jacket? For a second, I thought he was wearing a straight jacket.

Zayra Alvarez came up next to sing Blondie’s “Call Me.” I’m sorry, but a few times I thought she forgot the lyrics or she took the mike too far from her mouth. I think the band was too loud for her. But you know what I couldn’t really pay attention to the music after seeing what she wore. I can’t find a copy of it on the net otherwise, I’d put it up here. It was some blue vinyl outfit that showed off all her best assets. Now, like Dave Navarro said, I don’t think she’s right for that band. She needs to do her own thing. Start a solo career now while she is still that popular.

Next Dana Andrews did an acoustic version of Nirvana’s “About A Girl.” You know Dana; she’s our little Georgia Peach. She (like most of America) only knows this song from Nirvana’s “Unplugged in New York” album. So that’s why she sang it that way (I’m guessing). At first I didn’t like it because she growled a few words in an attempt to be heavy. Growling does not equal heavy, just like Paris Hilton does not equal disease free (in my opinion). After a few lyrics, she started to put the appropriate anger and strength in her words as she sang. I really dug her performance. After her performance, she admitted that she chugged a beer before coming on stage. Now that’s my kinda woman! If I had actually voted last night, I would have voted for her in a heartbeat.

Patrice Pike came up and tried to sing The Black Crowes’ “Remedy.” ‘Tried’ is the key word there. It didn’t sound right. Her performance wasn’t overly energizing; it didn’t make you get into things. After the performance, she tried to argue with Dave like she wanted to bring the rock attitude, but I think that back fired in her face. She may not be getting what they are trying to tell her. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s gone sooner rather than later.

Toby Rand showed up next. Everyone favorite Aussie sang Billy Idol’s “White Wedding.” It started off weak and uninteresting, but it got better as it went along. By the end I really enjoyed it.

Magni came out to do David Bowie’s “Heroes.” He took Bowie and made it heavy. David Bowie, although always great, is very theatrical rock, both musically and in stage presence. He’s never been overly heavy in my opinion (I was born after Ziggy Stardust so I don’t know if he was considered really heavy at that time). After the performance, they asked why he was strapped into his guitar and stuck at the mike. He said because he was singing to a person across the world in Iceland. He’ll perform for everyone else on other songs. Then he took a shot at Zayra on her outfit. Gilby Clarke thought that it was sang the wrong way, but it had a beautiful delivery.

Ryan Star came up next to sing Live’s “I Alone.” It was good and got better towards the end. I’ve never been a huge fan of that song (or even that band), but I like Ryan’s version. Dave Navarro said it was Ryan’s best performance yet.

Jill Gioia popped onto stage next to perform the Rolling Stones’ classic, “Brown Sugar.” Gilby Clarke came out to play guitar. They started it out and the camera cut over to the Tripod (Tommy Lee) who was getting into it and dancing. The camera cut back to Jill and Gilby who were singing into the mike like Mick & Keith. It was a high energy performance. I think she should be safe because of her performance, but the comments may have killed her. I’m not sure. Gilby shot her down saying that he doesn’t like how she was wiggling and grinding on him during the performance. He went into this whole sensitive man thing about how women should be able to perform without using their sexuality to keep everyone’s attention. Hey, Gilby! This is rock n’ roll. I’m sure you’ve heard (and lived) the old adage: SEX DRUGS & ROCK N ROLL! After he was finished, newly single Dave Navarro piped up and said he’d grind on her anytime if she were in his band.

Phil Ritchie came out to sing the Wallflowers’ “One Headlight.” It makes me ask how the hell is this guy still in the competition. He just sucks. I don’t like his performances at all. This time he had too much sneering while singing. His voice doesn’t sound right. It was a real disappointment after last week when he killed with Jason on bass. Supernova doesn’t like the “wobble” he does. Whatever that is.

Dilana sang Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.” Do I even need to say how it was badass? She came out for a duet on it with a guy on guitar. She has a great voice that can get real hard and harsh. I wish I could find a pic of her because she looked like an evil fairy godmother. Dave said she always gives him chills. Tommy “The Tripod” Lee said she was enchanting. I honestly think she may get the Encore again.

Josh Logan tried to sing Blind Melon’s classic “No Rain.” Here are my two initial impressions in the song:
1. Not the right energy
2. Doesn’t sound right
I have a special respect for this band: I saw them open for the Rolling Stones at the Libertybowl here in Memphis in September 1993. I feel that Josh butchered this song. I don’t think he’s long for this show.

Storm Large came out last to sing Dramarama’s “Anything Anything.” I’ve never heard that song. I’ve never heard of that band. And you know what, I was mesmerized by her performance. Her performance was sexy without trying to be sexy. She had hard, cutting vocals at the right places, and soft vocals when necessary. She had a smooth transition between the two. I loved it; of course I may be biased after last week with her google comments. At the end of the performance she actually dropped the mike and did a stage dive into the crowd. Supernova loved it. They went NUTS!
For those of you who want to see more of Storm Large, this blog has another link to more pics (read: more frontal nudity). This is a link to the pics themselves. Otherwise you can go to my link from last week.

At the end of the show, Josh, Jill, and Zayra were in the bottom three. Tonight is the elimination show. I think it’s going to be Josh, Phil, and Patrice with a slight chance that Zayra may be in Patrice’s spot. I think either Josh or Phil will be gone this week depending on who kicks ass tonight.


MG said...

awww... you gave me a bottom three, if I knew your tel# you'd be that person I call tonight after they perform and say, "hey, who's going home?" lmao.

I couldn't agree with you more on your take, although I do have to do a bit of channel flipping to watch Last Comic Standing... I saw most of them, and the ones I missed were the ones that sucked. (hence, the flip)

Zayra most definite stumbled on the lyrics...
I think Dana blinked once during that whole performance,
and that Phil Richie guy, gee.... he's so NOT a rocker!

anyway, my blog seems to have disappeared on my, if you find it let me know.

Philip said...

You're blog is still there. And I'd let you call me, BUT I'm going out to the bar tonight so I'll watch it when I get home, unless I have to go to bed.

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