July 20, 2005 10:29 PM by Joe Blackmon
Finally a little bit of controversy hits Rock Star: INXS. The first couple of episodes have been rather calm with all the contestants wandering around paying compliments to one another. But JD Fortune’s comments during the Tuesday night singing competition stepped on quite a few toes in the house.
As Reality TV Magazine reported, JD Fortune made a comment about his fellow contestants saying “while they’re learning the INXS songs, I know them because I love them.” Brooke Burke opened the show by pointing out that this statement riled things up back at the mansion. Mig is shown saying, “I was sick to the stomach with what he said.” Brandon even confronts JD telling him, “As a friend, as your boy, you offended me tonight.”
After the segment from the mansion airs, Dave Navarro comes to JD’s defense and says “some of you seem like you’re trying out for a band, but JD for sure seems like he’s trying out for this band.” INXS then recognizes Suzie, Mig, and JD for taking risks and doing well in their performances.
Brook Burke then announces the three lowest vote-getters as Tara Slone, Neal Carson, and Jessica Robinson. Each of the bottom three vote-getters have to sing an INXS song in hopes of impressing INXS and avoiding elimination. Tara sings “Mystify”, Neal sings “Suicide Blonde”, and Jessica sings “Don’t Change.” After the performances, INXS tells Neal Carlson, “I’m really sorry mate. You’re just not right for our band INXS."