July 26, 2005 12:23 AM by Joe Blackmon
At this point, J.D. Fortune seems to be the only one of Rock Star: INXS who has realized that the show is a competition. All the other rock stars continue to play nice while J.D. plots his strategy to win the game. The Monday, July 25, 2005 episode starts at the mansion with all the rock stars upset over Neal Carlson’s elimination. Ty Taylor breaks down into tears, and Jessica Robinson says she feels guilty that she’s still there, while Neal is gone.
However, the mourning is cut short, and the rock stars once again focus on J.D., who is rapidly becoming the star of the show. J.D. wants to make sure everyone is cool with him after what he said last week. While the other rock stars say it is ok, it is obvious that J.D.’s words have not been forgotten.
The rock star clinic this week involves each of the rock stars getting a critique of their performances by INXS. J.D. of course points out that the only advice they had for him was “not to be to cocky.” During the song selection, J.D. once again proves he is playing to win, as he pulls Jordis aside and convinces her to let him have “We are the Champions” as his song selection. However, it turns out that J.D. might have bitten off more than he can chew, and when he realizes his mistake, he attempts to trade songs to no avail. J.D. also attempts to add his own arrangement to “We are the Champions”, which the band calls awful. It will be interesting to see if J.D. again flies high or if he flops during the performance show. ROCK STAR: INXS will air the next performance show on Tuesday, July 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS.