July 26, 2005 11:40 PM by Joe Blackmon
Constantine Maroulis had his “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Bo Bice has his “In a Dream.” What Rock Star: INXS needs is a breakout performance. There have been some very good performances on Rock Star: INXS, most notable by Jordis Unga and Ty Taylor. However, there has not been a single breakout performance to put one singer in the lead as the clear favorite.
Give J.D. Fortune credit in that he took a big risk with “We Are The Champions” in an attempt to set himself apart from the rest of the pack. J.D. did succeed in setting himself apart, but not in the way he intended. His failure to deliver on the song showed his limitations as a vocalist and will likely put him in the bottom three for the elimination show.
All of the contestants on Rock Star: INXS are good singers. There have been no train wreck performances like often occur on American Idol (even though J.D. came pretty close). But on the other hand, there have been no over-the-top career defining performances either. Someone on Rock Star: INXS needs to step up and deliver.
It’s hard to say who will get compliments and who will have to sing for their survival on the elimination show. Mig Ayesa and Ty Taylor gave two of the stronger performances and should be safe. Even though Jordis Unga dropped a line, the pure power of her voice should keep her safe.
Our prediction is that J.D. Fortune, Heather Luttrell, and Tara Slone will wind up in the bottom three. J.D. will be safe regardless of how he performs though, because INXS needs him around a little longer to create drama in the house. It’s very clear by the expression on the faces of the other singers during J.D.’s performance that they obviously do not like him. The expressions told a mixture of what looked like pure disdain for J.D. and absolute glee over seeing his failure trying to sing “We Are The Champions.”