July 27, 2005 11:11 PM by Joe Blackmon
With less than stellar ratings, is CBS looking to quickly put Rock Star: INXS out of its misery? Rock Star: INXS holds great potential but has yet to live up to its hype and has failed to find a large audience. In a review of the most recent performance show, Reality TV Magazine pointed out that no one seemed to be stepping up to the plate and delivering a breakout performance.
Tonight, the INXS band members seemed to agree and sent a bold statement that the contestants better start playing to win. Dave Navarro started the show by apologizing to Marty Casey for his criticism of his performance of “Lithium”, and INXS chose Marty to give an encore performance. Marty was the right choice for the encore. His performance showed both his range and his desire to win.
Heather Luttrell, Daphna Dove, and Jessica Robinson were announced as the three singers in the bottom three in viewer votes. Everyone was surprised that J.D. Fortune escaped the bottom three, but despite his poor performance of “We Are The Champion”, J.D. has always shown a desire to win, which could be saving him in the viewer votes.
Daphna performed “What You Need”, Heather performed “By My Side”, and Jessica performed “Elegantly Wasted.” INXS told Jessica that she was safe, but kept both Daphna and Heather on stage. INXS told them both that neither of them delivered and that neither of them was right for their band. The other singers gasped as both Daphna and Heather were eliminated.
Whether this was a move designed to help cut short a show that is struggling or if it was meant to send a clear signal to the contestants that the game was on, it was probably the best move that the show could have made at this point. Hopefully, it will shake the other singers up, and everyone will finally realize they’re in a competition and start playing the game to win.