August 02, 2005 12:34 AM by Joe Blackmon
The thirty-minute reality slot of Rock Star: INXS contained the typical ingredients that we have come to expect from the inside peek into the rockers’ mansion – stress, stress and more stress. The show started with a quick recap of the unexpected, double elimination of Daphna and Heather. From there, it continued to tailspin down into the depths of ambiguity and uncertainty.
The high point for the rockers came when Marty’s sister made a brief cameo appearance. Again, another bright spot for Marty, another tearful moment for the drama-maiden herself, Suzie. “I just miss my family,” she cried to Mig who had a friendly hand stretched out across her thigh.
From there, Kirk and Dave introduced vocal coach, Ron Anderson, to the rockers. It was here that we saw the true vulnerability and self-doubt of the singers in relation to their voices. Point noted – All these rockers can sing. We know that. But, in front of Anderson, we got his opinions on the true possibility of big-time careers for the 10 remaining singers. In short, Brandon has it going on. Deanna, on the other hand, is in trouble!
Then the show moved into the always fun, always entertaining ‘song selection’ section. JD continued to show his strategic ways by playing a Jedi mind trick on Suzie. And, Brandon and Ty duked it out over an acoustic ballad. The rehearsals showed some serious danger zones for Brandon, Mig and Ty.
Largely missing from the entire show was former controversy-queen Tara Sloane. In retrospect, I don’t believe the Canadian had one on-air comment to make.
Alternatively, tonight’s episode could have been called the “Can Jessica Save Herself?” episode. Poor girl. She’s been in the Bottom Three for two straight weeks. And, she is now left wondering, “America doesn’t like me, so it doesn’t matter what song I choose.”
Tomorrow night Jessica will perform ‘Blister in the Sun’. I think Jessica’s sun is about to do more damage than just a simple blister.
Written by Adam Pick. In addition to being a guest writer for Reality TV Magazine, Adam Pick operates the Rock Star Go Home website, which is an interactive reality tv game for fans of Rock Star: INXS.