September 07, 2005 11:04 PM by Joe Blackmon
Brooke Burke asks the rock singers who they think the viewers selected for the encore. Both J.D. Fortune and Marty Casey raise their hands, and Brooke reveals that it did come down to those two, but J.D. won out in the end. Dave Navarro interrupts to say that there will be two encores. The first encore is all the rock singers, INXS, and even Dave singing the new INXS song “Us.” The second encore is J.D. Fortune singing his original song “Pretty Vegas.”
Brooke announces the results of the early voting which had Jordis, MiG, and J.D. in the bottom three, but the final voting results put Jordis, Suzie, and J.D. in the bottom three. Jordis performs “Need You Tonight,” Suzie performs “Never Tear Us Apart,” and J.D. performs “Mystify.”
If you has asked us three weeks ago who would be the last woman standing on Rock Star INXS, we would have said Jordis Unga without a doubt. Three weeks ago, Jordis Unga lit up the stage with a show-stealing performance of “Knocking On Heaven’s Door.” The performance inspired Dave Navarro to say “It is such an honor to be a member of this planet that gets to watch a star being born.” However, Jordis has had one of the fastest falls in the history of musical singing competitions.
The first hint of trouble came two weeks ago, when Jordis butchered a performance of “Dream On.” At first, we thought it was just a rare off night, and she seemed to rebound to a degree the next week. However, this week, Jordis might as well have been holding up a sign saying “Please, please, kick me off the show.”
Whether Jordis just decided that she wanted a solo career or she suddenly got an unbelievable case of stage fright, something happened that led Jordis Unga to completely self-destruct. She couldn’t handle the pressure of a photo shoot, which she had to know would send up a red flag for INXS. She was uninspiring singing “We Are The Champions” and “Try Not” during the performance show. And she came across as bored singing “Need You Tonight” during the elimination show.
When INXS asked her if she felt like she was the right person for their band, the best reply Jordis could muster was “I hope so. I want to stay.” It was no surprise that INXS wound up telling Jordis that “you’re just not right for out band.”