September 14, 2005 11:44 PM by Joe Blackmon
Brooke Burke announces that Marty Casey won the viewer vote for an encore for his original song “Trees.” Dave Navarro adds that there will be a second encore that will be selected by the studio audience. Dave asks the audience to cheer after he announces each rock singer’s name, and J.D. Fortune gets the largest response. After thanking the audience, J.D. asks if they would rather hear “Money” or “Pretty Vegas.” The audience cheers for his original song “Pretty Vegas,” and J.D. adds a new twist to the song by performing an acoustic version.
Before Marty Casey performs an encore of his original song “Trees,” he smashes a guitar to the delight of the cheering studio audience. After Marty finishes, Brooke asks the rock singers to raise their hand if they think they are safe. No one raises their hand. Brooke first reveals the early voting results and then calls out the bottom three vote-getters one by one. Suzie is the first in the bottom three, and she performs “Suicide Blonde.” J.D. is the second in the bottom three, and he performs “By My Side.” MiG rounds out the final three, and he performs “What You Need.”
J.D. has the strongest peformance, but MiG also does an admirable job during his first visit to the bottom three. Suzie has the worst performance of the three. Even if Suzie would have had an incredible performance, it’s unlikely that it would have changed the outcome. INXS already had their minds made up based on Suzie’s frequent trips to the bottom three and her struggles during a recent interview with the band. However, before telling Suzie that she’s just not right for their band, INXS has some cruel fun with J.D. by calling his name out first and pausing before telling him that they will see him in the finale next week. Suzie gives a classy and heartwarming thank you speech after her elimination and wishes the remaining three well. Next Tuesday at 10P.M. ET on CBS, INXS will select either MiG Ayesa, Marty Casey, or J.D. Fortune to become the new lead singer of their band.