September 18, 2005 11:02 PM by Joe Blackmon
After the elimination show, Marty Casey expresses his surprise that Suzie McNeil got eliminated. Evidently, Marty was expecting MiG Ayesa to go home. The fact that MiG is still around has Marty worried that he might be saving it all for the end. Dave Navarro shows up at the mansion in order to work in some obvious plugs for sponsors. Dave pulls off a rare triple play telling J.D., Marty, & MiG that they will be driving in their new HONDA Civis (with navigation systems) to the GIBSON Showroom to collaborate with Andrew Farris on a song that they can listen to on their DELL DJ Ditty.
Marty and MiG are careful to prepare in advance for the writing session, while J.D. Fortune insists that “rock n’ roll shouldn’t be too over thought.” After extensive close-ups of the rock singers driving in their new HONDAS, they each have a turn collaborating with Andrew Farris.
Marty comes in with a chorus already prepared that Andrew Farris thinks is right on track. Andrew is impressed by how well prepared Marty is and by the type of lyrics that he is able to put together.
MiG also impresses Andrew with how much time he has put into the lyrics. However, Andrew is concerned that MiG seems to always take the sweet road in the melodies and harmonies instead of exploring the dark side in a song. On a related note, an Australian newspaper has uncovered that MiG Ayesa performed as Wags The Dog with The Wiggles back in 1999, which could explain his tendency to lean toward the happy side in his lyrics.
J.D. comes in with only a couple verses written, and then asks Andrew if he has any lyric ideas. Andrew is surprised that J.D. doesn’t have more lyrics written. However, by being unprepared, J.D. also demonstrates to Andrew how he thinks very quickly and how he thinks outside the box. In the end, Andrew is very impressed by what he and J.D. are able to put together, but Andrew also thinks J.D. needs more of Marty’s discipline.
For the Rock Star: INXS finale, the rock singers are told that they can pick any song from the entire season’s catalog. J.D. selects “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” Marty selects “Wish You Were Here,” and MiG selects “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The Rock Star: INXS finale airs on Tuesday, September 20, 2006 at 10P.M. ET on CBS.