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Rockstar: INXS


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#1 of 234 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 11 2005 - 03:35 PM

There's something about Ty's personality that didn't work for me, but at times, he's electrifying on stage, but I wasn't all that impressed with his phrasing on his song.

Brandon was good, definitely a larger than life presence.

JD was just a horny guy on stage. I LOL'd at his "oh no he did not just do that" moves.

Will's voice is too weak, but women do like him, reminded me of Chris O'Donnell.

Jordis might be too young to do the job.

Heather was too funky, can't see her fronting this band.

Suzie's voice wasn't that special for someone who forgot the lyrics.

Dana was a mess vocally.

Daphna was a little too weird to be fronting this band.

Mig wasn't that impressive.

Neal was a little spooky channelling Mick Jagger.

Deanna has a strong voice, but will it mesh with INXS's sound?

Jessica was okay, probably relied a little too much on her lack of wardrobe.

Tara's voice was too low to listen to easily for rock songs.

Marty's performance bordered on rock star karaoke.

I'll keep tuning in for the energy of the performance, should be fun to watch.
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#2 of 234 todd stone

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Posted July 12 2005 - 01:07 AM

did I miss something? Is this a T.V. show? If so when is it on?
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#3 of 234 chuck_b

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Posted July 12 2005 - 01:07 AM

Did I miss something or did they give them one hour notice to then play and perform a dozen different songs with rearranged verses and custom endings? Did they also pick their own song choice or from a list? Seems like some editing behind the scenes.
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#4 of 234 Michael Napier

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Posted July 12 2005 - 02:07 AM

Does anyone suppose there is any chance that CBS will be posting the performance videos online for viewing later? I would like to see some of them again.

I fear that they might not want to pay for the rights to do that.
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Posted July 12 2005 - 02:12 AM

Not good news...

CBS 'ROCK STAR' OFF TO LACKLUSTER START, FINISHING 4TH IN TIME SLOT WITH 4.2 RATING 6 SHARE.
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#6 of 234 Dave Gilbert

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Posted July 12 2005 - 04:45 AM

It took me a few minutes to place the face, but I recognized Tara as the singer for the (now-defunct) Toronto-based band Joydrop.

#7 of 234 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 12 2005 - 05:11 AM

This show is slotted in the 9 p.m. EST Monday night timeslot on CBS. I just happened to have it be recorded by my ReplayTV.

But, the energy level of the performances is what makes the show watchable for me.
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#8 of 234 Aaron Silverman

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Posted July 12 2005 - 05:19 AM

These singers sure beat the hell out of the "American Idol" crowd -- way more personality (and in most cases, better vocal talent, too).
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#9 of 234 AnthonyC

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Posted July 12 2005 - 06:39 AM

It was pretty good. You could definitely tell it was an MB production with the "drama" about the guy's naturally raspy vocal chords. The girl that got out deserved it.

#10 of 234 Ivan Lindenfeld

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Posted July 12 2005 - 09:17 AM

It was watchable because of some of the performances, but damn! that elephant in the room was annoying.
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Posted July 12 2005 - 10:17 AM

Must be a pretty small elephant since I didn't see it.

In other words, What are you refering to?
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#12 of 234 Ron Mon

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Posted July 12 2005 - 12:17 PM

The elephant in the room is the former lead singer (Michael Hutchence?) who committed suicide in the late 90's. No mention of this on the show.

#13 of 234 Aaron Silverman

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Posted July 12 2005 - 12:32 PM

My sister and I discussed it plenty when we talked about the show. Posted Image

I think it's been long enough that they can put that behind them.
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#14 of 234 Thi Them

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Posted July 12 2005 - 12:36 PM

The lead singer's death was mentioned at the beginning of the show.

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#15 of 234 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 12 2005 - 01:26 PM

BTW, there are episodes on Tuesday and Wednesday nights as well (tonight's episode is on after Big Brother at 10 p.m. EST), but the other episodes appear to be either 30 minutes long, or maybe an hour).
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Posted July 12 2005 - 01:54 PM

It has certainly been long enough after the lead singers death. The world must go on. The rest of the band has to make a living.

I will give the show a few more episodes to see if I'll keep watching. Right now I am on the fence.

I am real glad that this show is giving rock music a chance. Hopefully it will get the same type of coverage american idol gave "pop" music.
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#17 of 234 Patrick Sun

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Posted July 12 2005 - 03:02 PM

Heather - pretty good, locked in on the song well.

Marty - reminds me of Jim Caviezel, but brought good vocals and energy.

Daphna - got a little raspy in her upper register, but she's interesting to watch as she works the stage.

Suzie - vocally thin at times, okay, but doesn't have a chance of winning.

Jordis - liked her performance, her vocals, the whole package (well, maybe not the dreds).

Brandon - owns the stage once again, good vocals, not great.

Mig - wasn't as impressed by his performance as INXS was.

Deanna - this lady is at the head of the pack, she's good good stage presence and a huge voice. Not sure if she's got enough charisma, though.

Will - sucked, and still has a hard time not playing to the ladies up front.

Jessica - got too loose in her upper registers, still playing up the sex card, average in this bunch.

Tara - way too country, way too safe for this competition.

Neal - still channelling Mick Jagger, but has a typical rock voice, but manic enough to be entertaining.

Ty - another powerhouse performance.

JD - redeemed himself rather well, took it up a notch with a new arrangement of his song.

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Early rankings from me (very good/good/not good enough):

Very good:
Deanna
Jordis
Ty
Brandon

Good:
Marty
Heather
Daphna
JD
Neal
Mig

Not good enough:
Jessica
Tara
Suzie
Will
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#18 of 234 NolanJ

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Posted July 12 2005 - 03:53 PM

I think I love Jordis too.

#19 of 234 AnthonyC

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Posted July 12 2005 - 05:16 PM

Just curious: how does the elephant represent Hutchence?

#20 of 234 Thi Them

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Posted July 12 2005 - 06:02 PM

They need to cut down on the reaction shots.

Too early at this point for me to name my favorites. I don't even know their names yet.

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