Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Rock Star: Supernova Week VII

After missing last week when Jill and Josh both got the boot (who cares?), another pretender was separated from the contenders when Zayra was mercifully shown the door this week. She's got balls, I'll give her that, but this is 2006, not 1996, and the band is Supernova, not Veruca Salt or some other one-or-two-album alternative act that the critics loved but music buyers soon forgot. Her Latin Alanis Morrissette routine was wearing more than a little thin, and she really needs to do something with those bangs.

Without the look, she's a Sass Jordan clone, but I thought Delana was great in front of the whole group doing one of their originals tonight. It left me wanting more, which is always a good sign. Patrice's performance of "Message in a Bottle" on Tuesday was long on the vocal pyrotechnics and short on the urgency, but she totally kicked on "Celebrity Skin" tonight. This girl is greatness. She won't win, and I take back my suggestion that the band should put her on second guitar and background vox like I proposed earlier, but I am a huge fan. As far as Magni goes, to say that Radiohead's "Creep" is our generation's "Satisfaction"? Speak for yourself, man. This guy is too much Bono and not enough Steven Tyler for Supernova. I love Storm and think she's got an outside shot at it. Ryan needs to turn down the tortured soul act. Where's the fun, guy? Lukas needs to be put into the bottom three pronto to bring him down a notch, and Patrice tonight made his version of Hole from a few weeks back look like the half-assed job it was.

By the way, what's with the repeated tunes? There must be some copyright thing going on there because of all the songs out there, we've heard "Creep" and "Celebrity Skin" twice now.

To summarize, I'm going to do a little word association as I offer up the one factor for each contestant that I think is going to work against them as we move into the home stretch.

Dilana: Range
Lukas: Immaturity
Toby: Lack of self-assuredness
Magni: Michael Stipe
Patrice: Consistency
Ryan: Solemnity
Storm: Dilana


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