I recently came across a comment I left on my own blog a couple of months ago, in which I said that I didn’t have any interest in the band, INXS, and so wouldn’t bother with the TV show.
I should have been covering this show as closely as I ever cover AMERICAN IDOL. It’s a more mature and entertaining AI. I hope the appearance of a full hour episode last night means that the ratings are starting to pick up, and that the network is giving them more time as needed. In the meantime, I’ll continue to watch the Sunday night episode on VH1 in lieu of the Monday night CBS episode.
Jordis learned an important lesson last night: It’s better to suck than to be mediocre. When your performance is a complete train wreck — as her rendition of Aerosmith’s “Dream On” was on Tuesday night — you’re more likely to get extra support from your fans to carry you through. She needs to be careful, though. One mediocre performance this coming week, and it’ll be easy on INXS to drop her, even given her outstanding past performances.
It would seem that Mig, J.D., and Marty are going to be your Final Three. While I think Marty is still the one to beat, I could give plenty of wiggle room for the other two to win it all. Ty will be out fourth, most likely, right after Suzie and Jordis.
The remaining contestants are all great singers and performers, though. None of them are bad. I wish I could ever say the same about the top 6 on American Idol. The big question now is, “Who is right for their band, INXS?” It’s an awful catch phrase that I can’t help but repeat maniacally all day long.
“Hey, Augie, can I join you for lunch?” “I’m sorry, but you’re just not right for our band, INXS.”
“Augie, I have five more minutes of work to do before I leave. Wait for me?” “I’m sorry, but you’re just not right for our band, INXS. Now come over here and give us a proper good-bye.”
It’s a fun game to play.
Don’t forget to check out video of all the performances at rockstar.msn.com.