This was Dilana’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. She couldn’t look like any bigger an arse if she tried. She could have worn a t-shirt that said “I’m With Stupid” and a magic arrow that pointed to whichever rocker she was sitting closest to, and she’d still not look any worse than she did last night. She apologized and said most of the right things on air, but does she truly mean any of them? I guess only time will tell. In the meantime, she’s been knocked down a notch or two.
Or maybe these are all symptons of her skull’s seven fractures finally catching up with her?
Toby got to sing with Supernova this week, and it was a catchy little ditty. He seemed comfortable in front of the band.
Four rockers made the bottom three over the course of the night, including Toby, Patrice, Storm, and Magni.
Magni was the first to be called up. This was the second week in a row for Iceland’s favorite son. Maybe the audience is seeing what Dilana wants them to see — that he wants to be with his family and can’t seriously want to be in this band. (Ouch) In any case, he saved himself quickly with Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire,” in as bold and brave a performance as any we’ve seen on that stage this season. To Dilana’s point, though, it wouldn’t have been anything without that House Band. They carried much of the song. Still, Magni played the guitar for a reason and really strutted his way around that stage. Good stuff.
We don’t ever hear a comment from the band after these elimination performances, but Tommy Lee snuck in a “That’s ridiculous” comment at the song’s conclusion. They loved it.
(Tommy Lee offered up a two word review of someone’s performance on Tuesday night before melodramatically dropping the mic on the floor. Nobody in the room that night and nobody watching it at home to this day know if it was a positive or negative comment.)
Constant commercials from CBS let us know that they’re pinning their hopes on their upcoming THE CLASS sit-com, which is debuting this fall. They aren’t giving us a date yet, though, for this network-saving feature. Weird.
Patricia stepped up for her weekly elimination show performance. She’s really quite the regular on the Wednesday night shows, and that’s something the band is noticing. She did The Pretenders’ “Middle of the Road,” proving once again that she’s not right for the band.
Oddly enough, at the end of the song you could see she cut her upper lip. She didn’t realize it, but Magni pointed it out as soon as she stepped next to him at the side of the stage after her performance. Ever the gentlemen, he offered his red shirt sleeve to her to wipe it off with. It’s either gentlemanly or suicidal, depending on Patrice’s life choices. ;-)
Toby rounded out the bottom three. And we all knew right then and there that Patrice was toast. He just played with the band. He was obviously safe. He did Stone Temple Pilot’s “Plush” and did it strongly.
Thus, Patrice was dropped quickly and without any doubt. Next week, it’s viewer’s choice for song selections. As I recall, that didn’t turn out too badly last year. We’ll see how it goes this year, though.
There are only three weeks left and five rockers to eliminate. You want three rockers for the final week, so they need to get rid of three of them in the next two weeks. Doing the math — another double elimination is coming up! I think we didn’t get it last night because the band doesn’t want to let go of Magni or Toby just yet. If Storm had been in the bottom three, perhaps things would have been different.