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Rockstar: Supernova

Posted by Adam on July 11, 2006

Week two of the performance shows just concluded, and the cream of the crop has already risen to the top. With 14 wannabe rockers still alive, only three have a legitimate chance of fronting our made-for-TV rock group, Supernova. Right now I would call soulful crooner Josh the dark horse candidate to come out on top, but if I had to lay money on the table the only two who I would feel comfortable betting on would be Aussie surfer Toby or anti-establishment Torontonian Lukas. These two are the only one who have brought the rock both weeks (even despite Lukas being saddled with Coldplay this week).

Last year’s inagural outing of Rockstar was an entertaining journey, as all the hopefuls had some inkling of the show’s namesake in them. Not all were excellent, but there really wasn’t anyone who seemed out of place. Year two, unfortunately, is an entirely different beast. I think that train wreck best describes this go around.

At least have of the ‘singers’ (and I use that term very loosely for some of the wannabes) seem completely lost on stage, or in some cases don’t even appear to know what rock ‘n’ roll is. The best example being Spanish seductress Zayra, who butchered Evanessence last week and The Kinks this week, by trying to turn them into some sort of almost operatic, Enrique Iglesias mess. When called out by Gilby Clarke after her performance, she admitted to not ever hearing any songs by Motley Crue, Guns ‘n’ Roses, or Metallica, let alone knowing what she was auditioning for. Though while she may be the worst of the dreck, she is not alone. There’s also Ryan Star, who seems to have no energy or aggression at all in his body. Female American Idol also-ran Ryan Starr rocked harder than he does. I just can’t wait til Gilby stops holding back his thoughts and just shits on everyone, and I know its coming, its just a matter of time.

With all that said, I will eagerly tune in each week to watch this train wreck. Its must-see TV, but for all the wrong reasons. There is one part of round two that trumps the inagural edition though. Since Supernova doesn’t have a catalog of their own, the bottom three competitors each week are allowed to perform any song they want. You would think that given free reign, the wannabes would pull out some pretty rocking stuff. You would think that, but evidently last weeks eliminee, Matt, thought that Duran Duran was a kick ass choice. Needless to say he was gone before Supernova’s collective jaw hit the floor, but I’m not going anywhere any time soon.


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