[quote=“Truant”]yeah I think INXS have missed the boat on this one.
There were legendary in their time (like them or not) and Michael was more of a component then they give him credit for. Michael was INXS.
I think they would have been better off reforming as another band and moving on. I think using reality TV to try and get back into the scene is a bit cheesy and a sell out. I am really not sure how serious they are about wanting a lead singer in reality, or if it’s all a sham to sell the process of selecting one like this to make a few bucks.
what will be next? Rock Star: Queen? Some bands just die when the singer does.[/quote]
I, for one, would love to see Queen restored. Watching 4 months of singers of the calibre INXS is auditioning, trying to spring the vocal gymnastics of Freddie Mercury would be delightful. As Truant noted in the OP, these candidates have talent. It is far more interesting to viddy than that Simon Cowell dreck.
And using this format as the audition is brilliant. As one who has been on a few auditions, I can absolutely gauranfargintee you that I would totally dig this “format” if it were in my former field.
While some of the feedback given is inane at times, some of it is incredibly helpful to “the rockers”. Feedback from someone whom has achieved the success of INXS is invaluable to these guys. And the workshops they get to participate in each week is worth its weight in gold.
And I agree with Navarro et al when they say this house band rocks. Layla was magnificent. But so are all the songs. That said, when Marty unplugged this week, he really nailed it. I guess they are all gonna go archipelagio next week.
What a trip down memory lane Wednesday and Thursdays have become.
As good as Jordis, JD and Deanna are (all Canucks you’ll note), the nod is going to Mig. He’s an Aussie, he’s got the “look” that seems to match the INXS fading-rockstar-using-fashion-to-sell-sex-appeal thing. And he does rock hard enough. Marty would be my choice, but it’s going to Mig. Ty has the pipes but he’s too musical theatre and I am soooooooo glad they finally got rid of Brandon. I was really getting sick of all his “good ole boy” woohoooing. The chick from Chi-town is next.
I really hope Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Entwhistle do pick up the ball and look for the next Freddie. That would be sooooo sweet. And I’d totally go to a Queen show if it came anywhere close to Taiwan. It’d be my 4th.
That reminds me…
EDIT: For Season 3 they are just gonna put a bottle of vodka on the stage and have auditions to replace Warren Zevon.
Hey, WZ is my all time fav songwright. He’d appreciate the blackness of my humour, if not it’s spelling.