Friday, September 01, 2006
TALKING ROCKSTAR:An interesting week for those involved in RockStar: Supernova. The main issue involves an online press report stating that the winner of the show was predetermined and then naming them (see below). Show co-host Dave Navarro is busiest trying to put out the fire, helped by the fact that the leak comes from a completely crap source (The entirely unreliable World Entertainment News Network). So why bother mentioning it here? Funnily enough - I heard the same rumor about 6 weeks back.
Two other things worth mentioning before getting into Dave's comeback. First of all, the same rumor was circulating last year about Mig. He ended up coming third. But earlier in this season a friend of mine said they were chatting with JD Fortune, who claimed to him then, that he knew he was in before the show started. So who knows what to believe!
Do not read on if you do not want any possible spoilers...
This is the online report circulating: "(Spoiler alert!) Veteran Hollywood gossip columnist Janet Charlton insists she knows who has won reality talent competition Rock Star: Supernova, and has revealed the winner's name on her website. Although the show is live and the winner won't be officially announced until September 13, Charlton claims to have inside information on who will ultimately be named the new lead singer for the band Supernova. (Warning: spoilers after the jump!) The series follows the search for a vocalist to join the new band, formed by Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and one-time Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilbey Clarke. Charlton says the band had the most clout when it came choosing the winner in the competition because they will have to go on the road with them.
She claims contestant Lukas Rossi was selected because band members thought he would be the best fit and, barring any unforeseen events, he will be named the winner in the series finale next month."
Here's what Dave Navarro had to say on the matter:
"Damn there are some funny rumors around regarding the show.
First of all, I don't know who Janet Charlton is, but I do know who she isn't. She aint no Perez Hilton, that's for sure. At least with Perez, you get humor and the rumors are at least based in SOME fact. He leaves it up to the reader to do the dance between the two. As for Janet, she just kind of sees what sticks.
Well, with Rockstar, she doesn't have a clue as to what she is talking about. If she has an inside source... Name it! Come on! I dare you! Name it!
If you don't know what I am talking about... She has claimed that she knows who the winner is. Trust me... Nobody knows until it's over. In fact, if there is one thing I CAN share, it's that Supernova has yet to be on the same page with each other in terms of favorites and they are waiting to see if their ideas line up in the coming weeks based on the remaining performances. Very diplomatic and democratic style.
As for the stuff about Storm being edged out through our comments... That is just stupid. Don't forget that no matter what happens, the band can throw out whoever they want for whatever reason they want. They can also save whoever they want. Hell, they don't even need reasons!
It is true that the public vote shifts the game in a huge way and that Supernova considers the results every week, but there is no reason for a conspiracy! Why would anyone try to conspire something that they ultimately control anyway? Just doesn't make sense.
These guys are busy writing and rehearsing, not to mention that Tommy is still doing Crue stuff on our days off. They don't have time to come up with a "master plan".
The remaining six are all good and tomorrow's elimination is bound to be heart-breaking for some! Each singer has a pretty solid fan base at this point. Tonight is the night, if ever there was one, to VOTE!!! I can't wait to see what kind of shit I get on this blog after the show. Since I am already at the tapings, my game has become reading all of your thoughts after each show airs.
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What happens now for the show? Business as usual obviously...you'll never hear anyone comment about this on the show. But all along I have clamed that Lukas is the most likely winner as his character follows the 'script' of the show and what happened last year.
I still believe the guys will still pick Lukas as the winner - adverse publicity aside. I really don't rate him as a good vocalist at all. In fact I don't really rate any of these singers as people that will have lasting careers, Lukas might just be the best fit for the band. What does it matter anyway - there will only ever be one album and one tour!
What happened this week on the show? It was ok...it was largely entertaining - as it is supposed to be - but nothing amazing as far as vocal performances.
Lukas was pretty horrible...Storm struggled again with a song not tailored for her, but chosen for her by "fans" (idiots)...Toby was probably the best this week and maybe o the last couple of weeks. Although he tends to shout a much (they all shout too much), he was entertaining and his performance last week with Supernova hs been the best of the three originals showcased.
On elimination night Lukas did his thing with Supernova - how utterly predictable that he was chosen tonight...that was a set plan I bet. I remain unimpressed with his voice qualities. It was another dubbed performance for the record...notice how the Supernova performances feature the vocalists holding the mike closer than normal to their mouth? Just in case the venue performance doesn't quite synch up with the over-dubbed studio vocal added before the show airs on TV.
BTW - is it just me, or is the house band drummer far superior to Tommy Lee? In fact, is the house bnd in general bigger ass-kickers than Supernova? I hope Paul Stalney does take them on the road with him.
So Ryan was booted off - no surprise after watching him shout his way through two performances this week. Brooke Burke should introduce the "rockers" each week as the best unsigned "shouters" on the planet. That would be far more accurate.
So - next to go? The script should see Storm or Magni removed...I would have said Toby, but he has kicking it up a notch the last couple of weeks.
Finishing in order: Storm, Magni, Toby, Dilana and winner Lukas. Let's see....2 weeks to go (thank God!)...
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