Of the celebs on Duets, Lucy was pretty good, Alfonso was good and Jai was very good. Of course, we should expect that. According to some simple research I did, Lucy has been singing since she was little and was training to be an opera singer and Jai was on Broadway in Rent (as Angel).
Alfonso is the only surprise for me. Lea was also okay, but she was sharp in spots.
Carly was flat, Cheech was bad, Chris was just this side of gawd-awful and Hal was so-so.
After only one round, I think Carly is going to get sent packing.
Is it just me or is Little Richard just a little odd?
Rock Star: Supernova, week 9
So now we've got six people left: Dilana, Lukas, Magni, Ryan, Storm, Toby. We see some footage of the contrived drama left over from last week. I stuck with Celebrity Duets because I just want to see the singing on Rock Star.
Rock Star is becoming more and more American Idolish with the long intros and filler. I wish they'd just start singing.
This week, the fans are picking the songs for the contestants. First up is Lukas with more Nirvana. Why do they have so much Nirvana on this show!?!?! It's actually a good song for him because he doesn't have to open his mouth to sing it. Kurt Cobain was kind of mush-mouthed himself and that's good for Lukas. The performance is very good, and considering that I don't like Lukas and I hate that song, it should guarantee him sticking around.
Next up is Magni with "I Alone". I can't understand why he's been in the bottom 3 these past two weeks. I liked the performance. Vocally, he's spot on and Tommy must like it, too, because he's playing the air drums. If this show were left up to me, I would declare Magni the winner today because I think he's the whole package in terms of a lead singer.
Ryan gets to go third with "Clocks". I'm not a Ryan fan and this performance didn't do anything for me. I thought he was shouting in places and the crawling all over the piano was kind of strange.
Storm is fourth with "Bring Me to Life". I don't know that this is the right song for her. At least she can blame song choice on someone else (speicifically the voting public). Getting Toby to sing with her was a good choice. It's not as bad as I thought she was going to be and it was much better than Gilby said it was.
In the five spot we have Toby who takes a bad song and turns it into a good performance. The vocals were okay, but he did a good job on the stage. I think he's also going to get a little bit of a boost from helping Storm out.
Wrapping up the show is Dilana who they have been saving, probably as a result of all the drama. Her fan-picked song is "Mother, Mother". I think she's pretty good, even though I don't really like the song. She also startedout with a singing voice that wasn't her usual deep, raspy voice, although she started shouting later.
I think it's telling that no one was outright bad this week, even if I didn't care for Ryan (the band did, though). I think any of these people could win, although I think Toby and Ryan are on the outside looking in.
For me, the bottom 3, should be Lukas, Ryan, Toby, but I think Magni will probably end up there again.
We find out the preliminary bottom is Lukas, Ryan and Storm. Storm was pretty good, but my wife thinks she's going home.
On the split screen, I was mildly surprised to see Chris Jericho get sent packing ahead of Carly Patterson, but I'm sure next week will be her time.
High Lord. Out.