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Rock Star: Supernova's Zarya Gets The Axe While Magni and Storm Fail To Impress

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After a wealth of strong performances and several strong contenders emerging from last week’s shows, “Rock Star: Supernova” appeared to be hitting full stride. With this week’s shows, however, the eight remaining contestants have fallen down a notch, reverting to the kind of karaoke-night singing that burdened so many of the previous episodes.

Tuesday’s show began with Zayra putting Spanish lyrics to an original Supernova tune, with decent results. Zayra, however, clearly has never been Supernova material, and Navarro’s previous advice, for her to start immediately on a solo career, should be taken by Zayra as meaning “start a solo career in Spanish,” as she is clearly more comfortable singing in her native tongue. Following Zayra were three consecutive poor performances, delivered, surprisingly, by some of the better vocalists of the remaining contenders. Magni lost the worldwide audience’s admiration with a boring rendition of David Bowie’s “Star Man,” Patrice was criticized across the board for her rather pathetic attempt at the Police’s “Message in a Bottle,” and Storm delivered an absolute abomination with her version of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” Navarro’s reaction to Storm’s performance: “I hated that.”

While Patrice’s poor performances are to be expected, Magni and Storm were shockingly bad (Magni not so much for his vocals, but for his complete lack of energy). The best performance of the night might have been Toby’s rendition of “Solsbury Hill,” which he performed alongside Gilby Clarke. Toby was followed by respectable performances by Ryan, who sang the genre-transcending “In the Air Tonight,” and the ever-popular Dilana, who belted out a raspy-voiced version of “Cat’s in the Cradle.”

Wednesday’s show featured a new twist, with Dilana being chosen to sing alongside the entire Supernova lineup—a first for the program. She beat out all other contestants in studio rehearsals, though Lukas and Magni both appeared better suited to handle the song. That being said, Dilana managed to make herself at home with Supernova , solidifying her number-one status.

When it came time for the announcement of the bottom three, Magni surprisingly found himself in a do-or-die situation for the first time. Alongside the listless Patrice and Zayra, the Icelander crushed the Supernova members and audience alike with his take on Radiohead’s “Creep.” This might have been the best performance of the season, moving Dilana to tears and earning high praise from the band members. Clarke noted that Magni was not even close to going home. Later, Tommy Lee dropped the hatchet on Zarya, which was long overdue. Patrice should follow next week.

With a rather weak week, “Rock Star: Supernova” needs a strong showing in the next couple episodes. The song selection continues to lack a much needed hard edge, which should be a required angle for rocking with Supernova. Supernova continues to hint at a classic rock sound that remains classy, though not very risky. It’s clear that Supernova won’t be threatening the “Slayers” of the music scene, but hopefully these guys will want to include some metallic trimmings, eventually.

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1. psythe writes:

lol, no way - Supernova should keep on with all this easy-rock stuff, wait till they've signed the winner and then go death metal on their arse. hahah, see how they handle it. That'd make the entire thing worthwhile, lol.

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2. suzanne writes:

everyone says the band would never pick a girl for the band..but i say dilana has the biggest balls of them all...

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3. linda writes:

Glad to see z go. Should have been week 1. She sucks in all languages.

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4. fried chickenn... writes:

hell yeahh man dilana is the best, i hope she wins....

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5. Metch Kissick writes:

Dalana was not in the botton three last night yet when they selected Lucas they said they chose him rightfully so because he had the most votes. That was not true. Would a band ever chose a woman? I think it is deceiving and I won't watch again.

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6. Spirit of the elder gods writes:

Dilana is f***ing hot and psythe yes they shud have em jamming with nile or behemoth lol really test out there vocal range.

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