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Rock Star: Supernova: Only the Strong Have Survived

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As predicted, “Rock Star: Supernova” contestants Zayra and Patrice have met their doom after bringing very little to the table in previous shows. While it is still a mystery how so many unfit rockers made it so close to fronting a band of Supernova’s magnitude, it now appears as though six strong contenders are left vying for the gig. Unlike many of these types of competitions, it appears that Supernova has precisely weeded out all of the lesser talent, with no undeserving contestants making their way to the final rounds.

Despite the expectations of a strong week, this week’s “Rock Star” shows started off with a whimper, as Patrice kicked things off with a decisively non-rocking original song. Dave Navarro again brought out the “start a solo career” blast—this time in reference to Patrice—both times Navarro’s words have seemed all to fitting. On Wednesday’s show, Patrice again fell into the bottom three. This time, the writing on the wall couldn’t have been any bolder, and Patrice was sent home.

All was not bad in the “original song” department, however. Ryan, the second to perform an original song on Tuesday’s show, hit a homerun with his homebrewed rock. With “Back of Your Car,” Ryan showed that his voice can be a real rock instrument. Ryan’s original was so well done that it actually outshined all of Supernova’s own original material, as well as much of the fluffy song selection witnessed to this point. Ryan has now delivered the two of the three greatest performances of the season (search Magni’s acoustic version of “Dolphins Cry” and Ryan’s rendition of “Losing My Religion” for the other two). “Rock Star: Supernova” might have a new frontrunner.

Ryan, though, has apparently taken on another battle, as Wednesday’s show began by spotlighting his new feud with Dilana. Dilana was put on the spot by Navarro, who wanted to get to the bottom of the beef. During some down time at the house, Dilana contended that she’s had the fans since day one and later told Ryan that she’d shoot herself before sharing duties with Ryan while fronting Supernova. Ryan mostly kept his cool, but it isn’t the first argument he’s had with a female contestant, either. In the end, Navarro questioned Dilana for not only being abrasive, but also for throwing her fans under the bus (it was her fan who suggested she share duties with Ryan in the first place). There’s nothing like a little rock star dramatics to spice things up.

Later in Wednesday’s show, the contestants got their first taste of media pressure, and Dilana again was critical of another contestant. Lukas, this time, drew Dilana’s ire, apparently for not being as “real” as Dilana claims to be. Hmmm, Ryan and Lukas…could it be that Dilana, the show darling, is a little intimidated by Ryan, the newly labeled “Darkhorse” of the competition, and Lukas, who dodges the bottom three just as adroitly as Dilana?

Disappointingly, the rest of the week wasn’t quite as dramatic, with a lot of so-so performances from contestants who have proven they can do better. Storm’s “Crying,” by Aerosmith, Toby’s performance with full Supernova backing, Magni’s “Fire,” by Jimi Hendrix, and Toby’s “Plush,” by Stone Temple Pilots, all should have been much more inspired than the blasé recitals that they became. In an attempt to liven things up for next week’s show, fans can vote, via internet, on the songs they want the contestants to sing during next week’s show. Unfortunately, rather than new material, each rocker only has four available songs to chose from—three of the four would be encores of songs they’ve already done, and the other is a “wildcard” already performed by another contestant. How about some variety for a change? This rather lame ploy, combined with the lack of suggested guest appearances (Rob Zombie, for instance), might keep the show from reaching its potential, but “Rock Star” can at least rely on the legitimate talent of the remaining contestants from now on.

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1. brandon writes:

lukas is the only canadian all of canada will vote for him and he is the top 3 most loved rocker and he has the most talent (magni) lukas will win and supernova will be a real rock band (they wouldnt be huge with a female singin look at other bands)

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2. Patricia St.Clare writes:

I am rooting for Dilana. Yes, okay I'm a former South African but Dilana has miles of talent, is a true rocker and for myself (having grown up in the same country under very different circumstances ) - I have absolute respect and admiration for her guts and passion and her journey is simply astounding. You are all amazing but Dilana - take care skattie and journey well. You are a star no matter what.

# Aug 24, 2006 @ 6:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. franca writes:

I agree with Brandon. Lukas rocks! Toby rocks too! But whenever both rockers perform, Lukas is the one who always makes a statement. He stands out from the others. But am wondering though, can Supernova be good enough for Lukas? Hey, here in my home in Aussieland, we love Gilby. He is awsome!!!!!

# Aug 24, 2006 @ 6:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Seabrook writes:

what was up with Patrice's nose bleeding?

# Aug 24, 2006 @ 10:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. mom of five writes:

I'm not a huge rock fan but have been really enjoying watching Supernova. I have loved every one of Storm's performances and think she would be awesome as the lead for Supernova...might even make me a "rock convert" from the country girl I am!

# Aug 25, 2006 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Raw writes:

I have no idea about the nosebleed thing--did that really happen?

Right now I'd say that Storm and Toby will be the next to go. Storm just hasn't matched her early season vocals, and despite Supernova's decent praise for "Crying," it wasn't very strong. She's very good when she's on, but that hasn't been the case the last two weeks.

# Aug 26, 2006 @ 7:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. shaun writes:

that this topic would be discussed on a metal website just f***ing blows me away . this show is represents nothing metal and these people look like their auditioning for f***ing hair spray or commercial. come on newsted i thought u had more dignity than this

# Aug 27, 2006 @ 3:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. shaun writes:

that this topic is being discussed on is what to be considered a metal website just f***ing blows me away. this show represents nothing metal whatsoever. thses people look like they are auditioning for a hair spray or hot topic commercial. and jason what the f*** happened to your dignity?

# Aug 27, 2006 @ 4:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. noxema should sponser black metal writes:

I think they should kick them all off and have that william hung guy from american idol sing

# Sep 1, 2006 @ 12:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. angels3 writes:

Metal site or not, the show is worth talking about. Lukas has my vote all the way. He's got raw talent, he looks unbelievable, he is respectful and he has brought it to the stage every week. Supernova would be LUCKY to have him.

# Sep 2, 2006 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. lorlor writes:

Lukas or Dilana will win. Maybe Toby. Any of them have a chance I say. Although, I don't think this band will ever amount to much after the show -- no matter who they select. I just watch it for entertainment.

# Sep 10, 2006 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Metal as Fuck. writes:

Jason Newsted's haircut sucks. It seems all those f***ers are watered down. It sucks all this cheeseball sh** is the only thing they put on T.V.

Read a book or learn to play an instrument.

# Sep 12, 2006 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. adele writes:

Lukas all da way bro hes da bomb

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