Round of 5
Last time, six bands took to
the stage, but one of them was not Cliff Wagner & the Old #7. Tonight,
five bands will take the same stage to the tunes of Rod Stewart... but
one of them will not be "sexy" enough to even get to sing.
Quick reminder: a band's
performance order doesn't mean anything in regards to who got the most
votes. If they play first, it doesn't necessarily mean they came in
first. And speaking of firsts, time to see who's first to the stage...
... Dot Dot Dot! Their
influences were the Beatles, the Eagles, Genesis, and Motley Crue. And
Rose's father. They lead off the show tonight with "Young Turks". Johnny
knew they were going to do that song. This was their song from go, the
best performance. Sheila says that they come back with lots of energy.
She needs Adam to come with his vocal. "It's got to be a pocket. The
energy's there, but there's a level. You guys need to concentrate on the
tempos." Dicko calls the song a call to arms and a story, but the band
didn't tell the story. And as for the dual keyboards: "It doesn't seem
to be worth the labor." They did work on what the judges told them
Next up... Denver & the Mile
High Orchestra! Inspirations for Denver's orchestra: his father, a
conductor. Trombonist Justin was a music director for his church. Denver
likes Huey Lewis & The News. DMHO go into "Baby Jane" tonight. John says
Denver pushes his performance a lot, and that it was great to hear the
guitar player finally. "You really owned that performance." Sheila: "I
love you guys so much! Real musicians, a real band. I'm so happy every
time you guys make it another week." Is it difficult to pick a perfect
song? "It's difficult every single week to try to make it your own."
Dicko loved it... to a point. Right tone, right energy, but they've got
to meet the new fans halfway. "As a result, the chorus was thrown away.
If at 62 Rod the Mod is too sexy for Denver, you're not going to enjoy
Pussycat Dolls night next week."
Who's up in the middle this
week? Up the gut is... Sixwire! Andy likes Glen Campbell, the others,
Eagles and Boston. They deliver a fan favorite... "Hot Legs". John
called it muscular. "I can't do bass solo, dude." Sheila saw fire. Each
of them were feature, but again, the bass solo was kinda weird. Dicko
said that they're fun when they let their head down. He says that the
bass solo is illegal in some states. "Whenever you platy, it's like a
musical masterclass, and here's recess."
We're down to three bands...
The one that will join the round of five next is... The Clark Brothers!
They're all influenced by bluegrass and gospel. Ashley first heard the
Beatles at 16. They go with the obvious choice, "You're In My Heart."
John was moved by that choice, hearing an emotional attachment. "A song
like that will make guys hate you and women love you." Sheila... is
crying. She's speechless. "It's overwhelming, and this is what my life
is about, and I thank you." Dicko calls it fabulous, albeit not as
sing-along as the original. "You brought something magical. I want you
guys to improve so much." A real quick "what we say"... Give them the
deal right now.
And the crowd is going crazy
for Light of Doom right now. It's either going to be them or Tres Bien!.
Last week, Light of Doom was sensitive. Tres Bien's judgment: Michael
was the strongest front man in the competition. Michael: "That's not
true, I can only bench press about 90 pounds."
The last band... to
perform... and close the show.... tonight.... is..... LIGHT OF DOOM? Wha?!
Dicko says that Tres Bien
has the fortitude to learn a lot from this and get a deal on their own.
John tells them to just run with it, get in a van, and play crappy clubs
all over America.
Back to the Light, who were
influenced by John Entwisle from the Who, Bootsy Collins, Iron Maiden,
Tommy Lee, and Eddie Van Halen. They thrash the stage to close with
"Infatuation." John says that they've been reaching out to more fans
every week, and praises them for getting their vocal act together.
Sheila agrees on the vocals. Dicko thought that this song was easier for
this band. "A good song for you."
So to recap...
Headliners: Dot Dot Dot, the
Opening Acts: Denver & the Mile High
Tending Bar: Light of Doom
The four best undiscovered
bands in America.... and Light of Doom. One of these bands will NOT play
next week. What did your votes do? We'll find out next time.