"Week Two": July 18-20, 2005
Last week, 15 wannabe
rockstars came to LA to see if one of them will have
what it takes to lead off INXS. Dana and Will didn't
have what it takes, as they were sent home. Now only 13
remain, as they celebrate their victory. Brandon thinks
that Will didn't have enough edge. JD was shocked to be
called for an encore, while Jordis still awaits hers.
Tara thought it was a relief after the performances to
And why the heck is
Suzie crying all of the time? Was the week THAT hard?
Later, Marty discovers
that there are 13 guitars awaiting from our good friends
as Gibson *BUY*. Each one goes to each rocker. To that,
they jam out on "Sweet Home Alabama." Meanwhile, Suzie
is "Heading Back to Calgary". Even though she's from
The next day, Dave is in
the jam room with a feather boa. Why? To drive home a
point: Image is everything. That's our next clinic, "Peacocking".
"As long as you commit and sell your personal style,
it'll work." With that, Dave reveals a veritable rock
star boutique for our rockers to binge shop. To help, we
have Tim and Ellie Mae, who has been stylist to many a
Ty is at home, while
Suzie is wondering if what she's wearing isn't "too
sexy." Tim tells her that she can never be too sexy, but
she is wondering about spiraling downward into
insecurity. Jordis... doesn't see the point, sticking
with what got her this far. Tim has concerns about the
Daniel Boone ensemble that Brandon chose.
MiG stumbles onto the 13
songs in the billiard room awaiting. Among them, "Walk
This Way," "Hand in My Pocket", and one of my
contemporary favorites, "Somebody Told Me." Daphna lets
it be known that she wants "I Hate Myself for Loving
You." Brandon wants "Sweet Home Alabama". Neal, thinking
that he needs to be more melodic, takes "The One I
Love"... or at least tries it out. Tara thinks that if
she doesn't rock out, she's screwed. JD wants to
encourage Tara to rock out when he knows that she can't,
and this, my friends, is where the metagame comes into
play. She wants "Paranoid." So does Deanna. But she also
wants to step aside and let Tara take it. In the end,
that's what happens. And it proves to be most difficult.
"REM would be very upset with me."
In the studio, JD picks
"Hand In My Pocket" (Alanis Morissette). Not formally
trained, he has trouble getting his point across to the
band. A sampling of the rest of the performances...
MiG: "Walk This Way" (Aerosmith/Run
Tara: "Paranoid" (Black Sabbath)
Deanna: "The One I Love" (REM)
After a night, Deanna
still isn't feeling it. Will it cost her? 24 hours
later, it's showtime...
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