"Week Three": July 25-27, 2005
Last week, the rockers
got a taste of style, and Neal got a taste of failure.
And JD got more than his fair share of back biting once
his comments went to air. What'll happen this week?
Heather calls Neal the
heart of the group, saying that he will be missed. Ty
also mourns his loss "To see a true rocker go, it's like
anyone can go." Jessica, who was also teetering on
danger's edge, finds it unfair that he's gone.
Meanwhile, we relive JD's comment. Brandon says that
they have to live with it, telling JD that he will not
That night, the phone
rings. It's MiG's phone... It's MiG's girlfriend from
London. "If anything were to happen the Cindy while I
was here, I don't know how I could live with that." Awww...
Next day, next clinic. Today's lesson: stagecraft.
Tim and Jon play a couple of performances from last week. Brandon is in a
musical safe zone, but on stage, he's an animal. Tara watches herself go from
country queen to sex diva. Tim would encourage talking to the audience, as Jon
points out that INXS never rehearsed. JD's advice: not be cocky. Ty's advice: be
more normal. I mean, if you ever saw Ty on stage, you know he's a freak. Not
natural. Ty believes he can show them what they're missing.
Then comes song
selection. JD points out that he's only had knowledge of
that fact that the cabinet was open for half an hour and
that he has no idea what songs are going to be posted.
The songs that JD didn't know about include "We Are The
Champions", "Lola", and "Tempted" (a beautiful song,
Brandon says). JD picks the huge song, "We Are the
Champions". "The whole essence of what we're doing
Jordis gets pulled aside
by JD, who tells her what he told us. She basically says
"Whatever". "On the other hand, to do an upbeat song
would be something out of the box for me," Jordis says.
If you remember, she did Hoobastank last week
Meanwhile, JD practices... and practices.... and
practices... and throws in the towel. To Jordis: "Wanna switch?" She tries to
convince him that he has it. Although he's still got second thoughts ("It might
be slitting my own throat.")
session, and Brandon wails on "Tempted" (Squeeze). I can't believe he doesn't
know the words for it. "It was rough." Paul Murkovich (the house band leader) is
worried that he's not singing melody. HE eventually gets it less nasal, but I
don't think it's enough to bail his butt out of the fire.
Ty sings "Everybody
Hurts" (REM), which is more melody driven than what he's
used to. "I feel like I've got to step up my game. Some
people will take more risks."
Mig tools around with "Lola" (The Kinks) with a
mouth drum. Suzie gets "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder). Jordis gives us "Gimme
Some Lovin'" (Spencer Davis Group) with a call-response. Jessica goes with
"Because the Night" (Patti Smith & Bruce Springsteen). JD... is stuck with "We
Are the Champions" (Queen), but he'll make it work for him. He's determined to.
Unfortunately, the band isn't having it. Paul calls JD's arrangement "awful."
"He doesn't think he can sing it like the original. He could be out this week."
But will he be? Only one
way to find out. It's SHOWTIME!
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