Rock Star: Supernova: Week 10 Performances
Dilana's singing of Behind Blue Eyes makes me nostalgic for the Fred Durst cover version and that ain't good. I know she ripped a calf muscle and I feel for her but her mini rant and her solo song reveal that while she's talented and intense she's just a bit too troubled for Supernova. I imagine Supernova as a bit more lighthearted. Therapy and chamomile tea with honey might do the tiny terror a world of good. That me-against-the-world act gets tiresome especially on a woman who should be a bit more seasoned.
Magni covers Back in the U.S.S.R. It's back in the Zzzzs for me. He just can't seem to pep up. Even the outfit is standadd barware. His original song is pretty derivative too. He's good looking, he's a good singer, why isn't he sexy? Charisma is often indefinable but I know it when I don't see it.
When Dave finds out Storm will be covering Suffragette City he volunteers to play. Now I'm not sure if that's a fair advantage but it's always a pleasure to watch Dave Navarro play guitar and Storm works well with him. It's entirely possible to interact provocatively with a guitar play erwithout humping his leg. Storm's being theatrical again and her original song is a bit like an outtake from some hipster musical but it's catchy and I like it.
For a moment I can't believe what I am hearing. Is Lukas singing a slow version of Living on a Prayer? That's bad but then he follows it up with a song about his mother? Someone could mold this kid into an amazing talent but it's clear that he can't make his own decisions well. Dave Navarro adores it but I'm less than moved. I think Lukas is so cute and I adore the way he moves on stage but this set didn't distill for me the true essence of Lukas. I prefer the Lukas that I saw the first week, that strutting, eyeliner-wearing peacock stalking across the stage.
Toby sings what Lukas should have covered Mr. Brightside. He sings it oddly fast to my ears. Perhaps because his voice won't do what Brandon Flowers can do with his. He basically seems to talk his way through the song rather than sing. His own song is a bit of a rock anthem and he really does well with it. His physicality is very appealing and I think that may be why he works so well with Supernova.
Was it just me or did Jason Newsted seem to be somewhere else this evening. He was the king of noncommittal on each performance. I suspect he often disagrees with the rest of the band but doesn't say as much. He's learned to tone down his winces but his face still goes a bit flat when he is watching a bad performance.
The voting order thus far is :Toby, Lukas, Magni, Storm and Dilana. If I were voting for the performance I liked best it would be Storm, if I were voting for the best fit for Supernova I would vote Toby.