I’ve said before – i loved rockstar: inxs.
But so far, I’m not loving rockstar: prefabSuperGroup.
I loved rs:insx because – well, because of the guys in inxs. Gary Beers, the various and sundry Farriss brothers, the odd but talented Kirk Pengilly. This was a big deal to them, finding a singer. And not just a singer, a singer who had to fill some big fucking shoes without replacing the original guy.
That produced a sense of drama. There was a sad story beneath it all.
And then there were the singers; right from the start there was a deep pool of talent. JD, Mig, Marty, Sweet Susie McNeil; Jordis and Ty and Deanna. Ok, sure, there were some who were over thier heads, but there was a lot of talent, I mean al lot. Any of those people could have won, if not this, than something.
And I look at this installment, and see… Nothing.
Now, we have to take away the band factor. It makes a difference, but you can’t make another rs:inxs. But it’s the talent that troubles me. There’s one person who’s wowed me, Dilana Robichaux. She’s awesome. And after her there’s – a pool of mediocrity. Jill Gioia’s adorable, but average, Storm Large looked great in week one but ordinary in week two. Patrice Pike was boring the first go-round, though much better in week two. Lukas Rossi, who needs to lay off the foundation, has real talent and might be a dark horse.
The rest – range from forgetably mediocre to absolutely awful. I’m wondering how most of these people even got to the final, when some of ‘em can’t seem to even carry a tune.
I’m wondering why the talent pool for this edition is smaller. That’s not how this should work.
I imagine I’ll keep watching. The house band simply smokes, i like Dave Navarro (though he’s getting a little too adorable for his own good), and the less Brooke Burke wears, the better I like her. And I want to hear Dilana sing more.
But it ain’t what I hoped. Where’s the fuckin’ talent, people?