Out of the gate, viewers gave Supernova a tough choice pitting Toby against Magni (Photo, right, by Robert Voets for CBS). Both made the most of that, revisiting shining moments -- Magni’s Fire and Toby’s White Wedding. Gilby acquitted their choice well, knocking off the show’s best musician in Magni by saying the Ice Man often seemed more like part of the band than a frontman. Seems acquiring a six-string dueling partner was not the idea for Supernova, though it would not shock me to see Magni involved with Supernova.
So the final three were Toby, Dilana and Lukas. The three of them offered up a weird serving of modern rock for singers who aspired to be in a pop metal outfit. Toby, it seemed, had to win that round with his Killers cover. But it didn’t get him through. He was incredibly gracious in departing though, giving props to his competitors and thanking Supernova for his amazing artistic growth spurt this summer. I honestly thought he was the one.
Dave Navarro nailed the final two, saying Dilana and Lukas looked like the couple at a goth wedding. Goth fronting Motley-Metallica-Roses? Hmmm. Dave was also right, the band wanted someone edgy.
OK, I cannot say I get the choice of Lukas Rossi (Photo, left, by Robert Voets). I find him to be an overall annoying voice and presence, and I don’t see how he fits in with Supernova. But, obviously the guys in the band and a lot of voters saw something they liked, so they’ll probably sell some CDs and concert tickets -- just not to me.
(If you read my last Supernova post, you should know I rarely pick a Derby winner, either. But my mom does. Wonder if she had Lukas . . .)
Anyway, despite the fact that the results were not what I would have chosen, it has been a much better show than I anticipated. I have never had a taste for reality shows like Big Brother where the competition evolved on deception and who could be the biggest jerk. RockStar was ultimately about talent and art, and despite the grief I took from some friends for watching the “Tommy Lee show,” it’s been fun watching and analyzing it. Thanks for dropping by to read, especially you Icelanders. What a kick.
Now, I will commend you to another show about talent and art, Project Runway, and the ultimate arbiter of Runway rundowns, Jamie Gumbrecht and It’s All About.