This week's Rock Star: Supernova began loaded with drama and ended with a display of shooting stars the likes of which I haven't seen since the Leonid meteor shower of 2003. Behind the scenes footage played like a bad made-for-TV movie thanks to the machinations of Mark Burnett Productions (Survivor). Focus zeroed in on Dilana's meltdown following her tell-all performance during last week's faux press interview. Topping all this off, she hurled a glass, which upon shattering, nicked Magni's face. It made good TV for MBP and garnered uncountable online debates.
Rock Star had a theme this week, with fan's selecting the songs to be sung by the contestants in online voting. Song selections that worked well: Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell" for Toby Rand – the song was perfect for him; Magni's "I Alone"; "Lithium" for Lukas Rossi; but in the case of Storm Large, the Evanescence song, "Bring Me to Life", not so much.
Voting this week made a Rock Star record with the highest number of votes ever cast in the history of this show. Magni was served magni-ficent redemption with having the honor of not hitting the bottom three this week, stunning since he had fallen into the bottom three two weeks in a row. I think for the most part, Magni's fans had been previously quiet but now are rallying, sending their message of appreciation for his talent, saving him to sing another week.
Bottom three this week, and an apparent shocker for Supernova; Dilana, Storm Large, and Ryan Star. Lukas and Toby were made to stand, indicating at one point during the voting process they had fallen into the bottom three. The biggest shooting Star of the night, Ryan Star, axed by The Tommyhawk.
Toby Rand gets my number one pick this week. Thunder from Down Under brought a rollicking, fun, spot-on performance with a song that seemed written with him in mind. He was ingenious in delivery and in performance, bringing up some very excited gals from the audience to dance with him. I loved how he worked the audience, he's a natural with them and good with camera interaction, possessing an endearing cheekiness. Storm had him on back-up in her performance and he did a great job. Not surprisingly Toby scored the encore slot, with "Rebel Yell" – he made great TV Tuesday night. He's grown on me tremendously the past few weeks.