Sunday, September 18, 2005

Better late than never - the final four.

Her folks must be proudI've had a crazy week, a lazy weekend, and well, enough with the excuses. On the tip that something is better than nothing, I thought I'd post my notes from last week's show. Didn't Brooke kind of look like a porno pochahontas in this getup? Dave N. said she looked like an "adult" super hero...yeah, I'll say. Last week INXS picked specific songs for each singer. It is getting hard to be super critical because the final four are all pretty good at what they do, but I'll give it a shot.

Why is Suzie dressed like a 12 year old boy?Suzie: #1. Interstate Love Song, #2. What's Up
Suzie seemed a lot more confident overall, which I liked. She messed up the entrance to the second verse on her first song. It was also in a bad key so she kept coming in under the pitch. Such is the saga of singing songs meant for men when you are a woman. The second song was much better, though she had some weird crackly/airy things happening with her voice. I think she was trying to do that cool vocal effect that Linda Perry does and it just didn't happen. Not Suzie's best performances, but pretty good.

J.D. is still a cocky mother fuckerJ.D.: #1. Pretty Vegas, #2. Money
It's interesting that they wanted to hear his song again. Makes me think they have fallen under his spell. It was a bit strange when J.D. kissed Dave N's cheek during his first song. Dave N. seemed non-plussed by it. The band gave him a standing ovation, which I thought was overkill. He seemed to nail the second song rhythmically, which is where the key challenge was. I didn't really feel any kind of flow to the song, it just kind of bumped along. J.D. and his fucking props were at it again (megaphones, money). He is so rock 'n roll it hurts [/sarcasm].

Marty is still super intenseMarty: #1. Trees, #2. Creep
I love Marty's song (so so much more than J.D.'s song). It was interesting to hear it acoustic, though I really prefer the electric version. INXS was singing along to the song (definitely a good sign). Creep sounded awesome (of course it did). He sang it perfectly with a terrific contrast between the chorus and verses. INXS seemed to dig it, but not quite as much as they did J.D.'s. Boo on them!

Still Hawt!Mig: #1. Kiss From a Rose, #2. Paint It Black
The more I listen to Mig, the more I start to wonder if his voice is just too pretty and perfect? I mean, he is an excellent singer, but there is a gritty factor that is missing for me. He absolutely rocks, but I sometimes hear a bit of stage flair in there. He sang his first song better than Seal sings it live (and I've heard him sing it live, so I know). Seal wins in the leather pants department though [booty booty woot woot!]. The second song was fine, I was neither here nor there on it.

We all know that Suzie went home, so I'm not going to rehash the bottom 3. My friend Jen and her husband Dave are coming over on Tuesday to watch the grand finale and we are both psyched. I'm not sure who INXS will pick, though I do think it will be between J.D. and Marty. It all depends on where they want to take their band. If they want to stay in their comfort zone, then J.D. (Michael Hutchence Jr.) is there man. If they want to move forward musically and do more modern/interesting stuff, then Marty is it. I just don't see Mig fronting INXS, but maybe they want to make it all Aussie all the time? I think they know who they are going to pick already, but we won't be let in on their decision until Tuesday.


  1. my fave part of that last performance show was Dave in the leather pants ... um, yum.

  2. Anonymous10:39 p.m.

    Hey Kat,
    Thanks for inviting us over for the finale on Tuesday. I can't wait for my boyfriend JD to win! I know he's an ass, but he's always been my favourite...I have really enjoyed reading the INXS reviews on your blog. I'm going to miss this show! See you Tuesday!

  3. Can't wait for the finale! Personally, I think Mig is a ho-hum singer but the band is blinded by the fact that the ladies love him. I'm hoping that J.D. wins only because I want my man Marty to work it with a better band. I will be anxiously awaiting your review, Kat!

  4. Lol, I'm glad you guys didn't mind waiting a bit for me to post! I will be sure to do a detailed recap of the finale (with commentary from Jen and Dave).

  5. Anonymous8:39 p.m.

    Though I cannot be present tonight for the finale, I'm liking your reviews. :) No really! Despite the fact that I don't even watch this show. And I hope you are well, Kat.


  6. hey kat.. i just finished watchin the finale!! i was happy with the choice for the new frontman waiting to hear your recap soon