Friday, July 15, 2005

Rock Star: INXS

Now this I can get into. I was never able to watch American Idol, primarily because most, if not all, the songs were pop-ish/bitch-in-heat music. Here in Rock Star, the contestants get to audition to be the new frontman for INXS, a band whose original lead singer, Michael Hutchence, committed suicide back in 1997.

After holding world-wide auditions, 15 hopefuls get to show their stuff to INXS (and the world). From the first two episodes, we get to hear songs from Nirvana, Jesus Jones, Bob Dylan, the Eagles, KISS, and much more! From Classic Rock to Contemporary Rock, this is a show I'm presently enjoying.

Here in the Philippines, we get a simultaneous broadcast on Star World -- Wednesdays 930AM: the drama in the house, followed by the competition at 10. Viewers then get to vote for their favorite rocker at the official site.

Thursday 930AM: the elimination phase where INXS and Dave Navarro (of Jane's Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers fame) send home one of the lowest 3 vote-getters.

If you missed the live telecast, no need to worry; there are replays at 9pm and 1230am the same evening.

Rock on!

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