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August 02, 2006

Lest thou be judged

Talk about judgement. Last week's Rock Star Supernova elimination shocked audience and contestants alike as Phil Ritchie was sent home before Zayra Alvarez. Some of the scandalized think keeping Zayra on is a cynical act by producers wishing for Superstar USA-style rubbernecking ratings. Dave Navarro sets them straight:

As for the old "producers" pulling the strings of the show, or the "it's rigged" thing, that is just stupid. If you think that for one minute that anyone could get Jason, Tommy and Gilby to do something they didn't want to do, then you obviously haven't been in the meetings. (Of course I know you haven't... But I have.) HAHAHA. Those guys are hard asses and I have never seen any one of them back down for anything.

That's telling it like it is, Dave. ROCK ON! Anyone wanting to know the score should check out this unaired clip of Navarro's pointed question to Phil during the judging (Update: It looks like this might have happened after Phil had been giving the boot as a gesture pour encouragez les autres).

Small sidebar: Releasing unaired clips to YouTube? Mark Burnett Super Genius.

Chacun à son goût Update: Since critics supposedly got it wrong about Impressionism our civilization has found it increasingly difficult to render aesthetic judgements. Perhaps giving in to Monet was the snowflake that precipitated the avalanche. Perhaps not. Either way it looks like we are reaching the bottom of the hill. I mean seriously, Roberto Cavalli vodka can only mean one thing: The Chavs are at the gates.

And another thing Update: I think Gilby Clarke was wrong about Zayra's vocals being off this week. Her voice has an engaging/frightening/enthralling Björk tonality that really came through on this one. It is precisly this eldritch quality to her voice that allowed her to actualize an insight that may have been possible only because she had never before heard the Tommy Tutone tune; the hard kernel of stalker enjoyment at its heart.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 2, 2006 08:41 AM


Flea, one of the reasons I like reading your stuff is all the obscure references. I especially liked your Wile Coyote one here - good for a chuckle at work.

Posted by: Damian [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 3, 2006 11:02 AM