Were any of the other previous Michael Hutchence fill-ins from Australia?
One thing that I think was a surprise to the band was how much they became attached to multiple contestants. I suspect they didn't necessarily forsee that happening.
Perhaps that's why they sprung this idea on 'em in the second-to-last show, about doing a tour.
From what Mark Burnett let me see, the band truly seems to be a bunch of genuinely nice guys. Genuinely! Exactly like Mig. ... Which is probably one big reason why Mig didn't get chosen. I think the band really really really misses the spark that Michael brought them, his edginess, his daring sexuality. So I think when they looked at MiG, they felt none of that spark. They just saw the-guy-next-door, the MaryAnn of the rock world. Which would've been fine except they're truly looking for the Ginger of the rock world.
I don't think it was an issue of seeking "bad guy" instead of "good guy"... Rather, I think they just are a group of guys who are drawn to a certain kind of spark, and MiG was just a clone of them, which would've been boring (to them).
Aren't we often intrigued by people who have distinctively different qualities than us?