The show is good, but it doesn't grab me like it did last year. I don't feel the excitement at all. In fact, I didn't even vote last night.
A few random notes:
I can't believe they praised Jenny Galt from Vancouver, she was really bad.
I still think Zayare was bad although she was way better than the 1st episode found on MSN.com.
So-so performances from Ryan, Phil, Jill (the tiny one) and Magni.
I thought they were overly harsh on the guy (Chris) who sang Roxanne....granted it was a bad arrangement......
I really liked scary Dilana.....I'm interested to see her next performances.......she looks like she would be able to survive recording a record and a tour with SN.
I liked the 22 year old girl but she's way too young and looks like she'd be eaten alive by these harsh old rockers.
After reading the spoilers, I was expecting Lukas to be my fave but in all honestly, it didn't sound that good on TV.......I'm interested in seeing his next performances....great performance but soundwise, not so hot.
All other rockers were good.......but nothing spectacular.
Side note: I thought Dilana and Lukas were really, really into Brooke Burke!
What was up with Dave Navarro? I was really looking forward to seeing Dave and the House band but Dave looked like he was really not into this episode at all......in fact he looked bored to tears!
I wasn't impressed with the critiques from Gilby, Tommy and Jason....unlike last year's informative and constructive critiques from INXS.
Best moments for me: Opening promo with JD and INXS, House Band, Dave N (although he needs to pick it up!) and Tommy Lee.
Hopefully the intensity and anticipation will increase and the show will grab me in the next couple of episodes. But I'm really afraid that INXS and JD has broken the mold for me and I won't be able to capture the thrill and passion again.
Of course I may deny ever having written this post in the next few weeks!