Best. Elimination. Taping. EVAH!!!
This one had it all: Intense Drama, Contentious Arguments, Awesome Performances, and (dare I say it?) a Surprise or two along the way. I don’t know how much will make it on air, however. There was an abundance of juicy stuff – and I think you guys are gonna want me (and Blues Songstres) to fill in the blanks when it’s all over. (DAMN, I wish I had a tape recorder at this one!)
After Brooke announced that voting was up another 15%, we got the usual recap – with the performances of Lukas, Toby, Dana, Ryan, and Dilana all highlighted as being the best of the bunch. According to the tape, more problematic performances came from Phil, Josh, Magni, Zayra, Jill and Patrice – before Storm got the show back on track.
Following the recap, we got a brief Q&A between Dave, SN and the Rockers, before we went into the “Back At The Mansion” footage. This reel focused on Jill, still smarting from Gilby’s remarks, and Dana, talking with Dilana and Ryan, and hearing some unpleasant comments.
The Q&A which followed this footage was AWESOME! Gilby started by following up on his comment to Jill – who got increasingly defensive. Before we knew it, it turned into a verbal knock down, drag out with Gilby and Jill really going at it! There’s no way that more than a snippet of this will make it on air, despite Dave commenting that this was TV at its best! “It’s better than watching Crossfire!” he proclaimed. (FWIW, I thought Gilby came out the winner this round.)
After Dave questioned Dana and Dilana about their clip, Jason started in on Ryan. And I mean really started in on Ryan. He said he had a problem with Ryan’s comments to Dana and that, though Ryan criticizes Dana, her voice and stage presence are better than his. (Ouch!) Ryan flails around a bit trying to explain himself, but Jason just keeps hammering away. It gets to the point that Brooke walks back out on stage, apparently unscripted, and tries to intervene: “There is so much tension here. Where is the love?” To which Dave, who is obviously eating it all up, replies: “When’s recess?”
After almost a half an hour of contentious Q&A, I wondered if we were ever going to get to an encore. Well, we did – but even that seemed to have some drama attached to it. When Brooke asked Tommy for the encore choice, he said they needed to talk about it some more! And, sure enough, SN left the pod and went backstage for awhile. Trust me, it’s never happened like this before. Even the House Band looked uncertain about what was going on.
More minutes passed before SN returned and announced their choice. We can speculate all we want about whether this was their original choice or not, and whether they had second thoughts or not. Unfortunately, I have no more info or insight into what really went down.
And, now, what everyone is waiting for: The Bottom 3!
In addition to the Early Voting Results Bottom 3 (Jill, Josh, and Zayra), TWO other Rockers hit the Bottom 3 in the course of the voting. And, as has happened a couple times now, the Final Bottom 3 did not end up the same as the Early Results one. (Dave admitted that he was surprised at one of the B3 Rockers.)
The songs performed by the Bottom 3 were:
My Iron Lung, Radiohead
I’m Not An Addict, K’s Choice
Smoking Umbrellas, Failure
As was the case in Week 2, the B3 Rockers sang their hearts out – with each one delivering probably their best performance to date! It was a treat to experience; but, yet again, it made Supernova’s decision less clear-cut than you would think.
Supernova deliberated for about 20 minutes. Then the Hatchet Man (wearing a red, horned Devil’s hood) made the cut. In one last final twist, the expelled Rocker is hoist on their own petard - as Dave uses their own words against them. (OUCH!)
All in all, this was one unbelieveable show!