Quote: "Going cold turkey isn't as delicious as it sounds." -- Homer Simpson
I think the producers must have told the band to lighten up on the "crush it" comments.
It seemed out of character for the supernova guys to give the mark of approval for several songs and performances that were softer and not rockers. In the weeks before, they would have railed on somebody for not rocking out.
And if SuperNova's comments are causing a few people to power vote for Z just to keep her out of the bottom 3 - then that's another reason that there shouldn't be any "outside" voting. What's to stop these power voters from causing 3 of the best singers to end up in the bottom 3?
Last season there were times a good singer landed in bottom 3, because they had a poor performance the night before. I think the fans for this show really do vote responsibly most of the time. And they vote for thier favorites who generally don't suck.
"How do you know the chosen ones? No greater love hath a man than he lay down his life for his friend. Not for millions, not for glory, not for fame... for one person. In the dark. Where no one will ever know or see." - Sebastion, Babylon 5
Z is the worst singer and should have been in the bottom 3. Since she wasn't, that suggests to me that the voting isn't exactly where it should be.
Futhermore, what if the message the contestants on the show are getting from this is Hey, act a fool and sing like you have a sinus infection and you'll make it to the finals. I don't think any of us want that, I know I don't.
And while the other Rockstars might feel its a bit unfair she's still around, I think they are also all aware that a freakshow has zero chance of actually winning. She's there as a diversion, a ratings grabber, and nobody else is really banking that emulating her will get them further. Because it won't.
"You don't rehearse Mr. T, you just turn him loose."
-----Sylvester Stallone, on Mr. T-----