Performance episode: All 15 contestants performed cover songs. Most of
the rockers were praised for their performances (especially Dilana's
version of Lithium and Lukas' version of Rebel Yell, but there was
one notable bad performance in Chris Pierson's performance of Roxanne
by The Police. They were judged by Dave Navarro, Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted,
Gilby Clarke, and the album's producer Butch Walker.
Elimination episode: At the beginning of the episode, Supernova wanted
to see an encore of one rocker, which was Dilana. Phil, Chris and Matt
were placed in the bottom three based on votes from around the world.
Magni, Ryan and Zayra were also in the bottom three at some time during
voting. They each performed one cover song of their choosing. Elimination
was based on this additional performance and their previous performance.
Subsequently, Matt was chosen by the band to be eliminated. Supernova
claimed that Matt's elimination was based on his song choice; Jason,
in particular, had exhorted Matt to "bring the rock" with his
selection, and Matt's choice of "Planet Earth" by Duran Duran
was seen as not being nearly "rock" enough.
Performance episode: The 14 contestants again performed cover songs.
Their judges were the same, with the exception of the album's producer
Butch Walker, who was absent. Jill, who performed Violet by Hole was
accused by Dave of imitating Courtney Love by wearing a wedding dress
as she did for the song's video.
Elimination episode: Zayra, Jill, and Chris found themselves in the bottom
three based on the worldwide vote, while Jenny was singled out as the
only other contestant to have at some point been in the bottom three
during the voting period. Each one performed the cover song of their
choice and based on that performance as well as their previous performances
the band chose Chris to be eliminated. Supernova pointed out the fact
that Chris was in the bottom three two weeks in row and cited that as
a reason as to why he was eliminated. The next week, both Gilby and Dave
said they at first felt they had made a mistake by not eliminating Zayra
(they both told her they had changed their opinions of her).
In The Mansion episode: The 13 remaining contestants received lessons
from vocal coach Lis Lewis. During song selection, an argument arose
between Jill and Patrice over the song "Helter Skelter".
Josh also frustrated others by taking Nirvana's "Come as You Are" without
checking to see if it was all right with the other members.
Performance episode: The 13 contestants each performed a cover song.
An accompanying note said that on one of the songs, the contestant
would be backed by a member of Supernova. This song turned out to
choice, "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane, and Jason Newsted
played bass on his performance. Lukas, Magni, Dilana, Zayra, Patrice,
and Jill all earned praise from the judges that night. All the judges
said they stood corrected about Zayra, as they all liked her performance.
Elimination episode: Based on the worldwide vote, the three rockers with
the least votes were Dana, Jenny, and Josh. Zayra and Ryan were also
noted as having been in the bottom three at some point during the voting
period. These three rockers all performed the cover song of their choice,
and in the end, Jenny was eliminated. Supernova said that while her performance
was much more rock-oriented than before, they were not sure about her
In The Mansion episode: The 12 remaining contestants met with Gilby Clarke.
He explained to them that for their next clinic they would form into
three groups and write lyrics and melodies to go with a song that the
Supernova band had already recorded. The team captains were the three
who got the encores (Dilana Toby and Magni.) Dilana's team consisted
of her, Lukas, Ryan, and Storm. Toby's team consisted of himself, Phil,
Patrice, and Zayra. Magni's team considted of him, Josh, Jill, and
Dana. The contestants did so and Supernova, upon hearing all three
new songs, were very impressed and declared all three groups winners.
Song selection this week was much more civilized than the previous
Performance episode: The 12 contestants each performed a cover song.
An accompanying note said that the contestant that chooses the song "Brown
Sugar" will be backed by Gilby Clarke on guitar.Storm Large was
highly praised for her performance of Dramarama's "Anything Anything" and
did a stage dive after the climax of the song. There was a standing ovation
for her and she made rockstar history as the only person to do a Stagedive.
Jill Gioya Chose to do Brown Sugar backed by Gilby Clarke, and was highly
criticised when she started to "GRIND" against him.
Elimination episode: The show started with Storm receiving the encore
for her performance of Dramarama's "Anything, Anything". Of
course, as per the show's format, Brooke immediately soured the mood
and announced the three rockers with the least amount of votes, who were
Patrice, Phil, and Zayra. Josh and Jill were also in the bottom three
at some point during the voting period. All three performed the cover
songs of their choice. Patrice sang "My Iron Lung" by Radiohead,
Zayra sang "Not An Addict" by K's Choice, and Phil sang "Smoking
Umbrellas" by Failure. Zayra notably got a standing ovation from
Supernova. Supernova deliberated and they stated all three of the contestants
gave good performances. Despite being complimented by Dave Navarro for
his song selection of "Smoking Umbrellas", Phil was chosen
to be the one sent home due to Supernova being unsure of whether he really
wanted to be in the band. Essentially his elimination was due to statements
that Phil had made to the press that he was primarily in the competition
to get free publicity for himself and his band, and was not "stoked" about
the music Supernova was creating; while it was cut from the aired
show, live attendees at the taping reported that Dave Navarro read from
Phil's hometown newspaper of The Daily Times. On the following days Dave
Navarro confirmed the reason's for Phil's exit on his MySpace and personal
website's blogs as a "question of his commitment", rehashing
the words read aloud from the article. He also commented on Phil's
overall performance and the rumors of scandal from this results show.
that Phil's weekly performances were too similar and he did not seem
to heed the advice to change it up, as opposed to Zayra. Dave also
referred to the clip of this actual moment in question viewable on
website, which also confirms the interactions between Phil, the band,
and him on this night.
In The Mansion episode: The eleven remaining contestants met with
Jason Newsted. He walked the contestants through the art of stage
stating Supernova was aware that they could all sing, but wanted
to know if they could actually lead the band. Song selection
was done in a different way, with Lukas bringing all the songs outside
and laying them on the table. The contestants liked the idea of not
being confined and having the long march to the room where the songs
are posted. Patrice received the most stress from this when she chose
the song "Higher Ground", knowing that Tommy Lee would
be playing on the drums.
Performance Episode: The 11 remaining contestants performed their
cover songs. Patrice's worries were gone when she was highly praised
performance of "Higher Ground". Other highly praised performances
by the judges were by Dilana, Magni, Ryan, Storm, and Josh. Zayra received
a middle level of praise after the band took more time than usual to
collect their thoughts on her performance.
Elimination Episode: At the beginning of the show, Supernova asked
the eleven remaining contestants if they deserved the encore. Only
the rockers raised their hands, among them Zayra, Storm, Patrice, and
a hesitant Ryan. Supernova commented that at this point in the game
everyone should have raised their hands for the encore. Supernova noted
was close in the competition this week with some solid performances,
one of them edging the rest out slightly. This night the encore would
belong to Ryan, who reprised his performance of the REM classic "Losing
My Religion" on piano. The three rockers that were in the bottom
three were Jill, Dana and Patrice. Toby and Zayra were also in the bottom
three at some point during the voting period. Jill was the first to sing
for her survival in a performance that not only saved her from elimination,
but garnered her a standing ovation with her version of Heart's "Alone".
Supernova also commented to Patrice that it really is saying something
to them if she was in the bottom three even with Tommy playing drums
behind her. Before Dana was sent to the bottom three brooke asked who
missed their house band rehearsals and it turned out to be Toby and
Dana. It turns out that Dana missed the rehearsal because she was at
After Supernova deliberated, Dana was sent home, with the band claiming
that she was too young and had a long way to go
In The Mansion episode: As the ten finalists celebrated their survival
in the competition, Gilby arrived on his motorcycle and presented them
with new electric guitars from Gibson. Each of the contestants was
instructed to write lyrics and perform to one of Supernova's new tracks.
All the contestants left Supernova impressed with their presentations.
The next day Dilana presented the songs to the other contestants in
the dining room. She immediately picked up the song with the opportunity
to perform with Gilby Clarke. She asked if anyone else wanted to go
for it, however the rockers did not jump at this occasion to shine.
Performance Episode: Dilana and Gilby started the show on this night.
After their performance, Dave Navarro commented on the fact that no one
fought for the chance to perform with Gilby. He went on to proclaim that
if it were up to him, Dilana would have won then and there. Dilana's
performance was followed by a stream of great performances by everyone
else, such as Magni singing to his family who was flown in for the show,
per Supernova's promise. Another noteworthy performance was Zayra performing
in a gold unitard and top hat. Magni was again onstage playing guitar
for her song selection. This included ending the show with the long anticipated
opening up of Lukas' throat, to Jason's delight.
Elimination Episode: starting the episode, Supernova announced that
all the performances from the night before were outstanding, so instead
just one encore, there would be two. Winning the first encore by a
nose, Lukas performed, with his newfound voice, Radiohead's "Creep".
The second encore of the night went to Magni, with "The Dolphin's
Cry" by Live. Supernova surprised the rockers, announcing the
remaining rockers at the end of the show would be going to Las Vegas
to see the
stage the winner will perform on with Supernova for their New Year's
Eve show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Following the show's format,
Brooke announced the rockers who landed in the bottom three at some
point during the voting. Those rockers were Jill, Josh, Zayra, Ryan,
Dave commented that he was not surprised to see the familiar faces
standing as the results were read. Zayra was immediately safe.
The first rocker to end in the final bottom three was Jill who has
saved herself in every previous bottom three performance. She performed
Franklin's "Respect" for her elimination review. The second
rocker to be in the final three was Josh. Tommy was concerned with Josh
being in the bottom three as a result of standing behind his guitar during
his performances. In a bold move, Josh announced that he would again
be playing his guitar, performing "Shooting Star" by Bad Company.
The final rocker to be in the bottom three who would fight for their
survival was Ryan, over Patrice, who had never been in the bottom three
and had the encore in the previous week. Jason commented he was surprised
to see this and maybe the audience was confused with his diversity in
performances. For this night, the crowd cheered to his selection of Depeche
Mode's "Enjoy the Silence", in which he said he arranged
especially for what he thought fit Supernova's taste. Impressed with
of his performances and growing momentum, Supernova let Ryan off the
hook for this week. In a surprising move, Tommy dropped his axe twice
eliminating both Josh and Jill. Both eliminated rockers showed great
poise in their final moments and self-proclaimed dork Josh asked if
he could still go to Vegas with the rest of the guys (as a joke).
In The Mansion Episode: Supernova took the remaining contestants
to Las Vegas so they could look at the venue where the eventual
debut with the band. Then Supernova threw a party where many of the
contestants, most notably Toby and Lukas, get smashed. Once they
returned to the mansion to pick songs, Zayra and Ryan discussed
who would get
the opportunity to perform the "Original Song". Ryan resolved
to let Zayra take the opportunity. Meanwhile, Toby literally jumped
at the chance to play with Gilby Clarke, after Dilana concedes the
song choice to him. She proposed he run around the pool naked for
ownership of the Gilby song, which he did without hesitation.
Performance Episode: Zayra started the show with her original song.
Supernova thought she did amazing and that it was a great performance,
felt like it was not for Supernova. Most of the rockers received praise
from Supernova, however there was one notable bad performance - Storm
Large's rendition of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". It was
not well received by the members of Supernova or Dave Navarro. Dave even
said he hated the performance, and Tommy Lee remarked that it was "sautéed
in 'wrong sauce.'" Patrice also received moderately negative comments,
and was told to "bring the rock”. At the end of the show,
Dave felt that he spoke too soon, when he told Ryan that his was the
best performance and favored Dilana's performance as the best of the
Elimination Episode: This show introduced the new segment "Special
Supernova Performance". Each week, in addition to the "Encore",
Supernova will choose a person to sing one of their new songs, with the
members of the band. For this first week, they chose Dilana. After the
original song, Ryan was awarded the encore, with Jason claiming it as
the super dynamic performance for the previous night. The first rocker
in the bottom this week was Zayra. She performed an energetic "Razorblade",
which was originally performed by Blue October. Supernova noted they
had never heard the song before and that both of her performances this
week were risky. However, they applauded her for taking these risks.
The next rocker in the bottom three was Patrice, singing "Celebrity
Skin" by Hole. Patrice attempted to appeal to the band, as Dilana
had done in prior weeks, by walking to where Supernova was sitting and
sang directly to them. Magni was the last of the bottom three; he chose "Creep" by
Radiohead. His song selection was his self-said anthem, as he laid down
on the stage and looked toward the "safe" rockers with the
line, "I don't belong here". The songs that Patrice and Magni
performed were both performed by Lukas Rossi previously. When Supernova
was ready to reveal their decision, they sent Magni to the rocker's pod
first, exclaiming he was "so far from going home". Ultimately,
the choice was to send Zayra home. Zayra explained to the audience,
how much of a roller coaster ride this was for her and that we would
her again soon.
In The Mansion Episode: The seven remaining contestants were thrown into
the grinder when the media came in to interview them. During one of
Dilana's interviews, when asked who she hates the most amongst the
remaining contestants, she answered Lukas. When Lukas was told how
Dilana felt, he responded that he did not need anyone to look after
him. Back in the song room, Toby was the one to break the news that
two original songs would be performed this week. Ryan felt that since
he had to forgo his chance last week, he deserved one. The second original
was given to Patrice after Magni said she deserved it for being in
the bottom three, for the third time. Notably, Toby allowed Dilana
to sing the song he wanted if she would run around the pool naked,
like he had to last week. She did, after which Toby stated that he
did not even want the song.
Performance Episode: Patrice opened the show with her original song, "Beautiful
Thing". The song choice prompted an echo of Dave's advice to Zayra
a few weeks back: seek a solo career. Magni's rendition of "Smells
Like Teen Spirit" met with positive review, as well as Ryan's performance
of his original song, "Back of Your Car". Ryan threw his guitar,
which was an expensive move, but he was praised for it. Storm's performance
of "Cryin'" was also well received, as well as Dilana's performance
of "Every Breath You Take", a song that she readily stripped
down (at the mansion) to perform. Toby's rendition of "Layla" was
heightened when he took off his shirt, a move that Tommy Lee said made
the ladies happy. Lukas capped off the night with his performance of "All
These Things That I've Done", his only negative comments being centered
on facing away from the audience too much. He also received an ambiguous
comment from Tommy Lee. Lee said, "Check please", and proceeded
to throw down the microphone. This comment has been interpreted by
Lukas fans as being a positive, while to others as negative (Check
being a statement generally signaling one's desire to leave).
Elimination Episode: The show began with a recap of some controversial
statements made by Dilana, one of which centered on Ryan's performance.
Dilana and Ryan were able to voice their opinions on the situation.
It was then announced that Toby was Supernova's choice to sing a Supernova
song with them this week, and his performance was well received. After
that, there was a recap of "Media Day" at the mansion and,
again, some of Dilana's responses to the press were perceived as harsh.
The band called her on it, and Dilana explained herself, and then apologized.
She dismissed it as a mistake, and she said she would learn from it.
It was then announced that the Bottom Three was composed of Patrice,
Magni, and Toby. Also in the Bottom Three at some point in the voting
process was Storm. Magni performed "Fire" by Jimi Hendrix,
his second consecutive performance in the Bottom Three. Patrice performed "Middle
of the Road" by The Pretenders, her fourth performance in the Bottom
Three. Toby performed "Plush" by Stone Temple Pilots, which
convinced the band to send him back first. Supernova chose Patrice
to be eliminated, explaining that they had to listen to the fans (who
placed her in the Bottom Three). There was no encore this week due
to the time taken on the media day discussion.
In The Mansion Episode: When the rockers arrived in the mansion, Dilana
was still upset by Dave Navarro's words. The next day while she was
talking to Lukas and Magni, Dilana became aggravated with herself and
her recent performance. In a fit of rage Dilana flipped off the camera,
voiced a profanity, and smashed a wine glass to the floor, a piece
of glass hit Magni in the head cutting him. The following day was to
be a photo shoot with In Style magazine for the rockers. Storm was
a natural in front of the camera, but Magni had the most difficult
time posing. Later it was revealed to the rockers that the songs they
would be performing this week would be chosen by the fans, some of
the rockers saw the fan's selections as fitting while others were troubled
by the choices.
Performance Episode: Lukas started the show by singing "Lithium" by
Nirvana and was praised by Supernova for his arrangement. Next up was
Magni, who has been in the bottom three twice now. He sang "I Alone" by
Live and was also praised for his performance, especially by Dave Navarro
commenting that "the boy can sing". The fans chose Ryan to
sing "Clocks" by Coldplay. He changed the song by rocking it
out and also received praise, earning the nickname Ryan "the Darkhorse" Star
from Dave Navarro. Storm sang "Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence,
with Toby helping on the back-up vocals. However, Gilby thought that
her performance was not memorable and cited Jill's version as more memorable.
Toby performed "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol, singing it well,
and incorporating crowd interaction by inviting girls from the audience
onto the stage. Last up was Dilana with "Mother Mother" by
Tracy Bonham. Dave Navarro said it was the best performance of Rock
Star: INXS and Rock Star: Supernova.
Elimination Episode: Supernova started the show with a recap of the
performances. Lukas received the special performance and rocked the
house. Next up
was the encore sung by Toby. Then, the bottom three performances were
Ryan who sang "Baba O'Riley" by The Who, Storm who sang "Helter
Skelter" by The Beatles, and Dilana who sang "Psycho Killer" by
Talking Heads. With Storm and Dilana in the bottom three for the first
time, Lukas remained as the only person not to make a Bottom Three
Performance. Supernova decided it was Ryan who was eliminated, citing
the reason that
they feel that he may not be the perfect fit for the band. Supernova,
however noted the tremendous progress and improvement that Ryan has
made during the duration of his stay in the show and predicted that
may still happen for his career. In turn, Ryan informed Supernova that
they could have made twenty years of great music together and that
he would see them on the record charts.
In The Mansion Episode: On returning to the mansion, the rockers saluted
the departure of Ryan before engaging in a food fight. Afterwards,
they listened to the new Supernova track, for which they were all to
create melodies and lyrics. The rockers brought their creations and
worked with Gilby Clark in a songwriting clinic where everybody received
criticism except for Toby. When they returned to the mansion, they
found out that in addition to performing a cover song at the next performance
night, they also had to play an original song.
Performance Episode: Dilana (despite having torn a calf muscle during
rehearsals) started the show by singing "Behind Blue Eyes" by
The Who followed by her original performance, in which Dave and Tommy
had conflicting opinions on. Magni went next and sung the classic "Back
in the USSR" by The Beatles and then went on to sing his original
song, which Supernova enjoyed, except Tommy Lee who seemed to think both
performances sounded too similar. Storm continued the show with "Suffragette
City" by David Bowie with a surprise guest Dave Navarro on guitar,
along with a memorable original song "Ladylike" which Supernova
loved - especially Tommy. Lukas took to the stage next and performed
a stripped down version of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" as
well as performing his original. Supernova applauded his performances
of both songs on showing his softer side. To finish the show, Aussie
Toby sang the famous hit "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers
and an original song which Supernova enjoyed, leading Gilby to mention
Toby brought the fun to rock n' roll. Overall, the performances were
good from all the rockers, as the band had very few criticisms in comparison
to other shows. Before the show went off air, the first votes showed
Storm, Dilana and Magni in the initial bottom three.
Elimination Episode: The show began by Supernova announcing that Magni
would be performing with Supernova this week. Later, Brooke Burke surprised
the contenders by saying that this weeks encore performer would win
one of the brand new Honda Ridgelines the contestants were transported
to the gig. The band announced Toby Rand as the winner by singing his
catch phrase "Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh" from his original song "Throw
It Away". Toby carried an Australian flag on the way to the stage
and told everyone that he is dedicating his encore performance to fellow
Aussie the "Crocodile Hunter", Steve Irwin, who had died only
days before. Later on in the night Storm, Dilana, and Lukas were this
week's bottom three. Storm sung a rendition of Pink Floyd's "Wish
You Were Here" which she dedicated to her mother; during the performance
Jason Newsted could be seen wiping a tear drop from his eye (He was crying
because of the recent death of his bandmate from VoiVod). Next was Dilana
who sang Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me". Lukas closed
with his original song "Headspin" which he dedicated, just
like Storm, to his mother. After deliberation, the band chose to send
Storm home, but on air, Dave Navarro proclaimed that he would like to
play with Storm on future projects, Tommy and Jason also volunteered
with implication that Gilby would play too. Dave Navarro lived up to
his promise by playing on Storm Large's album Ladylike Side One on the
song "Ladylike", which is the same original song she had
performed on the show.
In The Mansion Episode: During their last few days at the mansion, the
four remaining rockers reflected on their time spent at their home
away from home. For song selection, the rockers were presented with
over 150 songs to choose from (all but four of them had been performed
at some time or the other during the course of the series); three out
of four songs selected for performance night were songs that had not
been performed, the exception being "Roxanne". The fourth
song was "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd. Lukas and Dilana
both wanted the song, but in the end, neither actually kept it. The
rockers were instructed by Supernova to perform a song from the list,
as well as their original songs.
Performance Episode: As per fans' choice, Ryan Star returned to the
show just to perform his hit original song "Back of Your Car" as
an opening act. Toby started off with a good performance of "Karma
Police" by Radiohead, as well as getting the audience excited with
his catchy original, "Throw It Away". Supernova applauded his
performance. Next up was Lukas, who sang "Fix You" by Coldplay
and a stripped down version of his original, "Headspin". Dilana
went next with the song "Roxanne" by The Police. Like all the
rest, she then sang her original, "Supersoul", which Supernova
enjoyed. Magni finished the show with the Deep Purple song "Hush" followed
by his original, "When the Time Comes". However, unlike the
other rockers, Tommy Lee and Jason Newsted had criticisms for Magni's
performances, particularly how his original is not as "memorable" as
some of the others. Nevertheless, Gilby Clark stated that he enjoyed
Elimination Episode: Lukas won and became the frontman for Supernova,
which meant that for the second straight season, the winner of Rock Star
is a Canadian. Lukas Rossi also received the highest number of votes
from the viewers. Magni came in fourth, Toby third, and Dilana was the
runner-up. Dilana was offered to have her album written and produced
by Gilby Clarke. Dave Navarro offered to play on the album.
After the announcement that Lukas had been chosen to front the band,
the newly formed Supernova closed the show with a performance of "'Be
Yourself (And Five Other Clichés)" and "It's All Love" (originally
performed with Supernova by Toby and Magni, respectively).
Sidenote It had been speculated that CBS accidentally revealed the winner
of Rock Star: Supernova prematurely during a commercial teaser for the
2006 Survivor fall season. This spot contained the winner of the contest,
performing his song "Headspin".