To my surprise I completely got in to the Rockstar Inxs television show. I told Pauline from the start that it would be JD because he so obviously had a charisma that matched Inxs. He was sexy, a little bit naughty, he loved his mum and adored Inxs. Throughout the series he always mentioned how he had loved Inxs growing up and I think that came through whenever he sung an Inxs song. I kind of liked the idea of Susie being the frontwoman as well – having a female out the front would show that they were Inxs mark II but I guess that wasn’t their direction.
Even though I’ve been a little bit of a fangirl when it came to Mig (the aussie) it was always obvious that he was never inxs material and although talented I can’t seem him fronting a band. Marty is cool and has a great song with Trees and I think Inxs recognised that he would make it as a solo artist. So much more talent came out of that show than any I’ve seen on popstars or idol. I can’t remember if Australian idol has a crowd but the set where the rockstars played with the audience was vital to the atmosphere of the show. You could just see them egging the artists on to perform bigger and better. Normally live performances on tv don’t hold much interest for me but these rockstars kept me looking up all the time. I even had it turned up so loud Pauline got the shits.
JD winning makes me want to go see Inxs live even if it was at Boondall because he is such a great performer. I’m so pleased