1- Dilana – The Who “Won't Get Fooled Again” BRAVO! This was the best performance of an evening filled with good ones. She already has done the encore so maybe not twice but she deserves it. Roger Daultry reveals “wannabees” as Dana’s exit proved. Dilana IS a star. Her voice and her presence were incredible.
2- Lukas Rossi – Radiohead “Creep” To not have him up here means that you either hate him or the song. His interpretation was wonderful. This also could be the encore. It was a great comeback.
3-Storm Large – Queen “We Are the Champions” As with Daultry, Freddy isn’t for amateurs. Storm delivered an extremely good personal interpretation of the song. She doesn’t have the high pitch but she has the power and emotions.
4- Magni – Live “The Dolphin's Cry” It was a very strong performance. His voice impressed me more than ever before.
5- Ryan Star – The Rolling Stones “Paint it Black” This isn’t a punk or a grunge song but Psychedelic rock. It had nothing of the feeling of the original. It was awkward at best. Ryan takes a step back.
The ones getting exposure
6- Josh Logan – Stone Temple Pilots “Interstate Love Song”. I didn’t think he could pull it off but it sounded great. He’s more Boys’ band material than SP.
7- Jill Gioia – Tracy Bonham “Mother, Mother” She is a rocker and this was her best performance. She can earn a living singing but not as an international star. On the local scene she’d be hot!
Fun to watch
8- Zayra Alvarez – David Bowie “All the Young Dudes” The girl is a showgirl. Glitter rock is very appropriate for her. She makes it fun but she’s not for “Rockstar”.
Close to edge
9- Patrice Pike – John Lennon “Instant Karma” I had doubts but she was OK. Despite the tattoos, she’s more suited for children’s songs.
10- Toby Rand – Talking Heads “Burning Down the House” I didn’t like the swinging of the hips, the megaphone or the voice. I mixed up Toby and Ryan in my contenders for the song selection post. Toby was never a contender.