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Rockstar Supernova's Final Four

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There were more signs that Rockstar: Supernova is becoming as cheesy as American Idol. First, fans voted and brought back kicked off rocker Ryan Star to sing his original -- and very romantic -- song "Back of Your Car." For his trouble, Ryan won a new, fully loaded Honda CRV. Hostess Brooke Burke then had to channel her inner Bob Barkerto explain all the car's features since it was just sitting there in the midde of the crowd.
Secondly, Paula Abdul was seen in the studio audience sucking up someone else's 15 minutes of fame.

'Nuff said on that. So now let's get onto the music.

The last four rockers -- Toby, Lukas, Dilana and Magni -- all stepped up and sang as if their lives depended on it. LAist thought for sure that the Supernova boys (Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted and Gilby Clarke) would have an easy time picking a clear-cut winner, but now we're not so sure:

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>> Toby's energetic original "Throw It Away" made up for a just OK version of Radiohead's "Karma Police."

>> Lukas turned down his guttural wail for Coldplay's "Fix You" and we liked it a lot. He sang his orginal tune "Headspin" as a solo acoustic performance -- and that one we didn't. For two reasons. First, Lukas showed the world that he's not a guitar virtuoso. Secondly, his performance also showed that "Headspin" needs to be fully amped to be fully appreciated.

>> Dilana arguably turned in the best performance of the night with a stripped down version of "Roxanne." We cringed when we first heard the song choice becase it gave us flashbacks of her piss-poor version of "Psycho Killer." She pulled it off -- and then some. Even her original "Super Soul" is beginning to grow on us.

>> Closing out the show was Magni, the Icelandic rocker. Tommy Lee offered the only critical comment of the night when he said that Magni's orginal "When the Time Comes" wasn't as memorable as the other rockers. But we think that Magni's smoking performance of "Hush" by Deep Purple more than made up for it. (Maybe Magni and the house band guitarist can give Lukas some lessons?)

So tomorrow night, Supernova the television show comes to a close, and Supernova the band chooses a lead singer. LAist wonders if he or she will get the keys to a brand new, tricked out Honda CRV, too?

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