T.O.'s Rossi wins Supernova

T.O.'s Rossi wins Supernova

There are 118 comments on the The Toronto Star story from Sep 13, 2006, titled T.O.'s Rossi wins Supernova. In it, The Toronto Star reports that:

Lukas Rossi is the latest Canadian Rock Star. The 29-year-old from Toronto was chosen Wednesday to front the band Supernova, ending the TV talent search on Rock Star: Supernova.

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Peggie from LA

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Sep 13, 2006
This is a fixed program.... it must be because the format used and the placement of the singers was identical to last seasons show. Lucas was aloof,sat in the same place as the winner last year and had not much comment throughout the show's processes. I will not watch that show again. He is a talented guy but the function of the show was not 'right'...it was publicity and for 'draw'.
Jaak

Raleigh, NC

#2 Sep 14, 2006
I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!! It's all about the $$$
Peggie from LA wrote:
This is a fixed program.... it must be because the format used and the placement of the singers was identical to last seasons show. Lucas was aloof,sat in the same place as the winner last year and had not much comment throughout the show's processes. I will not watch that show again. He is a talented guy but the function of the show was not 'right'...it was publicity and for 'draw'.
joey

Denver, CO

#3 Sep 14, 2006
i saw the last part of the show. this show blows!! The new song they performed just sucked! Maybe Tommy can do the next survivor!
Pam from Fort Lauderdale

Boca Raton, FL

#4 Sep 14, 2006
From day one, I knew that Dilana and Lukas would be the last two standing. I love both of them, but I was hoping that Dilana wins, her voice is very unique,plus she knows how to work the crowd. I think it would have been very awesome to see her fronting the band. I love you Dilana. Anyway, I am still happy that Lukas won. His stripped down version of every song he sang on the show was totally awesome! More power to you Lukas!!!!
Double J

San Francisco, CA

#5 Sep 14, 2006
Well, I think Lucas deserved it, he had the stage presence and you can see that he definatedly stood out from the crowd.
joey

Denver, CO

#6 Sep 14, 2006
Double J wrote:
Well, I think Lucas deserved it, he had the stage presence and you can see that he definatedly stood out from the crowd.
What? That guy blows! The show was lame and he will be forgotten in 6 months.
chs84

Fort Worth, TX

#7 Sep 14, 2006
It has all been SAID BEFORE...

Down through the years, dozens of performers have appeared on the scene who were "different".

Guess what? The same castigating remarks, the same character assassination and the same mockery was leveled on them.

Rock and Roll luminaries like Mick Jagger, Ozzie Osbourne, David Bowie, Rick Ocasek, Billy Idol, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Leon Russell and Buddy Holly all had to endure the jeers and insults as they came up through the ranks.

Today their style is copied and imitated throughout the world, and their influence is felt throughout the art form of rock, so much so that they form the very fibers of the rock and roll tapestry that is woven and spun each day.

Lukas Rossi is "strange", he is different, he is unusual, and that, dear friends is why he is so damn appealing.

Lukas is NOT the same three chords over and over again and he is not the pretty boy Ken Doll that so many shallow people expect him to be. He's unique, they broke the mold when he was made and while there will surely be watered down imitators to come, no COPIES will ever be made of Lukas Rossi.

I will look forward to again reading the thousands of lame and whiny posts decrying Lukas as the choice years from now when his name, style and charisma is a household word.

It's all been said before, he has marbles in his mouth, he has a petrified skunk on his melon, he has seizures on stage, he looks like a cross between the Illegitimate Dwarf Spawn of Marlon Brando and Eddie Munster...it's all sour grapes, man, and you folks know it.

Elvis Presley gyrated his hips across the stage and the entire Southland went up in flames.

Some people could not accept the fact that a performer could shatter the illusory status quo with such beligerence and ebullience.

Make your graves early, and in a year's time the bodies of your fellow Lukas critics will crush you with their weight as the earth spins off its axis one more time and Lukas Rossi reorders the laws of rock and roll physics. The new gestalt of rock and roll IS Lukas Rossi.

Change is good, weird is cool, and a little revolution now and then is a very healthy thing.

Now go get that bottle of Geritol and head back to the nursing home because if you cannot "get" the appeal of Lukas, your "career" as a rock critic is over.

Cheers,
JeffH aka "Checkerboard Strangler"
Mansfield, Texas
Trish

Allentown, PA

#8 Sep 14, 2006
Hey if ya like a guy who looks like a combination of Eddy Munster, Adam Ant, and Beetlejuice, Lucas is your man! He was the ONE person I was hoping WOULDN'T win! But hey, he's strange and so is the rest of the band so maybe it's a good fit. I'm just wondering about his relationship with his mother.......
joey

Denver, CO

#9 Sep 14, 2006
chs84 wrote:
It has all been SAID BEFORE...
Down through the years, dozens of performers have appeared on the scene who were "different".
Guess what? The same castigating remarks, the same character assassination and the same mockery was leveled on them.
Rock and Roll luminaries like Mick Jagger, Ozzie Osbourne, David Bowie, Rick Ocasek, Billy Idol, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Leon Russell and Buddy Holly all had to endure the jeers and insults as they came up through the ranks.
Today their style is copied and imitated throughout the world, and their influence is felt throughout the art form of rock, so much so that they form the very fibers of the rock and roll tapestry that is woven and spun each day.
Lukas Rossi is "strange", he is different, he is unusual, and that, dear friends is why he is so damn appealing.
Lukas is NOT the same three chords over and over again and he is not the pretty boy Ken Doll that so many shallow people expect him to be. He's unique, they broke the mold when he was made and while there will surely be watered down imitators to come, no COPIES will ever be made of Lukas Rossi.
I will look forward to again reading the thousands of lame and whiny posts decrying Lukas as the choice years from now when his name, style and charisma is a household word.
It's all been said before, he has marbles in his mouth, he has a petrified skunk on his melon, he has seizures on stage, he looks like a cross between the Illegitimate Dwarf Spawn of Marlon Brando and Eddie Munster...it's all sour grapes, man, and you folks know it.
Elvis Presley gyrated his hips across the stage and the entire Southland went up in flames.
Some people could not accept the fact that a performer could shatter the illusory status quo with such beligerence and ebullience.
Make your graves early, and in a year's time the bodies of your fellow Lukas critics will crush you with their weight as the earth spins off its axis one more time and Lukas Rossi reorders the laws of rock and roll physics. The new gestalt of rock and roll IS Lukas Rossi.
Change is good, weird is cool, and a little revolution now and then is a very healthy thing.
Now go get that bottle of Geritol and head back to the nursing home because if you cannot "get" the appeal of Lukas, your "career" as a rock critic is over.
Cheers,
JeffH aka "Checkerboard Strangler"
Mansfield, Texas
What? You're comparing rock'n'roll pioneers to a reality show winner. Get a grip. I can safely say Lucas will never be mentioned in the same sentence with those guys again. Yours has to be the lamest argument I ever read.
Michelle

Boston, MA

#10 Sep 14, 2006
Not to mention, he can't sing. You can't understand a word he says, and stumbles around the stage like he's a drunken epileptic~!
stripper 69

United States

#11 Sep 14, 2006
Lucas looks like he is having a seizure when he is singing.Quick call a doctor
chs84

Fort Worth, TX

#12 Sep 14, 2006
joey wrote:
<quoted text>
What? You're comparing rock'n'roll pioneers to a reality show winner. Get a grip. I can safely say Lucas will never be mentioned in the same sentence with those guys again. Yours has to be the lamest argument I ever read.
Let's analyze this comment, shall we?
Admitting that this was a reality show is like admitting that some celestial bodies in the solar system are planets...well, according to the latest research, "maybe they is and maybe they isn't"!

After all, what IS the definition of "reality show" these days?
It was a television contest first and foremost and like all contests, it had...
CONTESTANTS, and if my memory serves me correctly, 25 thousand of them initially.

So...out of a field of twenty five thousand, these panelists were chosen on the merits of an audition process used and accepted by the industry WITH or WITHOUT television as an observer.
It's very simple, the contestants were asked to sing, and when the "cattle call" lineup got narrowed down to the baker's dozen or so, the show commenced taping, so now it is a live to tape recording OF an audition.
An industry recognized group of musicians,
who also happened to be AFM members, backed the contestants, and in the end the band members, also recognized artists in their own right, picked the one they liked.
You were saying??
Lyoness7

Milford, MA

#13 Sep 15, 2006
I am with JeffH 100% and think your all ignorant whiny no-nothings. Lukas is going to change the world of rock. He is electic, electrifing and incredibly talented. You can hear what he says when he sings and people said the same crap about Mick Jagger being epiletic etc and not understanding him. Pisst his look is on the cutting edge of NOW. He is just slightly ahead of the curve. Look at the Killers and Panic at the disco. Those who care enough to become informed go on youtube and listen to Rise Electric and Cleavage Lukas's prior bands. He is a phenom at song writing. His voice is unmistakable, his intensity and charisma boundless. He lied with the big dogs and he had the biggest bite.

No he is no bland and plateable by the masses, but neither were the Beatles, Stones, U2 etc. It took the closed minded masses awhile to open their minds and horizions.
joey

Denver, CO

#14 Sep 15, 2006
chs84 wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's analyze this comment, shall we?
Admitting that this was a reality show is like admitting that some celestial bodies in the solar system are planets...well, according to the latest research, "maybe they is and maybe they isn't"!
After all, what IS the definition of "reality show" these days?
It was a television contest first and foremost and like all contests, it had...
CONTESTANTS, and if my memory serves me correctly, 25 thousand of them initially.
So...out of a field of twenty five thousand, these panelists were chosen on the merits of an audition process used and accepted by the industry WITH or WITHOUT television as an observer.
It's very simple, the contestants were asked to sing, and when the "cattle call" lineup got narrowed down to the baker's dozen or so, the show commenced taping, so now it is a live to tape recording OF an audition.
An industry recognized group of musicians,
who also happened to be AFM members, backed the contestants, and in the end the band members, also recognized artists in their own right, picked the one they liked.
You were saying??
blah, blah, blah,. Your explanation is as bad as Lucas's singing. First of all, the 3 guys choosing are in other bands(well at least 2 are). Both of them have openly admitted to doing it to promote their other bands and doing nothing with Supernova beyond what they contractually olibgated to do. It was a crappy little TV show. Lucas can go back to working as a fry cook.
Second, that song they played after he won was TERRIBLE!!!!
Fiona

Tauranga, New Zealand

#15 Sep 15, 2006
joey wrote:
<quoted text>
What? You're comparing rock'n'roll pioneers to a reality show winner. Get a grip. I can safely say Lucas will never be mentioned in the same sentence with those guys again. Yours has to be the lamest argument I ever read.
what are you on? Lukas is awesome and he fits in with Tommy, Gilby and Jason! they'll do really well
chs84

Fort Worth, TX

#16 Sep 16, 2006
Joey in Denver expects or imagines that HIS judgement overrides the judgement of the fans and the musicians on the show. Note that his reply to me consisted of castigating me for having the audacity to compare Lukas to some legendary rockers. This is what set him off. Note that he has no other response to the points that I made, other than to imply that HIS opinion of Lukas is the only one that matters.

God I hope he hasn't run out of mirrors in whatever hole he lives in, it would be tragic if he was unable to admire himself 24/7.
Sorry to have questioned you Joey.

NOT.

But anyway, I agree that Lukas' appearance and style is unusual. I cringed the first time I heard a song by Rick Ocasek and "The Cars". I started referring to his singing style as "Brain Damage Vocals", and good Lord, when I saw his mug for the first time I thought I was looking at an insect.
Obviously other folks, including Paulina Porizkova the supermodel, must have felt differently.
It's not important whether or not their style or Rick's looks seem normal to me now or if I've grown to like their music, but it is important that enough people do and apparently that WAS the case because they were successful.
I am betting it's the same with Lukas and Supernova.
Iggy

Markham, Canada

#17 Sep 18, 2006
Agree wholeheartedly with chs84 - Lukas was so in his own league - he has that intangible X factor.

Reactions to his unique brand of weirdness are so strong, there's the people who are drawn and mesmerized by him, and then the people who just don't like 'different' and prefer non-threatening, dime-a-dozen boy toys like toby rand. Or one-trick ponies like Dilana with the voice.

Although I believe in Rossi's brilliance as a performer/songwriter, I know the music industry are difficult waters to charter. I hope he makes it to the top, with or without Supernova.
Iggy

Markham, Canada

#18 Sep 18, 2006
If Supernova is to have any longterm success, they seriously need to let him write most of the music.

I'm unimpressed with what I've heard, and original tracks I've found online, written by Lukas are vastly superior
joey

Denver, CO

#19 Sep 18, 2006
chs84 wrote:
Joey in Denver expects or imagines that HIS judgement overrides the judgement of the fans and the musicians on the show. Note that his reply to me consisted of castigating me for having the audacity to compare Lukas to some legendary rockers. This is what set him off. Note that he has no other response to the points that I made, other than to imply that HIS opinion of Lukas is the only one that matters.
God I hope he hasn't run out of mirrors in whatever hole he lives in, it would be tragic if he was unable to admire himself 24/7.
Sorry to have questioned you Joey.
NOT.
But anyway, I agree that Lukas' appearance and style is unusual. I cringed the first time I heard a song by Rick Ocasek and "The Cars". I started referring to his singing style as "Brain Damage Vocals", and good Lord, when I saw his mug for the first time I thought I was looking at an insect.
Obviously other folks, including Paulina Porizkova the supermodel, must have felt differently.
It's not important whether or not their style or Rick's looks seem normal to me now or if I've grown to like their music, but it is important that enough people do and apparently that WAS the case because they were successful.
I am betting it's the same with Lukas and Supernova.
Now you understand! I have the only opinion that matters! LOL! Hey, It was just my opionion. If you like Lucas, more power to you. I thought he was average. The song they did after announcing he won was horrible.
chs84

Fort Worth, TX

#20 Sep 19, 2006
Thanks Joey. Some cookies and Kool-aid are waiting for you in Guyana.

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