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INXS Georgetown Connection

Postby hawksnest » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:16 pm

INXS rock band has a reality TV show (ROCKSTAR:INXS) on CBS searching for a new lead singer. One of the contestants is the girl friend of my son Sean Cotton. She is not from G'town but has sung downtown at the village festival several times and also at Charleyfitzwhiskey's before it closed. <br>Her name is <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>SuZie McNeil</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->.<br> It is on <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>CBS & CH TV tonight (Tuesday) at 10PM EDT</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END-->. The show is from LA and has been running 3 shows a week for 4 weeks (inclusive)<br>It is a very good show with very talented singers.<br> For more info check out <!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.rockstar.msn.com">www.rockstar.msn.com</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> You can vote at the preceding website. She will appreciate your support.<br><br>Neil <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p206.ezboard.com/bgeorgetownonline.showUserPublicProfile?gid=hawksnest>hawksnest</A> at: 8/2/05 8:21 pm<br></i>
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INXS

Postby flossboss67 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:54 pm

I saw the show tonight. Suzie did a great job of the Beatle's song. Very talented singers on that show. It was fun to watch. <br><br><br>Carol (Steinfatt) Judson '86<br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: INXS Georgetown Connection

Postby colbuki » Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:29 pm

Hi. We've been avidly watching but have yet to vote. Guess we'll have to get off our chairs and vote now that there is a G'Town connection. Glad that Suzy can sing too so it's not just hometown votes. She does a great job... wishing her luck although I really think Mig is going to win. Maybe if enough of us get watching her she'll suprise me. thanks for pointing out her connection to Gtown. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: INXS Georgetown Connection

Postby hawksnest » Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:57 pm

As the results of last night's voting are in, tonight the bottom 3 face elimination. They each have to sing an INXS song and be judged solely by the band. One or 2 could be eliminated if the band says the singer is not a good fit for the lead in INXS. Show time tonight (Wed.) is 9 PM EDT<br><br>Neil <p></p><i></i>
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Re: INXS Georgetown Connection

Postby hawksnest » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:14 pm

SuZie was not in the botton 3 so will be on next week's shows. She is now top 9. <br>Tara Stone, who is also a Canadian girl (from Toronto) was sent home this evening. She said a very classy good-bye.<br>Neil <p></p><i></i>
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Re: INXS Georgetown Connection

Postby John Ackroyd » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:44 pm

I did not see a copywrite on this so here it is.<br><br>Vote here<br> <br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.rockstar.msn.com/">www.rockstar.msn.com/</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Suzie's Bio <br>A native of Toronto, Suzie McNeil was born into a musical family. She was practically raised singing with her mother and sister, learning to collaborate from a very early age. <br><br>From that foundation, Suzie evolved into a versatile, powerful artist, who combines a magnetic stage presence with vocal and multi-instrumental (piano, guitar, harmonica) proficiency. It's no wonder Suzie has already achieved that rarest of goals -- working full-time as a professional musician -- for the last five years. <br><br>Keeping Toronto as her home base, Suzie has compiled impressive record of musical accomplishments. These range from live gigs with some of Canada's top acts (Alan Frew, Garth Hudson, Ronnie Hawkins) to lucrative commercial jingles to an ongoing starring role as Agnetha in the musical tribute show "Abba Mania," which she has performed in front of crowds of up to 15,000 people. <br><br>But Suzie hasn't lost her attraction to original material. She continues to perform under the name Jackrabbit (her rock/soul alter ego), and has collaborated on several projects with fellow Canadian's Sean Cotton and songwriter/drummer, Alison Maclean. <br><br>Now, Suzie is eager to put all of her life's experience and ambition to the ultimate test. She knows that she'll need the wisdom gained from each of her varied accomplishments, as well as the inspiration of some of her musical idols (Etta James, Pink Floyd, Queen) in order to prevail. But in her heart, she knows she is destined to be the next great rock star. <br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: INXS Georgetown Connection

Postby Guest » Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:34 am

Seen the show and I think she's pretty good, one of my favourites. I think she'll be one of the top five. <p></p><i></i>
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who gets sent home

Postby hawksnset » Wed Aug 10, 2005 8:33 pm

We will find out at 9PM tonight who will be sent home because he/she/they are NOT RIGHT FOR INXS ( i.e. you're fired)<br><br>Also who will get an encore for the best performance on Tuesday night?<br><br>Neil <p></p><i></i>
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survival

Postby hawksnest » Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:02 am

SuZie survived this week and is now in the top 8<br>Neil <p></p><i></i>
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SuZie

Postby John Bailey » Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:31 am

I would say she more than just survived, seems to me that INXS has their eyes on her.<br>I found this name interesting :Terence Trent D'Arby <p></p><i></i>
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Re: survival

Postby JulieJane » Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:33 am

I watched some of the singers too, and it always amazes me how great a person can sound on one song and how awful on another....keeping in mind that some of the material they choose (or maybe are told) to sing, they probably never would usually. <br><br>For instance, I like that girl Jordis but her trying to sing Layla (a song I've always hated anyway) was painful.<br><br>I read that SuZie was advised not to sing that "Losing my Religion" song, but she did anyway......<br><br>Some of the material is definitely for guys - I think there's only just so much a gal can sing in the hard "rock" genre.<br><br>Do you think the Band is looking for a rocker or a fluffy fill-in?<br>Can they combine both successfully? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: survival

Postby colbuki » Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:15 pm

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>a rocker or a fluffy fill-in?<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>HMMMM.... now that's an interesting one and I believe the girls that have already gone by the wayside on the show might have been a little on the fluffy side. rock definately does lend itself to the men better but there are women who can hold their own.<br><br>Now Jordis I think is as far from fluffy as you can get and still be a beautiful woman. She has definately got a rocker soul. I happen to love Layla but alas too found Jordis singing it to be painful to listen to. I think Jordis has a shot at winning it all but I really hope I don't have to hear her torture Layla any more. IMHO, that was one bad rendition of a good song from an incredible singer, she'll be forgiven. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: survival

Postby JulieJane » Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:32 pm

I like Alannah Myles...I think she can do both.<br><br>Generally though, I prefer to hear a "deep raspy voiced" male belting out songs. Maybe 'cause that's I'm a gal. I wonder how a vote on that would go....."Would you prefer to listen to a hard rock song by a guy or a gal" ? And I wonder if each sex would vote in favour of the other? Hmmmmm - something to ponder. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: INXS Georgetown Connection

Postby hawksnest » Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:51 am

<!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/suziemcneil/">launch.groups.yahoo.com/g...ziemcneil/</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br>If you have become a fan of SuZie go to the above link and join her fan club (brand new)<br><br>See you there<br>Neil <p></p><i></i>
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Re: INXS Georgetown Connection

Postby hawksnest » Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:26 pm

Here is a link to clips of Tuesdays songs...the full songs will be on Tuesdays show<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://music.msn.com/album/?album=43648532">music.msn.com/album/?album=43648532</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br>Neil <p></p><i></i>
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Re: INXS Georgetown Connection

Postby Jamie89 » Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:50 pm

Congrats to Suzie. I ran into Sean last year at U of Tand was able to catch up with him briefly. <p></p><i></i>
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Kicks

Postby hawksnest » Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:36 pm

Tonight is performance night for the remaining 7. it was taped on Sunday and rumour has it that SuZie kicked @$$. Watch at 10PM...vote online at 11pm EDT<br>Neil<br>www.rockstar.msn.com <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p206.ezboard.com/bgeorgetownonline.showUserPublicProfile?gid=hawksnest>hawksnest</A> at: 8/23/05 11:38 am<br></i>
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Re: Kicks

Postby Lisa Copland » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:12 pm

Go, SuZie, go! Good luck tonight! <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Kicks

Postby Margaret Landry » Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:20 pm

Good luck Suzie....Cheers Margaret <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Kicks

Postby JulieJane » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:27 am

OK.....I watched and it's kind of fun to play the part of a critic.<br><br>I think Suzie is the best gal for sure. I see she "Started Up" with "for Sean and Canada"! <br> She has the tone, pitch and power, presentation. Poor Jordis has to go home. The other one looks too fragile.<br><br>I think Marty is the best guy. He has the right raspy, raunchy voice, the right look. He reminds me of Ralph Fiennes gone "strange"....kind of an ethereal quality. The MiG guy should really get a decent hairdo going on and I don't think he has the raunchiness or the "look", even though he's a good singer - I just don't think he's right for a powerhouse rock band. And Ty.....the hair thing again....YUCK! Has no power or mystique. Gotta be Marty.<br><br>But......just like the Oscars with musicals and comedies up against good solid dramas - how on earth do you choose between a guy and a gal. That's pretty near impossible. <br>Maybe they could take Suzie for 6 tours and Marty for the others!!! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>Well, that was fun. Anyone else going to take a stab at it???? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Kicks

Postby colbuki » Wed Aug 24, 2005 8:45 am

where to start... oh my... as my opinion and yours couldn't be much more different... Hope you don't think I'm jumping on you JJ, that's the beauty of opinions we're all entitled. You and I can be the Siskel and Ebert of this little forum. Thumbs up, thumbs down...<br><br>We do share the opinion that Suzie rocks and yeah for the call out to Sean. I think you're right that she stands the best chance of the 3 girls there.... but<br><br>Jordis is fabulous. yes she had a bad night last night but that girl can sing and I'd hate to see her go as I'd miss her next week. I don't think she'll win in the end as she's not really INXS style but I'd like her there as long as possible and will be watching for her name popping up somewhere else when this is over.<br><br>Mig is also fabulous and I can see him winning the whole thing. He is the best fit for INXS IMHO.<br><br>Marty, while he's talented... he just freaks me out. I don't even like looking at him he's got such a weird look in his eyes. I remember INXS the first time around and it was part of "my" music and can say honestly that Marty is definately not INXS to me, although with the boys trying to go "modern" who knows. Marty is definately the closest to what the kids today like so perhaps he'll suprise me and bring it home. <br><br>JD is just trying too hard. he's very good and should try riding that for a while rather than his good looks (which are considerable mind you .<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> charming the girls in the crowd<br><br>Ty is also a fabulous talent. I'm not sure that he is right for INXS but expect to see him do big things.<br><br>Bottom line for me is that all the singers left can really sing and wouldn't be suprised at all to see them all have great careers come out of it. I don't think you can really say the same for the likes of the top 5 from any of the "Idol" series or perhaps even the winners... they're just not the caliber that you're seeing on Rockstar. Kudos to them all for their craft. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Kicks

Postby JulieJane » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:00 am

Well, I agree that Marty is "freaky", but I think JD is "too normal looking" <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Marty reminds me of a guy named Sam who used to rock the night away at a club in Yorkville in the late 60's....he even has the same striped pants!!!! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :eek --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/eek.gif ALT=":eek"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br>MiG either should grow his hair longer and have it "flowing" or get a buzz cut - plastered down bangs in the eyes is too distracting.... in the YUCK department (imo). He's "cute" rather than "handsome" and it depends on the market they're trying to reach.<br><br>After seeing and painfully hearing Jordis slaugher "Layla" and then "Dream ON" I won't hold out any WHOOPS for her. She should be able to sing all notes on all songs to be "world class". I think she's in the wrong league.<br><br>JD, I think should get a little punkier. <br><br>I think the freaky, ethereal quality works for Marty...you just don't expect him to have such a powerhouse voice and he can deliver. But then...yes...even as old as I am....I like the unique, freaky quality in a rock singer!!!!!<br><br><br><br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Kicks

Postby Lisa Copland » Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:50 am

Well, I just have to weigh in. Last night I made it a point to actually sit down and watch the show. Previously I had just watched clips online.<br><br>I have to say that as far as the women go, I definitely liked Suzie the best. I felt she did a great job on her song last night and like both of you, thought it was great that she mentioned Sean and Canada so she got my vote.<br><br>As far as the men go, I am with Kim. I think MiG has it. He really impressed me last night. I didn't expect to like his original song and I liked both the song and his performance. After reading his bio, I think his past professional experience really shows. <br><br>I took the time again last night to listen to Suzie and MiG's songs online again and they are my favourites. I ended up voting for both of them a couple of times online.<br><br>I found it really interesting that a few of the top contenders were Canadian. We must be doing something right up here! <p></p><i></i>
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SuZie

Postby John Bailey » Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:28 am

ROCKS. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: SuZie

Postby Guest » Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:21 pm

Although my hearing is gone, I watch for other indicators such as crowd reaction, body language etc.<br>IMHO, I feel Suzie carries herself real well and came across very good and the crowd reaction had her in the top three last night, I also thought that of MIG.<br>I voted a couple of times hoping to keep them in.<br>'TO SEAN in Canada' I thought was super by Suzie.<br>Good luck to her.<br><br>Regards,<br>Don <p></p><i></i>
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