You guys, between the taping of Tuesday's show and tonight's? Something wonderful happened. Remember the other band called Supernova who sued to keep our guys from using the name? They won! Now, in addition to watching Tommy, Gilby and Jason finally pick a winner, we get to enjoy the spectacle of everybody not calling them Supernova all night. I can't wait.
So let's get started. Brooke, in a leather supervillainess outfit, welcomes us to the show, saying that later on, "Gilby, Tommy, and Jason" will take the stage with their new lead singer. As we already know, it's down to Magni, Toby, Dilana, and Lukas, who are all lined up next to her onstage. Brooke calls for a "hell yeah" for the individual members of Not Supernova Any More, and introduces Dave before recapping last night's show. Oh, and we see that Ryan actually did climb on something last night: his new car. Can't keep that boy down, can we?
Back in tonight's show, Dave declares it "a hell of a summer," and now we're down to the final four. Dave's subtitle still reads, "Dave Navarro: The Panic Channel - Guitar." He tells SuperNo that they're in good shape singer-wise no matter what, and is looking forward to finding out who he's going to be touring with in January. Except I thought they were all coming along, Idol tour-style?
Brooke explains the finale rules. Tonight, her envelope contains the names of the bottom two, as opposed to the usual bottom three. Which tonight would leave out only one Supernovice, so that wouldn't work, I guess. Each of the bottom two will sing a song for "the band," who will then eliminate one of them. Then the final three will each sing again, and "the guys" will then choose a winner.
Brooke again tells us the voting was both record-breaking and close, as always. So now it's time to find out who all was in the bottom two at some point during the voting. The first to stand is Magni, who tells everyone not to "oooh" at him. Then Toby's up, to general shock and consternation. Because we all know that Lukas was in third place early on last night, we're not surprised when he stands up as well. And by "we," I mean "people not in the live audience." They're plenty surprised. So Dilana's safe for now. First in the bottom two? Magni.
Magni says goodbye to the other three ex-Supernovices like he's never going to see them again (not bloody likely) and joins Brooke onstage. "I'm gonna do 'Fire' again. Is that okay with everyone?" he asks. Everyone seems okay with it. There are lots of Icelandic flags and ICE MAN signs waving in the audience right now. Magni doffs his white suit jacket and straps on his sunburst Les Paul, and he and the House Band are off. And I do mean off. It's noticeably slower this time than when he did this a couple of weeks ago, which makes it hard to keep the energy up. There's a fancy new backdrop behind the stage, about a dozen or so light columns that alternately depict flames and sound levels. Magni and Rafael the Lead Guitarist co-solo a couple of times, so we can see how much better Magni's hair looks than Rafael's. I think they almost make out at one point.