Commercials. It can't be good that I dig the "Lunch Lady" song by the bad high-school band in the Kmart ad more than the Supernova song we just heard.
Coming back, Brooke tells the Supernovices that there's more to this gig than singing: "You also have to deal with the press." Conveniently, the finalists had a chance to practice doing just that this week when a bunch of media types converged on the Mansion to do some interviews. Let's go to the clip.
We see Lukas shaking hands with an interviewer and sitting down with a winning smile and that spectacular L.A. skyline view behind him. Damn, visibility must be over a mile today. Lukas interviews -- a Rock Star interview like we've had all along, not the one he's doing for practice -- that talking to the press is part of being a rock star and you have to know how to handle it. Lukas's interviewer, some dude named Mark Long from Fox Reality Remix (who nonetheless looks familiar to me for some reason) asks him if he was a fan of the Supernova guys when he was growing up. Lukas overshares that he lost his virginity to a Metallica song. "Unforgiven," he elaborates. "Mine was New Edition," Long cracks. Lukas pretends to be amused.
Elsewhere on the property, Toby is talking to one Kevin Dickson from In Touch magazine, who asks Toby if he thinks he could survive a year on tour. "Depends on what medicines are being created right now," Toby deflects, and Dickson acts like that's funny. Neither of them mentions that as of now, the Supernova tour is only scheduled to be two months long. By the way, here in the Twin Cities, it's booked for the same room where we used to have our "Festival of Nations."
Inside the Mansion, a really mean-looking blonde woman named Jamie White from some radio station asks Ryan if he thinks Dilana has the edge in the competition. Ryan readily admits as much. Remember, this happened before the taping of last night's performance show, so he's probably not irritated with her yet. While Ryan's elaborating, Jason wanders into the room, being quite intimidating simply by not looking at Ryan and sitting down across the room, yet making it clear that he's listening closely. Ryan is clearly thrown by this unexpected development. He acts like he's live on the air, instead of interrupting himself to say hey, which is totally what I would do. Jason tells us that "there's a lot of crash-course stuff involved." We see him drifting quietly but conspicuously around the grounds, eavesdropping on other interviews. Lukas is having his turn with the guy from In Touch, who asks if Lukas thinks any of the Supernovices is faking. Lukas says sure, but declines to elaborate. "I don't wanna dog anybody, dude," he demurs. Remember that Lukas, who loves to say rude things to people and then claim he's "just being honest," actually showed some discretion. Jason tells us that if you shit-talk somebody else in the press, "there will be repercussions."