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[06/06/05 - 12:00 AM]
CBS Reveals the 15 Performers Vying to Become the New Lead Singer of the Internationally Renowned Band Inxs

[via press release from CBS]

CBS REVEALS THE 15 PERFORMERS VYING TO BECOME THE NEW LEAD SINGER OF THE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED BAND INXS

Celebrated Rock Guitarist Dave Navarro And Brooke Burke To Host "ROCK STAR: INXS," Set To Premiere Monday, July 11, On CBS

CBS revealed the 15 new performers vying to become the new lead singer of the internationally renowned band INXS. ROCK STAR: INXS, will begin with a special one hour premiere on Monday, July 11 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), followed by a one-hour broadcast on Tuesday, July 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and a half-hour edition on Wednesday, July 13 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Beginning the following week, ROCK STAR: INXS will be seen regularly on Mondays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT), Tuesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesdays (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).

Following are the 15 performers (in alphabetical order):

MiG AYESA
35
London (born in Manila, raised in Sydney)
Musician/Actor
Married

BRANDON CALHOON
31
Beaverton, Mich. (just relocated to Hermosa Beach, Calif.)
Musician/Recruiter
Girlfriend

NEAL CARLSON
29
Queens, N.Y.
Musician/Administrative Assistant
Married

MARTY CASEY
31
Chicago
Musician/Real Estate Appraiser
Single

DAPHNA DOVE
29
Los Angeles (born in Germany, raised in New York City)
Musician/Legal Secretary
Single

J.D. FORTUNE
31
Oakville, Ontario (originally from Nova Scotia)
Musician
Single

DEANNA JOHNSTON
36
Reseda, Calif. (originally from Kingston, Ontario)
Musician
Married

SUZIE McNEIL
28
Toronto
Musician
Boyfriend

DANA ROBBINS
30
Studio City, Calif. (originally from Las Vegas)
Musician/Dancer/Yoga Instructor/Bartender
Single

JESSICA ROBINSON
25
Chicago
Musician/Barista
Engaged

HEATHER LUTTRELL
27
Atlanta
Musician/Painter
Single

WIL SEABROOK
28
Pasadena, Calif. (originally from N.C.)
Musician
Engaged

TARA SLONE
31
Toronto
Musician/Actor
Single

TY TAYLOR
36
Las Vegas (originally from Montclair, NJ)
Musician/Actor
Single

JORDIS UNGA
22
St. Paul, Minn.
Musician/Bartender
Boyfriend

ROCK STAR: INXS, from "Survivor" executive producer Mark Burnett, combines the world of rock music with relationship-style unscripted drama, performance competition and a weekly contestant elimination. The last singer standing will become the lead singer of the internationally renowned band INXS and embark on a worldwide concert tour with the band and be part of the group's new album.

The 15 performers will be housed together in a Hollywood Hills home. Each week will feature taped reality segments focusing on the performers' relationships and activities (Monday episodes), along with a performance competition (Tuesday) and weekly results (Wednesday).

The series is produced by Mark Burnett Productions. Mark Burnett, David Goffin, ("American Idol") Lisa Hennessy ("Eco-Challenge") and INXS managers David Edwards and Michael Murchison are executive producers. Conrad Riggs is co-executive producer.





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