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[08/18/05 - 12:00 AM]
Jessica Robinson Is the Eighth Performer Eliminated from the Competition on "Rock Star: Inxs"

[via press release from CBS]

JESSICA ROBINSON IS THE EIGHTH PERFORMER ELIMINATED FROM THE COMPETITION ON "ROCK STAR: INXS"

Seven Contestants Remain In the Competition To Become The Lead Singer of the Band INXS

After falling into the bottom three in viewer votes, and after a collective decision by the band, Jessica Robinson, a coffee barista from Chicago, was eliminated last night from the competition to become the new lead singer of INXS on ROCK STAR: INXS.

At the Tuesday performance show, early voting revealed the bottom three contestants as Jessica Robbins, Deanna Johnston and Ty Taylor. However, host Brooke Burke informed the audience and the performers that as the voting continued the results switched and Suzie McNeil replaced Ty Taylor in the bottom three.

Jessica performed "Mystify," a song picked for her by the band. She learned her fate from Tim Farriss, a member of the band, who said that "she just wasn't right for INXS." She becomes the eighth singer eliminated from the competition, following Dana Robbins, Wil Seabrook, Neal Carlson, Heather Luttrell, Daphna Dove, Tara Slone and Brandon Calhoon.

The seven remaining performers will continue in the competition vying to become the new lead singer of INXS. ROCK STAR: INXS is broadcast on Tuesdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) and Wednesdays (9:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on VH1. Dave Navarro and Brooke Burke are the hosts.

For more information on ROCK STAR: INXS, log on to www.cbs.com or rockstar.msn.com.

Performers:

Brandon Calhoon Hermosa Beach, CA (originally Beaverton, MI) � eliminated 8/10
Dana Robbins Studio City, CA (originally Las Vegas) -- eliminated 7/11
Daphna Dove Los Angeles (originally New York) -- eliminated 7/27
Deanna Johnson Reseda, CA (originally Kingston, Ontario)
Heather Luttrell Atlanta, GA -- eliminated 7/27
J.D. Fortune Oakville, Ontario (originally Saltspring, Nova Scotia)
Jessica Robinson Chicago, IL � eliminated 8/17
Jordis Unga St. Paul, MN
Marty Casey Chicago
Mig Ayesa London, England (originally Sydney, Australia)
Neal Carlson Queens, NY -- eliminated 7/20
Suzie O'Neil Toronto, Ontario
Tara Slone Toronto, Ontario -- eliminated 8/3
Ty Taylor Los Angeles (originally Montclair, NJ)
Wil Seabrook Pasadena, CA (originally Morganton, NC) -- eliminated 7/13

RATING: To Be Announced





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