I watched (only) the first and the last episode and I still don’t care!!

‘Rock Star: INXS’ Claims Its Fortune
LOS ANGELES ( In 1997, when news spread that INXS frontman Michael Hutchence had died, J.D. Fortune was hanging out with friends in a pool hall.
“They were playing ‘Elegantly Wasted’ and they had video monitors up,” the 32-year-old Canadian recalls. “It was sort of like an empty feeling; it was totally a vacuum of, ‘Oh, wow, what’s going to happen to the band?'”
The singer found out on Tuesday (Sept. 20) when he beat 14 other contestants and was invited by the Australian group to join their band. Before embarking on CBS’ televised “Rock Star: INXS” search, the surviving members — brothers Andrew, Jon and Tim Ferris, Garry Beers and Kirk Pengilly — had availed themselves of Terence Trent D’Arby, Suze DeMarchi, Jimmy Barnes and Jon Stevens’ services in the intervening years.
Not that Fortune was a sure thing.
“Oh, I’ve had doubts throughout the whole thing,” he laughs. “My personal life and who I am as a person was flashed across a TV screen for two-and-a-half months, so there’s no flies on me. Everybody knows who I am, and what I’m like, and what I stand for.”
This includes an incident early on where he asserted that unlike the others who were just learning INXS’ catalog of songs he already knew them because he loves them, a couple of cases of unpreparedness and a not particularly well-received performance of “Suspicious Minds” from the former Elvis impersonator.
“At that point it was totally about just doing the task at hand and letting the chips fall where they may,” Fortune says. “It wasn’t about trying to impress INXS; it was just about trying to get my shit together.”
Dave Navarro, who was one of the show’s hosts and often served as a conduit between the band and contestants, was often the person to question Fortune’s choices.
“I support anything INXS chooses to do with their career,” says the guitarist who has played with Jane’s Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, about the show’s outcome. “J.D.’s got something that’s very charismatic and he’s obviously a talented vocalist.
“I’m personally very excited to see Marty [Casey] move on because I think he’s a dynamic performer.”
A consistently strong contestant with a great capacity for absorbing and incorporating INXS’ feedback into his performances, Casey entered the finale a fan favorite who had only been in the Bottom Three once. He also distinguished himself by being one of the most gracious runner-ups in reality show history — smiling broadly and enthusiastically enjoying the mini-concert the new INXS threw immediately following the finale.
“I just wanted J.D.’s moment to not be anything about my sadness,” Casey says. “I didn’t want to be down. It was a great moment in his life, so I wanted to respect that moment and give him his spot in the sun.”