LOL!! Looks like there will never be an end to who is better, JD Fortune or Michael Hutchence. Neither one I think is better than the other. But people need to get over Michael. I am sorry, but it has to happen! INXS have moved on, so why can't the fans? Well, I guess that is just plain human nature to fear change. Like when my Groucho died, I had a hard time learning to really love Vegas. It took a lot of thinking, talking, coaxing, and learning to get me to love Vegas as much as I did Groucho. Some people don't want to learn to accept change though. Some people just want to live in the past. I remember my grandma was like that. She didn't like change either. Nothing anyone can do about it. But I just hate seeing former INXS fans drop the band completely because they decided to take in JD Fortune. I admit Jon Stevens was a big mistake, but I like JD. I hope he stays with the band for good. Jon Stevens, as I understand it, was too full of himself. That's what I used to think of JD. But the guys seem to have whipped him into shape.
The problem with figuring all this out is do these people hate JD Fortune because he is with INXS now? Or because they see him as a replacement for Michael? Or really, because they didn't like the way he was nominated into INXS---by a reality show? In all fairness it was INXS's choice. I think (this is speculative) the reason they nominated JD through a reality show is because they wanted to get the fans (you know, the ones who buy the concert tickets, CDs, etc) to help INXS do the picking. There have been some rumors that JD was picked LONG before the end of the series, and some are now saying that Mark Burnett himself picked the contestants, not INXS. Whether those statements are true or not, I don't know. We may never know the whole truth. Only INXS knows. But I'll tell you I personally have seen things that might conflict these rumors. For one thing, Timmy looked genuinely sad to let Suzie go at the taping of Rockstar I attended. Sorry to embarrass you Tim but it's true! You could not hide that from me. I was standing right by the band's panel, I saw him. I felt bad for him. I remember wanting to do something to help him feel better, I know his job was tough. But anyway, you cannot fake that! If the men didn't like Suzie at all, and a lot of people seemed not to think she had enough talent, they wouldn't have felt so bad letting her go. So INXS obviously had some hand in nominating her to become one of the contestants. I don't believe Mark Burnett did it all by himself! Personally I thought Suzie had some talent, I just did not like the idea of a woman fronting INXS!!!! Especially singing songs written from a man's point of view!! I just don't tend to take to female singers. So I was not one of Suzie's fans. She'd more likely do better in her own band. I was going either for Marty or JD. Not Mig! He may have had the talent, but he didn't have the sexual charisma!!
Now, I have nothing personal against Michael. I'm not a humongous fan of his anymore, and he was too skinny for my personal taste. But he was a good singer. I'd be lying if I said I didn't think so. The only time I thought Michael was ugly was when he straightened his hair! I hated that look on him!!!!!! He just didn't look like himself anymore. I "met" him in 1991, thank GOD he still had curly hair then. Well, we touched, almost the same as meeting him! hehe! Oh BTW! Lily's birthday was this past week, Happy Birthday Lily Hutchence!!! She is 12-years old now. I know it's late but anyway!! I saw her pic, and I didn't think she looks sad or sick at all. I think she looks like a normal, healthy, beautiful little girl!! I still see Michael when I look into her face!! She has his eyes, hair, nose, lips, face, everything!! Thank GOD she looks nothing like Paula!! Now, Paula was definitely UGLY!!!! But it's just like Michael to throw only female sperm. LOL! I was kidding, BTW! Not surprisingly, Peaches overdosed on drugs on Lily's birthday!! Ruining the whole day for her!! Those mediocre Paula-genes obviously!! I hope to GOD Lily does not pick up that habit!!!! But I would not be surprised if she did. It's sad just to think of that!!
Ya know, all of INXS's children are beautiful! They obviously have great genes. Though I have not seen Garry's or Andrew's kids, you all know I think Timmy's boys are beautiful!! I'm sure Jon's children will be beautiful. Michael's little girl is beautiful. Even Kirk's daughter is beautiful. But please, don't tell her!! I heard she's uppity and I don't want to contribute to a huge head-swell on her!!