Mark Burnett's latest reality show debuted tonight, INXS Rock Star. To cut to the chase, this show kicks "American Idol's " fanny all over the place. These singers are so impressive. The backup band plays every style of rock so well. Who IS that band? What was most surprising is that INXS are auditioning girls as well as guys to replace Michael Hutchence who killed himself a few years back. I lOVED Hutchence. Maybe that's why I'd like a guy to replace him, but some of these young ladies are really interesting singers with strong voices and really good stage presence. Some of the guys have strong potential, too. For me the format of the show is far more interesting than American Idol. They make you like all the contestants right away. It is fascinating watching the members of INXS respond to the various contestants. Rod Navarro and Brook Burke are the hosts and Navarro has the role of a "big brother," so to speak, of the contestants. He also advises the band on his own preferences among the contestants. The judging and commentary is done in a far better, more informative way than on American Idol. No one tries to be a smart aleck like SImon Cowel or try to be cute or super nice like Puala Abdul or Randy Jackson. I hope some of you here saw the show which will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesadays until the winner is chosen, who then will sing on INXS's new CD and front the band. I'd like to hear what you thought of the show tonight and if you think this is a good way to choose a front man/woman for the band.