Originally Posted by Pollyanna
Left work early so I could check out episode 2 of Drum Idol :)
Mike and Marco seemed to have the best chemistry with the band both musically and personally. A bummer about the sound during Derek's spot - made it impossible to get a decent comparison on the vids. It goes without saying that they're all scary hot players.
Interesting that DT wanted the candidates to play Mike P's parts but didn't tell them beforehand. I'm guessing it was part of the test - to see who'd pick up on the need to give the fans what they want.
For personal chemistry, it still looks like Mike ... they're after a "family member".
With interviews it's well-known that going first and last makes you more memorable. Downside when that you're first is sometimes the interviewers are yet to get into their stride. It didn't seem that way for Mike so that was way in his favour. Downside of going last is interview fatigue, if there are lots of candidates. Second and in the middle are the worst spots from what I've seen.
Most Sucessfull bands will want to hear the Original Part and allow for each drummers interpretitation,so long as it does not get too far away from the idea