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"Rock Star: Supernova's" Breakout Star

8/3/2006 1:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

zayra_Tommy Lee and Dave Navarro may be established musical bad boys but to catch some true rock star antics on CBS' "Rock Star: Supernova" check out gorgeous contestant Zayra Alvarez.

With her lively and outrageous performances of The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" and "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence, the Puerto Rican songstress has stolen the show and become the one to watch this season.

Unfortunately, despite haunting renditions of REM's "Everybody Hurts" and K's Choice "Not an Addict," Zayra has routinely landed in the bottom three.

But since you never know what she is going to do, say (her sassy retorts to the judges' critiques are worth the price of admission alone) or wear next, fans are tuning in just to catch the latest episode of the Zayra show.

A fact that even the judges, Navarro and Lee, pointed out on this week's episode.

A mix of Blondie's Debbie Harry with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O, Zayra's fashion forward ensembles (like the blue skin tight catsuit or her cape, gloves, and boots superhero trifecta) are a welcome change to the standard rock star uniform of black jeans, tank tops and wrist cuffs.

Zayra has the potential to become a musical fashion icon - think Gwen Stefani or J.Lo but edgier.

And if Zayra winds up on top at the end of the competition, the leggy Latina may find that the hardest part of the gig isn't winning but fending off Tommy Lee while on tour.

Check out Zayra Alvarez in all her glory on "Rock Star: Supernova" Tuesdays at 9pm on CBS.

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Marilyn Overstreet    

Um nowhere in this article did it say she had superior vocal talents. It just said she is causing the biggest buzz on the show --and guess what -- she is! Your comments just prove that even further.
The show is called Rock STAR not Rock SINGER.
Zayra has RockStar quality. She has a presence. You guys think other contestants like Patrice, Toby or Jill are any better. SNORE!!!!! Can u even remember what they sang? They all blend together with there tattoos, tank tops, and black nail polish.
I say Zayra BRING IT ON! Oh and by the way, lest you forget Dave NAVARRO is LATINO too mutha f***kers!!!

2971 days ago


I love Zyra. I've seen her do local gigs in Dallas and she's VERY good and writes her own material of all genres. She is brilliant! One thing we all forget is they get very VERY limited rehersal time. Though she and other rockers on the show have some pitch issues, this is common with any seasoned performer. Very few artists have perfect pitch (almost none). Also, they drown these poor people out. This week, you could hardly hear anybody (who's at the sound mixing board???)

For all the Neggies, why aren't you on the show? Couldn't get off the sofa to audition?

2971 days ago


she sucks she sucks bad shes like a demented celin dion on lots and lots of crack

2971 days ago

John C Jackson    

She is like a slightly more attractive ( but much sluttier looking) female version of William Hung.

She is tone deaf and cannot sing at all. And she is not even the most attractive ( not that the show has many lookers), just wears the least/tightest/weirdest customes.

2971 days ago


actually, she has a record deal with Sony music, if I'm not mistaken, is a f*cking amazing singer when given the right material, and is the biggest sweetheart in the world. I love to laugh at people that throw darts at someone for being different, but believe me, don't for one second think she sucks. According to record execs, she doesn't : )

2970 days ago


She has NO talent or class - ALL she sells is sex and even that is cheapened. She doesn't belong on the same stage with the other singers, which was obvious from day ONE. It's a shame CBS and SuperNova keep her around for ratings - the show is better than that, (cheap rubs off). The biggest crime is the talented folks that have been sent home in her place that might have been able to turn their performances around had they been given more time.

2970 days ago

lais the way    

I really love all these people who think she can't sing. Just because you don't like her vocal style, doesn't mean she can't sing. Shall I give you a list of all the rock singers who ALSO can't sing? Madonna has, it seems, to do very well...If we held a reality competition of current singers on the radio, many of them would be voted off in the first 10 minutes!! She has star quality - she is original, brave, daring, and eccentric - all things that make someone a star (again, see Madonna..). I also really love all you assholes who are armchair critics. You don't have the courage to get off your asses and sing in front of millions..Your fashion inspirations come from the local crap mall (where even Banana Republic is too edgy for you!). And she has been kept for entertainment value - last time I checked, people watch television for ENTERTAINMENT!

2970 days ago

Jacqueline Callejas    

While her vocals are poor she is very entertaining and does have her moments. Her changing 867-5309 (Jenny Jenny) from an 80's pop song into a Punk rock lesbian anthem was a stroke of brilliance. Yes, in no way shape or form is she right for this band, but she does have merit as an entertainer.

2970 days ago


Shes horrible, she cant keep a good note, shes a faker, America knows why she is in the bottom 3 most of the time. Supernova would be the laughing stock of the Rock world with her in lead

stick with your Brit love of cheese music

2970 days ago


Here is the deal folks;

She is controversial, there is no doubt. Some people seem to passionately hate her. She is incredibly bold and daring in her interpretations of the hit songs the other contestants merely sing - like any cover bang singer would. She is especially shocking to the metal rock fans who haven't a clue how to process punk, funk or performance art. However, the consensus among the more culturally savvy fans is; a star has been born! A fact proven by how many fans she is picking up each week as more and more people clue in to the fact that unique isn't bad, its brilliant.

2970 days ago

Philip Wilson    

It's summer, Rock Star is on TV, & I am lost to the world. I am a fanatic for this show. I will grant that Z has the worst voice of the women on this show (which is like saying a man is the shortest point guard on the Knicks), but she's the one person on the show who consistently plays to a bigger room than the one she's in. Her vocal problems are technical, & probably fixable. Her personality, on stage & off, however, is great. The other contestants include an insecure little goober who's drunk all the time, some mopey earnest & "sincere" singers who are way too "serious" for this band, & a cliché bar-band blues singer. Along with the goddess-like Storm Large, Z is one of the bright points. She takes some getting used to, but she is seriously cult-inspiring (if not as cult-inspiring as Storm).

2970 days ago


I agree with those of you who give Zayra credit for having talent. I also disagree with the poster who didn't think she has commitment. You can see in her eyes how much she wants this. Like OhMyOddSpy, I too have thought that they would keep Z around until the top 6 because she is so entertaining. I think the guys really like her, but, like everyone else here, they know she just isn't the right singer for Supernova. Navarro even told her to get started on a solo career. I think we definitely will see more of Z after this show.

That said, while I think all the contestants are very talented, it's obvious some have to go because they are not right for the band. Dana wasn't a good fit, and Patrice and Ryan are just not what they need either. Jenny and Phil were also just not a good fit with this band. Dalana, Magni, Toby, Storm, and Lucas are the ones who should make the top 5, as the majority of posters seem to have already said.

And thanks, Danielle, for pointing out that there is no such word as pronunciate. I was thinking it, but you beat me to it.

2969 days ago


She is the absolute worst singer. I sound better! She's all show and no talent. I'm so sick of watching her...please Jason....get rid of her. Tommy just likes to watch her and I'm sure Gilbey's done with her too. She keeps landing in the bottom, because she's horrible. Be done with it! Kick her loose..please!

2968 days ago


I actually think shes got a good voice but screws things up with all the experimenting. But youve just gotta watch her when she performs, and that slutty Latina accent is such a turnon.

2964 days ago


Z is talented, original, a STAR

2964 days ago
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