Though no one can do Suicide Blonde like the late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence, Mark Burnett (creator of Survivor and The Apprentice) is searching the world for the Australian band's next lead singer. And what more appropriate selection process for Burnett than a reality TV show - it's fun, not to mention lucrative. Fifteen finalists for Rock Star: INXS, have already been chosen.
Musician Dave Navarro and presenter Brooke Burke (pictured) will be hosts, but what sets this reality show apart is that we get to vote for our favourite rock star via SMS.
The three with the fewest votes will be up for elimination and the decision on who gets the boot goes to INXS. The first show airs live today at 9am on Star World and will be reshown at 8pm. To vote, call 501822 from 11am-3pm every Wednesday. Each vote costs $2.