The Strokes’ ‘Last Nite’ – Reality Singing Show Fails
“No one else has a name anything like it,” says 18-year-old Eddie String in his ‘X Factor‘ (UK) audition clip. “You can’t have a boring name, especially when you are trying to be a rock star.” And he’s right, of course, on both counts. Skinny as a bean poll, with fabulously messy hair, String certainly looks the part, but when he actually tried to sing the Strokes classic ‘Last Nite’ during his recent audition for the 2012 season, his vocal limitations became immediately apparent. Julian Casablancas, he ain’t.