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Storm Large is still in the running on CBS TV show

Portland singer Storm Large remains vividly alive in her bid to win a job fronting a newly formed supergroup on CBS-TV's "Rock Star Supernova."

Chris Pierson, an Atlanta-based rocker, became the second contestant booted from contention at the end of Wednesday night's show.

Seven of the original 15 aspirants have been identified as among the lowest vote getters at various time in the first four episodes, the first step toward elimination. Large has not been among them.

On Tuesday, she offered an energetic cover of Cheap Trick's "Surrender" Tuesday night. Writing on a Houston Chronicle entetainment blog at www.chron.com, television reporter Bruce Westbrook said Large "stomped and railed and crushed it...nailing the song's glorious, reckless spirit."

"Rock Star" co-host Dave Navarro, the former Jane's Addiction guitarist, told Large her performance was a little too "Broadway," but the Portland resident appears to be safe from the show's slow-moving elimination process for now.

"She's doing just fine," says Frank Faillace, owner of the Burnside Street nightclub Dante's, where Large has been a fixture for years. "She's easily top five."