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Sam L
Jul 28th, 2003, 05:32 AM
Did anyone watch this?

Ddi anyone see the girl in the bunny outfit (a la Bridget Jones), LOL! That was so funny and so embarassing. I can't believe she made a scene when she didn't get in.

What about that Indian girl who was claiming she wasn't going to let the judges get the satisfaction of making her feel bad, yet she was on the brink of tears? :eek:

But I hate the judges anyway, I agree with them. Only Marcia has any sort of talent whatsoever. The other two are bums.

F-R-E-A-K
Jul 28th, 2003, 05:36 AM
are u in australia Sam L? i missed it sadly, but ill have to watch it again when its on again, is it on daily or just every sunday!?

Martian Stacey
Jul 28th, 2003, 07:26 AM
yeah i watched it, i knew someone who tried out so i wanted to see if they were on, but they weren't. Didn't think they would be coz she didn't make it though ;)

Yeah those judges :rolleyes: pffft :p

Some of the people that try out for these things though... seriously what possesses them?? There were just too many people who were really, really bad to point out :p :haha:

Was a bit boring last night, hopefully it will get better as it goes on

Mateo Mathieu
Jul 28th, 2003, 07:59 AM
LOL!! I saw it last night and I must say these judges especially Dick are so... you know? ;) Hehe

F-R-E-A-K
Jul 28th, 2003, 08:02 AM
NO! I dont know!? please explain?!

Fantastic
Jul 28th, 2003, 03:18 PM
Sorry, but I'm defending Dicko. Some of those people had no right going to those auditions. Most of them had nothing. I even question some of the "talent" that they let through to the next round. Dicko is there to represent the industry from the business point of view. If he has no faith in their talent, their looks or their personality, then he has to say so and he has to weed them out. What they're doing isn't fun and games. It's a business where they need people with talent and strong personalities who won't crack under the slightest pressure. There's millions of dollars riding on the winner. They're looking for someone who can sell a product. If they're screwing up now, wait until they release their music and it gets rubbished by anonymous strangers on live television. If they can't live through that, they won't be surviving the music industry. There are hundreds of people like Dicko and not all of them will restrain themselves as much as he has.

I hate Dicko, but I don't disagree with what he has to say. I don't envy his position either. Aside from him, there's Marcia and Mark. They say that "those who can't act, teach." Similarly, "those who can no longer sell an album to appease their record companies, rip others to shreds to make up for the hurt of being tossed aside like a piece of industry rubbish." ;)

Sam L
Aug 4th, 2003, 05:26 AM
Bump! The top 40 is now determined.

At this stage, the only one I like (for singing) is Cle.

Some of the boys are cute though.

Gowza
Aug 4th, 2003, 05:48 AM
honestly, there are only a few imo that have the look of a popstar or that could have the look. and really what is the point of letting someone through if they don't have any chance in winning. like the judges have said you just slide through by the skin of your teeth. well if they have trouble in the early rounds then they don't have much of a chance. i did think they should have let that guy who spoke the other language through. he had the singing talent and had a pretty good look. if he is going to go inernational does he really have to have english spoken songs? what about all those stars like ricky martin and christina aguilera who sing in spanish and english. why not start him off in his native tough while he learns english and then he'll be able to do both.

anyway i'm not really into this show to much so i guess it doesn't really matter what i think.

Sam L
Aug 4th, 2003, 05:52 AM
Yeah that was a very poor decision. He was probably the best male singer out there.

Which is why this competition sucks, but it's a good watch anyway.

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 4th, 2003, 08:50 AM
I don't watch it... I watched Deal or Not Deal last night.

Fantastic
Aug 4th, 2003, 04:02 PM
Cleonie Wooton (aka Cle)... Does anyone remember that old kids' TV show, "Ship To Shore?" It was filmed on Garden Island, off the coast of Western Australia. Cle played 'Babe,' the rebellious newcomer to the island. Her character on the show was also a singer. 'Babe' won a recording contract and left the show.

Dicko said he thought Cle was snotty and gave him attitude. Truth is, that's how she is in real life. She's always been an arrogant snotty brat, hence why she hasn't had any acting gigs since she was canned from "Ship To Shore." No one wants to work with an unfriendly, little twat. Her singing rocks but her attitude stinks. Don't get too attached.

I don't like that fat bastard on the show either. Is it me, or are they trying to turn him into a success story like they did with Ruben Studdart on American Idol? For starters, his voice isn't that great. It's loud and he can carry a tune but he's empty. I wouldn't pay to watch him perform. He's better suited to doing stand-up comedy.

There's another fatty that's copied UK Idol's Gareth Gates down to a tee. Funny, but I thought the purpose of the show was to find someone who demonstrates originality. There are some others, mostly guys, who I don't think belong there. They don't have strong voices, nor do they have the looks to be an Idol.

The girls fare a whole lot better. I see at least five promising female performers who could end up as the last remaining Idol. I can't remember their names to save my life, but I will when I watch the Top 40 show I recorded off the telly tonight. Of the guys, I can only remember Stu Campbell from Brizzy, and I like him, but Dicko think he's all over the place vocally.

I don't know what to make of the drag queen. They didn't like him as a guy, but I think he looks artificial as a chick. The voice-over guy tried to convince us that no one could tell that he was a guy in girls clothing, but come on, how many people were fooled? The voice wasn't the best but the judges are keeping him there because, as they said, they "can't keep their eyes off him." Gee, I wonder why? Could it be because they think he looks like a FREAK!? I swear, the judges are masking their confusion by accepting the drag queen.

Fantastic
Aug 5th, 2003, 03:36 PM
One of the Top 40 finalists is 19-year-old Brielle Davis. Does she look familiar to anyone else? I recall that she was the same girl that released a couple of CD's about six years ago. She was the Nikki Webster of her day before the real Nikki Webster came along. Her music didn't really catch on back then and she soon disappeared. I guess she's making a comeback.

Rising Sun
Aug 5th, 2003, 04:16 PM
One of the Top 40 finalists is 19-year-old Brielle Davis. Does she look familiar to anyone else? I recall that she was the same girl that released a couple of CD's about six years ago. She was the Nikki Webster of her day before the real Nikki Webster came along. Her music didn't really catch on back then and she soon disappeared. I guess she's making a comeback.
Yep, Brielle Davis is the one. I didn't think anybody would be allowed to audition if they already had a record deal in the past? :confused:

http://www.webweaver.com.au/brielle/home.html

Fantastic
Aug 6th, 2003, 06:11 PM
I agree, danker. It's not really fair to the others. I remember the rules from 'Popstars' was that contestants must not have signed or been under a recording contract within the last five years. I'm assuming 'Australian Idol' has similar rules.

Fantastic
Aug 6th, 2003, 06:19 PM
This week viewers vote for their favourite out of eight performers. The top two favourite singers will go through to the next round. I can only remember Veronica, Eli, Peter and Shannon at the moment. There's also a blonde guy, a blonde chick, and someone else I can't recall.

I like Veronica. I hope she gets through. The blonde guy is my second pick. The others do nothing for me.

Martian Stacey
Aug 9th, 2003, 07:19 AM
haven't really watched the last few episodes, though i think it'll start getting more interesting once the voting starts :)

can't really say i have any favourites at the mo'...

Sam L
Aug 9th, 2003, 08:40 AM
I think axle and brandon are really hot.

azza
Aug 9th, 2003, 12:48 PM
:mad: :( :sad: :fiery: Im in Malta :fiery: :mad: :( :sad:

Fantastic
Aug 9th, 2003, 04:44 PM
Maybe they will have "Maltese Idol"? :confused:

You never know, azza. ;)

Fantastic
Aug 9th, 2003, 04:50 PM
Is Axle the guy who sings jazz songs? That bugs me. He sounds off-key all the time, but that's the jazz talking, erm, singing, and apparently he ISN'T off-key. Oh well, Marcia, Mark and erm, Dicko, know best, I suppose. :confused:

Brandon IS rather lush though. :lick: *tick*

I've nearly memorized this weeks' performers: Natalie, Daniel, Veronica, Eli, Shannon, Peter, Lorena and ???

D'oh! Double D'oh if 'Natalie' is not the name of the blonde chick. :( ;)

Martian Stacey
Aug 10th, 2003, 01:18 AM
hehe Maltese Idol ;) :lol:

Dicko is going to be on Rove this week :scratch: could be interesting ;)

King Satan
Aug 10th, 2003, 01:31 AM
Buckethead Rules!

http://www.mygnr.com/images/buckethead/MYGNR_BUCKETHEAD_185-209.jpg

Martian Stacey
Aug 10th, 2003, 01:39 AM
are you doing this in every thread? :unsure:

Benny
Aug 10th, 2003, 12:52 PM
I think Eli and Lorena will get through.

martinafan
Aug 10th, 2003, 01:30 PM
just going back to speak about brielle davis...as pointed out, she does indeed have a recording contract. I actually went to high school with her for 6 years, she was in my year, and her recording contract and album was made such a big deal by my school, when honestly, most of us at school didn't really think she could sing that well at all! ;) lol

And yeah, i agree with most that i do think it's unfair for people to audition if they've already had a recording contract. I mean, i thought the idea of the show was to give someone their big break into the industry...not a chance to revive a dead career.......

Fantastic
Aug 10th, 2003, 04:52 PM
CHELSEA:

Tiara girl is better suited to performing on "Bert Newton". Was very average, given the choice of song. She's a sparkplug without the spark. Disappointing.

SHANNON:

So poncy and laughable. Didn't agree with the judges. Not exactly idol material and didn't like the performance.

NATALIE:

Kind of a bland performance, not helped by a plastic and sterile appearance. With her choice of song, she had to perform bigger and brighter, but it fell short.

LORENA:

She has a nice voice and her performance was okay, but at one point, I thought she had Downs Syndrome. Her religious leaning comes across as preachy. Christian Idol or Australian Idol?

DANIEL:

I didn't mind his choice of song. It was old but still a pop song. I'd hate it if everyone chose contemporary pop music. I liked his voice, his looks and thought he did a good job overall.

VERONICA:

Such a gorgeous girl. She seemed a tad nervous, and I thought performed below her best. But she has a great voice and put on a decent performance.

PETER:

This guy left me cold. His voice is loud, but I didn't feel the passion. Despite a makeover, he still looks like shit. Dull. Go feed the pigs.

ELI:

I thought her choice of song was all wrong and that she was too flat. She had me asleep when her song should have had me in tears. Didn't feel her at all.

Who I think should go through:

My original choices were Veronica and Daniel. Veronica didn't live up to expectations but I thought she did a better job of being an Australian Idol than the other girls. She has 'IT'. Daniel was better than I expected and I think is a good chance to make it into the next round. He has 'Australian Idol' written all over him.

Who will probably go through:

So many sob stories surrounding this mob. Shannon is an immigrant from New Zealand who works at a carwash. He wants to make a living for his five-year-old son. Lorena came from a strict, religious family and was offered a recording contract when she was 16, but her minister father made her give it up. Three years later, she has a child and another on the way all by the age of 19. Peter is a pig farmer who was encouraged to audition by his girlfriend. He looks homely and - boohoo - deserves a big break.

The judges obviously thought Eli, Lorena and Shannon were perfect tonight. Was it me, or was Mark Holden sounding threatened by Daniel tonight? He also thought Veronica was reminding him too much of Tina Arena (gee, could it just be that her voice sounds similar? No! She has to be mimicking her...!), but failed to mention that Peter was attempting but falling short at a Richard Marx impression. :rolleyes:

Dicko did a 360 on Eli. Originally, he did not want her in the Top 40, but tonight she was suddenly the best performer he had ever seen. This guy doesn't know whether he is coming or going!

This is a close group. Expect Eli, Lorena and Shannon to figure highly thanks to the judges (and also Peter, because in the words of the judges, they "really, really hope they see him in the next round." Hint, hint.), but I'm rooting for Veronica and Daniel to go through.

Fantastic
Aug 10th, 2003, 04:56 PM
just going back to speak about brielle davis...as pointed out, she does indeed have a recording contract. I actually went to high school with her for 6 years, she was in my year, and her recording contract and album was made such a big deal by my school, when honestly, most of us at school didn't really think she could sing that well at all! ;) lol

And yeah, i agree with most that i do think it's unfair for people to audition if they've already had a recording contract. I mean, i thought the idea of the show was to give someone their big break into the industry...not a chance to revive a dead career.......

Do you think she will she eat humble pie if she is outdone by people who've never, ever done this sort of thing in their whole lives? That ought to be a kick in the teeth and end her dreams of stardom right there.

Monica@53
Aug 10th, 2003, 11:44 PM
And yeah, i agree with most that i do think it's unfair for people to audition if they've already had a recording contract. I mean, i thought the idea of the show was to give someone their big break into the industry...not a chance to revive a dead career.......

I agree... well said martinafan ;) :hearts:!

And Yoshie, my faves from last night were actually Veronica and Eli... I really enjoyed their performances (though I much preferred Eli's performance during the top 75 cull for the top 40) but I would be mightily surprised if Daniel doesn't get through tonight. I thought Shannons performance was pretty close to perfect and he probably deserves to go through, despite the fact there's something about him which probably would stop me voting for him if i was of the voting type. I enjoyed most of last night's performances but agree about Chelsea, that bubbliness and that end note really pissed me off last night - I enjoyed her performance the least.

Sam L
Aug 11th, 2003, 01:46 AM
Buckethead Rules!

http://www.mygnr.com/images/buckethead/MYGNR_BUCKETHEAD_185-209.jpg
Jezus and I thought I was bad with my Cold Mountain promotions. :rolleyes:

None of the performances from last night, did anything for me. :o

Sam L
Aug 11th, 2003, 11:09 AM
Daniel and Peter made it through, which is not a big surprise.

OMG, isn't Andrew cute? I'm talkin' about one of the hosts. :drool:

F-R-E-A-K
Aug 11th, 2003, 11:11 AM
lol u like Andrew G, haha.

Anyways i thought that Lorena should have made it through.

Gowza
Aug 11th, 2003, 12:50 PM
lorena should have made it through.

martinafan
Aug 11th, 2003, 02:41 PM
I thought that Eli and Lorena should have made it through.....

I'm really dissapointed with the choices actually...

Fantastic
Aug 11th, 2003, 03:16 PM
Peter? Shit. Stumps me why. :confused: I knew Veronica probably wouldn't get through after the comments but heaven knows why Peter did. Blech! Is it Big Brother syndrome all over again? Has the public forgotten that it's a talent contest?

One of my picks got through! Yay, Daniel! Go G-Force (Grannies, Girlies and Gays)! :D

It's not over yet... Eight unselected performers still have a chance at being invited back by the judges to compete for a wildcard position. I don't know how this will work seeing as after five shows there will be ten performers. Guess we will just have to wait and see.

Next Sunday, watch out for Cosima.

jd4eva
Aug 11th, 2003, 09:29 PM
Lorena and Veronica should have gone through. If not Veronica, then at loeast Lorena.

I can hardly imagine anyone "idolizing" Peter, and Daniela isn't a good a singer as the other performers.

Oh well, Go Cle!!!!!

Martian Stacey
Aug 12th, 2003, 01:26 AM
i wanted Veronica to get through :( pffft :p

Daniel was ok... but he was really cute :hearts:

Peter has a great voice, but i can't see him being an Australian Idol :awww:

What the hell was that comment from Dicko "She's like Reggie but with talent" pfffffft :smash:

jd4eva
Aug 12th, 2003, 05:14 AM
I know Stacey, and Eli acted like that was an insult. She would be lucky to be anything like Reggie...pfffffffffff her!

Poor Veronica and Lorena :( This show is rigged :fiery:

Sam L
Aug 12th, 2003, 05:17 AM
I can hardly imagine anyone "idolizing" Peter

I'd be worried if anyone actually idolised any of them. :eek:

jd4eva
Aug 12th, 2003, 05:22 AM
Well, call me shallow but I'm sure there would be a lot more people "idolizing" Veronica rather than Peter.

He has the charisma of a wooden floor. Will everyone get over the whole "Pig Farmer" thing already? Pff, I just wish that Pig Boy would go away.

Martian Stacey
Aug 12th, 2003, 05:33 AM
I know Stacey, and Eli acted like that was an insult. She would be lucky to be anything like Reggie...pfffffffffff her!

Poor Veronica and Lorena :( This show is rigged :fiery:
yeah i know :rolleyes:

how are they anything alike anyway? :confused: maybe they look a little similar, but i never noticed anything in her that reminded me of Reggie!

jd4eva
Aug 12th, 2003, 05:37 AM
I love the song Lorena sang!

Yeah Stacey, if she was anything like Reggie she'd still be in the comp but she's not.

I dunno who I want to go through this week. All I hope is that Cle gets through, she better or else I'm just gonna stop watching this show!

Martian Stacey
Aug 12th, 2003, 08:25 AM
I love the song Lorena sang!

Yeah Stacey, if she was anything like Reggie she'd still be in the comp but she's not.

I dunno who I want to go through this week. All I hope is that Cle gets through, she better or else I'm just gonna stop watching this show!
exactly! she doesn't appeal to an audience like Reggie did

shows how much Dicko knows :p

aussieooi
Aug 12th, 2003, 09:48 AM
I can't believe Peter got in. Daniel is really cute but i wanted Shannon to get in. Anyway who are your favourite contestants out of the entire top 40 now??? I really like that guy called Ben and the girl called Lauren. Anyone else?

Viva
Aug 12th, 2003, 10:17 AM
They all suck.

None of them are my taste of music and to be quite honest - their voices aren't anything I haven't heard before.

*yawn*

Benny
Aug 12th, 2003, 01:01 PM
I have to say I am a little dissapointed in the talent. Really none of them have great voices, they lack musicality and a lot of the time sound very flat.

Fantastic
Aug 12th, 2003, 03:59 PM
The difference between Eli and Reggie is that Reggie isn't full of herself and doesn't pretend to have "talent".

Maybe they should have left viewer interaction until the judges had finalised a Top 10. Then every week, all the performers perform a song with one contestant eliminated each week. That adds up to 9 shows, with the final show being the announcement of the Australian Idol. That would have made more sense than voting them now where any old dishrag could win a place.

Martian Stacey
Aug 13th, 2003, 01:09 AM
can't say i have any favourites of the rest of the top 40, i haven't watched it enough so i don't remember anyone :p but from what i have seen, no-one has really stood out to me

star84
Aug 13th, 2003, 09:55 AM
does anyone else think the hosts are pretty ordinary? it's not their fault but their script makes them talk to long and the whole the public has voted... thing got on my nerves.

Fantastic
Aug 13th, 2003, 03:25 PM
No one is 'hating' Eli for the reasons you listed, Yoshie. Personally, I don't think she has quite the amount of "talent" the judges speak of, but I would have taken her over Peter any day.

Andrew G is a good host and easy on the eyes. I don't really like James Mathison. He looks like an overgrown Cabbage Patch doll. I say stick with one host - Andrew G - and give the other the flick.

In the US, they have Ryan Seacrest, a short, little cutie who was alleged to be having an affair with UK and US Idol judge, Simon Cowell, when pictures of them holidaying together surfaced in a tabloid magazine. The rumours gathered moss as Seacrest continued to make gay innuendos and jokes about himself and his sexuality on the show. Those wacky Americans! ;) ;) ;)

Martian Stacey
Aug 14th, 2003, 06:29 AM
mate, i don't hate Eli, and i don't think her and Reggie are anything alike, that was my point, it was just a stupid comment from Dicko, he was the one that said Eli was like Reggie :rolleyes: the guy has no idea :p

Rothes
Aug 15th, 2003, 06:51 AM
Ok we have it here in Switzerland.

Ok I need some names....

Whos Pig Farmer?
Is Eli the one of the three that wasn't accepted?
Who was the goth that was preggers?

and finally I didint like Daniel :p I think he is better with the Golden Era of Music, slow, whismical. When he has to prepare some form of Pop in our era, he wont go very far.

and from what I saw....The talent compared to American idol is like 1/10,000. The talent is truly dissapointing. The only person out of that semi-final who I liked was pig farmer.

Gowza
Aug 15th, 2003, 08:52 AM
pig farmer is pete the first guy to go through.

eli is the one that wasn't accepted.

and that chick who was preggers was lorena.

Fantastic
Aug 16th, 2003, 05:01 PM
This Sunday's show has another tough line-up. There's Cosima, Kelly and Hailey. Then there's potential audience favourite, Axle. Marcia has raved about Cosima's voice and stage presence, and Kelly being a "rock chick" and needing more "rock chicks". Mark thought highly of Hailey's performance during the Top 40 individual performances. I don't have a clue about Dicko. No one knows who he likes. I don't think even he knows until the moment he's questioned and it's whatever words fall out of his mouth.

azza
Aug 16th, 2003, 05:14 PM
:fiery: Im Jelouse :fiery:

Sam L
Aug 17th, 2003, 11:17 AM
Axle is soo hot! :fiery: OMG!

F-R-E-A-K
Aug 17th, 2003, 11:20 AM
Axle is soo hot! :fiery: OMG!

OH SAM!!!! Get Real dude!!! That chick who sung the lion king song is LUSH! mmm wat a body/face and voice!!! :p

Fantastic
Aug 17th, 2003, 03:44 PM
I chose Cosima and Kelly. I thought Marc was good too even though I didn't choose him originally. He surprised me.

Most likely contenders: Kelly, Axle, Matt, Rebecca.

Will another two guys get through or will Kelly, Cosima, Hailey or Rebecca gang their way into the Top 10?

She only said two words to him, but a lot of people will perceive that Kelly stood up to Dicko and think more highly of her. She has a great voice and put on a great performance, but will the extra side-effect help earn her a place in the Top 10?

"G-Factor" for Marc, Axle or Matt?

What was Dicko going on about Kelly needing a band and shit? Wouldn't all of them need some form of musical accompaniment anyway if any of them won? Would she need a band any more than the others need a drum machine? Nerrrr...

F-R-E-A-K
Aug 18th, 2003, 12:04 PM
This is shit!!! Rachel was the best female i believe, shes got looks body and a great voice!!! it is fucking pathetic!!! why did those fucking blond bois get in when they cant sing!!!

U aussie pplz need to get over the looks and think about the voice!!! dumbass

F-R-E-A-K
Aug 18th, 2003, 12:10 PM
sorry yes c thats how much attention i pay to names!!! Yes Rabecca was oh YUM! Just perfect all the guys were 1D where Rebecca and Cosima were 3D! i really wish the public would listen to DICKO! he knows bet! voting those 2!!

Fantastic
Aug 18th, 2003, 03:42 PM
I reckon they started showing Aussie Idol too soon after BB. A lot of people are still stuck in the habit of voting "BB-style" rather than basing their choices on talent and personality. It's dodgy. I still reckon the show should have allowed the judges to whittle it down to a Top 10 before allowing the public to vote. It's too messy this way.

Can anyone else confirm, but out of ALL the "Pop Idol" shows around the world, am I right in thinking that only ONE GIRL has ever made it into the Final Two (that being Kelly Clarkson from the US, who went on to win)? Will we be seeing two guys fight it out for Australian Idol? So far three guys and one boy-ish girl has made it into the Top 10.

Sam L
Aug 20th, 2003, 06:49 AM
How the hell did Kosimo not make it? :eek:

Also Axle is gone. :sad:

Oh well I'll always have Andrew G to drool over. lol :drool:

Fantastic
Aug 20th, 2003, 04:22 PM
Who are your picks for the next show, Sam?

I'm choosing Jennifer Pearl - The Pocket Rocket! My guess for the second spot is Ryan - the cute, blonde guy. Duh, obviously! ;)

Is it just a coincidence that the viewers choice is usually a performer that has sung towards the end of the show?

The Top 3 in the first show: Peter, Daniel, Eli.

Eli performed last. Peter performed second last. Daniel performed fifth.

The Top 3 in the second show: Matt, Kelly, Rebecca

Rebecca performed third last, Kelly performed second last, and Matt was last to perform.

I think I just worked out why Cosima didn't get through. ;)

Rising Sun
Aug 20th, 2003, 07:06 PM
Really disappointed with the latest two finalists. Neither Matt nor Kelly have star quality IMO.

Matt seems really camera shy and Kelly doesn't sing that well. That whole 'rock chick' thing doesn't fit into the mould with the Idol idea, especially since she won't be writing the songs.

Next week better be good...

Rising Sun
Aug 20th, 2003, 07:08 PM
BTW, does anybody get the feeling 'Brielle Davis' is there primarily for the 'media exposure' more than anything? I'm sure the media will make some fuss when more people start to realise that she's already had a record deal... :rolleyes:

Fantastic
Aug 21st, 2003, 05:26 PM
Maybe Brielle is "The Mole"! ;)

Fantastic
Aug 24th, 2003, 05:03 PM
Bumping for tonights show! :)

This was a very strong contingent. Looked almost ominous when Jennifer Pearl performed first. She was my only pick for this round. Not sure she'll make it if past results follow a similar pattern.

Thought maybe "cute, blonde" Ryan might make it, but the Aussie public would look silly to adopt him given that his performance was the weakest of the field.

I liked Shannon and Yolande. Martine wasn't all that and a bag of crushed ice. Jennifer probably had the best vote of confidence from the judges, and she performed one of my favourite songs, "The Day You Went Away". Does Rebekah remind anyone else of Jennifer Lopez when she performs? She was actually rather good too.

Guy did a good job, but he's so ugly I could barely look at him. The words "bush pig" comes to mind. I know that sounds completely snobby, but hey, it means he's not the complete package to me. That also means a big N-O to Anthony. Having said all that...

My Choices: Jennifer and Shannon. :) :bounce:

Most Probable Viewers Choices: Anthony, Ryan or Guy. :rolleyes:

go hingis
Aug 25th, 2003, 05:54 AM
I still can't get over.

1. The way stupid young females vote for cute boys instead of talent, Where's the girl power.

2. Everyone picking old songs to sing

3. Rebecca not making it, she has the voice, the face the body. Can sing, dance and perform and has experience.


F@$@ Off all the pretty boys and lets get some people who can sing, oh by the way what happened to Scott Caine, the pretty boy who couldn't hold a note.

Sam L
Aug 25th, 2003, 06:05 AM
Bumping for tonights show! :)

This was a very strong contingent. Looked almost ominous when Jennifer Pearl performed first. She was my only pick for this round. Not sure she'll make it if past results follow a similar pattern.

Thought maybe "cute, blonde" Ryan might make it, but the Aussie public would look silly to adopt him given that his performance was the weakest of the field.

I liked Shannon and Yolande. Martine wasn't all that and a bag of crushed ice. Jennifer probably had the best vote of confidence from the judges, and she performed one of my favourite songs, "The Day You Went Away". Does Rebekah remind anyone else of Jennifer Lopez when she performs? She was actually rather good too.

Guy did a good job, but he's so ugly I could barely look at him. The words "bush pig" comes to mind. I know that sounds completely snobby, but hey, it means he's not the complete package to me. That also means a big N-O to Anthony. Having said all that...

My Choices: Jennifer and Shannon. :) :bounce:

Most Probable Viewers Choices: Anthony, Ryan or Guy. :rolleyes:
Thanks for bumping this, I'll be watching tonight.

My choices are: Rebekah and Shannon

I wouldn't mind if Ryan gets through (Hey, I'm in the G factor, don't blame me!) ;)

I don't want: Anthony or Guy to get through.

Anthony: it's all very touching about your father for the first show, but now, still? How much longer must we endure this?

Guy: I don't see the fuss with his voice. I SO don't like his version of the old classics either. :(

Sam L
Aug 25th, 2003, 11:00 AM
This sux. Guy got through :rolleyes:

I'm happy Shannon got through, he deserved it, but no way in hell that Guy was better than Rebekah. :sad:

Also we've now got 5 guys and 1 girl. Great, BB all over again? :rolleyes:

Fantastic
Aug 25th, 2003, 03:48 PM
Anthony got disqualified for doing publicity earlier in the day. Bet papa is proud now. Hahaha! Fat Tony did a radio interview, which was ruled unfair to the other seven contestants who did not go out there to increase their chances of being voted into the next round. He didn't do it on purpose, but it was funny. He always seemed a little careless and foolhardy. Now it's bitten him on the ass. It took a great big chunk!

I haven't seen the verdict show yet, Sam, but Holy Crap! I thought Shannon might get through, but Guy? Fuck! It's to do with being last to perform, I tell ya. It's the trend. Nuts!

I reckon the judges will definitely invite Jennifer Pearl back for the Wildcards show. You can bet on it. There's no way she should be left behind. They will probably also invite Cosima too. All three judges have unanimously like Cosima and Jennifer since the start. Both these girls suffered from performing first and choosing songs that sounded good for their voices but not appreciated by the public. (How many times have you heard someone make fun of Celine Dion and her song "My Heart Will Go On"?)

But hey, half of my predictions have gotten through every week!
Week 1: Daniel
Week 2: Kelly
Week 3: Shannon

Yay for me! :D

Two more shows before the Top 10 is complete...

Rising Sun
Aug 25th, 2003, 06:59 PM
Really disappointed Rebekah didn't get through. :sad:

I found Martine somewhat bland too, but there was just something I liked about her... :)

Shannon's overrated, IMHO...

Looking forward to Brielle's performance next week. ;)

Fantastic
Aug 26th, 2003, 03:53 PM
I didn't catch all the performers names for next week, but I saw Lauren and she's my pick. :)

Looks like danker will be cheering for Brielle. Don't forget to SMS, danker. It's spelled B-R-I-E-L-L-E. ;) LOL

Fantastic
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:40 PM
Bumping for tomorrow's show.

Has anyone gone off this show a little? I mean, the Top 10 isn't exactly filled with the best of the best, is it? All the "complete packages" seem to have all crashed out.

Songs performed so far:

Chelsea: "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera
Veronica: "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
Lorena: "To Zion" by Lauryn Hill
Peter: "Right Here Waiting" by Richard Marx
Eli: "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan

Cosima: "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Hailey: "Run To You" by Whitney Houston
Matt: "Truly" by Stevie Wonder
Kelly: "Bring Me To Life" by Evanescence

Jennifer: "The Day You Went Away" by Wendy Matthews
Ryan: "Swear It Again" by Westlife
Yolande: "Winter" by Tori Amos
Rebekah: "X-Factor" by Lauryn Hill
Shannon: "Better Man" by Robbie Williams
Guy: "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

Um, can anyone remember the other songs? I've gone blank. A completely "Duh, Fred" moment. :rolleyes:

Btw, Did the "gender illusionist" make it into the Top 40?

jd4eva
Aug 30th, 2003, 10:59 PM
I have no idea about the cross dresser.

I've promised myself thast if Cle doesn't get through this week that I'm going to stop watching.
Those in the Top 10 aren't Idol material IMO although I must admit I like Guy's voice.

Martian Stacey
Aug 31st, 2003, 01:20 AM
Bumping for tomorrow's show.

Has anyone gone off this show a little? I mean, the Top 10 isn't exactly filled with the best of the best, is it? All the "complete packages" seem to have all crashed out.



i have to say i haven't really gotton into it :awww: i don't think anyone that i liked at the beginning has gone through :rolleyes: hopefully some will get through on wildcards ;)

Gowza
Aug 31st, 2003, 12:57 PM
i'm not really into any of the contestants from this group. i would say costa and lauren are the best. but the quantity of quality was much higher in all of the other groups. imo the way they do this doesn't really get the best results because some groups are stronger than others so people in the strong group(s) miss out when if they were put with the weaker group they would get through.

Fantastic
Aug 31st, 2003, 06:14 PM
Cle sang "Come To Me" by Diesel. She put her own spin on it, that's for sure. I didn't pick Cle but she surprised me tonight with her natural charm. Being an actress has paid off for her. She knows how to handle the nerves and keeps a demeanour that shields her emotions. It's a good skill to have.

I knew Lauren would do well. Hope the grannies and young girls vote for her at least. "Imagine" by John Lennon is a classic. Usually, the judges will compare the classics with the original performers. They didn't with Lauren. John Lennon was by no means a great performer himself, but surprised they went easy on her, given what had been said to other contestants.

How evil was Mark Holden to Michelle tonight? He took out his beef with Dicko on the poor girl. And then Dicko didn't stick it back to him, instead agreeing with him and making the girl look like she'd just found out she was being used as part of a bad bet gone wrong. Dicko took a gamble. Mark bet she wouldn't hold up. Mark won the bet. Dicko chose to sacrifice Michelle to save his vanity. Mark Holden has a sickness. He didn't agree with Dicko letting Michelle into the Top 40, saying that she had just scraped in, but someone had to round out the group, didn't they?

I also have to question how wise it was for Andrew G and James Mathison to quiz Michelle about her recent engagement. That was personal stuff and the emotions behind it set her off. Michelle wasn't the best performer out there, she knew it, and she didn't deserve any huge praise from the judges but I didn't think it was necessary for Mark Holden to then say crap like "I didn't want you here!" That's not constructive criticism, that was plain irresponsible. To chew someone up for simply being selected was atrocious. He knew the circumstances, why make it worse for her when she didn't know what they were?

Marcia tried to stand up to Mark for Michelle, but she sounded like she was ready to go off at her for crying. She wasn't doing that, but in Michelle's state, she could have interpreted it that way, especially when Marcia started shooing her off the stage.

Anyone notice that the judges were being much nicer to the boys than to the first few girls? It was so obvious! No chewing out the boys. Everything said to them was constructive. Are there different criteria for the boys and girls? Is it because the boys are mentally weaker and can't handle being put down, while the girls could? Something wasn't right tonight.

"G-Factor" shouldn't save Costa, Levi or Brandon. Then again, I didn't think "G-Factor" would save Matt either, so what do I really know? ;)

Brielle... LOL. *sinking... sinking... sinking* BOMB! Actually, she did a good job and I didn't understand the comment about being "the girl next door". So what if she is? Kelly Clarkson, anyone? If she doesn't have the voice, then say so. The comment about her appearance was so weird.

Mary... The tanty won't help unless you have "it" (Re: Kelly). ;) Nothing to write home about.

Michelle... Bad luck. Good try.

Costa... Stuffed it up on the first note. Squeaked his way home. Got some positive comments though, so all was not lost.

Levi... Was okay. Didn't like the Usher song, but that's not the point. A dark horse chance.

Brandon... Shannon already performed "Better Man" and did it better. Why no criticism about someone else having performed the same song? Was that only reserved for the girls (Re: Michelle performing "My Heart Will Go On" and then being slammed because Cosima had done a better rendition). Still, I thought he chose the wrong song, the moment he mentioned it during the little bit they show before the performance.
Cle... Definitely has "it" and can carry a soulful tune. We'll see. Has a very good shot.

Lauren... Wow. Flawless. She doesn't have "it" IMO, but she's a fluent performer. Also has a very good shot. The judges made her look good too. Is that necessarily a good thing?

My picks: Lauren and (after coming around) Cle.

Most likely: Lauren, Cle, Levi, possibly even Brandon.

Aside: Wouldn't it be priceless if Michelle was the viewer's choice just to spite the judges? I would be spilling my guts out with laughter.

I agree with your post Gowza. I wonder if they ranked them and then alotted them into the shows, or if they just drew names out of a hat and did it that way?

Stacey, half of my faves didn't make it either. Can't hold it against the show though. I blame Australia, instead. ;) Interactive shows like these are always treated with a little suspicion. You know what? Bugger 'em! There probably won't be a second series, so I'm just gonna "concentrate on dinner" and occasionally glance at the TV every Sunday night. If a good performance comes on, I might be persuaded to pull my face away from my plate and have a bit of a gander.

Sam L
Sep 1st, 2003, 02:51 AM
My picks are Cle and Brandon.

Cle cause she's good, this girl's a winner. :D

Brandon cause sigh, he's really cute and cute voice. (I know... :o)

Poor Michelle, I just knew it was coming once she sang that song, she wasn't good enough. :o

kku
Sep 1st, 2003, 03:00 AM
What did Briel sing?

Also, I felt sorry for that curly haired girl. Being embarrassed in front of the whole nation is despicable :mad:

Still, I hope that guy with the glasses wins. Or Briel.

Martian Stacey
Sep 1st, 2003, 06:01 AM
haha i actually watched it last night ;)

Lauren has a great voice, i hope she gets through :) Though i'm not sure how she'll go infront of an audience :unsure: Cle was good too, and i liked Brandon, even though the song may not have been the best choice ;)

I felt sorry for Michelle, but yeah, she wasn't very good.

Costa, hmmm he was ok, i didn't like Levi though :p thats just me i guess ;)

go hingis
Sep 1st, 2003, 07:04 AM
Loved Levi, maybe because I found him cute.

The group was shit, people in other groups that didn't get thru, eg: first rebecca who performed a song from Lion King would kill this group.

My pics, Levi and lauren,

Lauren has a great voice, but needs some confidence.

Sam L
Sep 1st, 2003, 12:08 PM
I'm very happy Cle got through! :D I don't like that Lauren girl, she's not even on Cle's level imo.

Too bad Brandon. :sad: All the boys I think that are cute are gone.

Well Shannon's not bad.

Viva
Sep 1st, 2003, 12:22 PM
I only like Cle.

Lauren's voice was shakey and I don't think she'll cut it in front of an audience.

azza is pissed
Sep 1st, 2003, 12:28 PM
:) lol is that fat guy they was crying and asking his dad to say " say ur proud of me " still in the show?

Sam L
Sep 1st, 2003, 12:35 PM
:) lol is that fat guy they was crying and asking his dad to say " say ur proud of me " still in the show?
No he got disqualified, azza. :)

azza is pissed
Sep 1st, 2003, 12:36 PM
:o:p how did he whine to much :p:o

Fantastic
Sep 1st, 2003, 03:58 PM
No, Anthony did a radio interview on the morning of the verdict, and that was seen as self-promotion, which would've given him an edge over the other contestants in the voting process. So they disqualified him. He didn't do it on purpose, but you can sort of see why his dad may not always be so proud of him. If he's pulling those kinds of stunts without thinking all the time, imagine what his dad had to put up with at home.

LOL. That was mean of me, wasn't it? Good!

So Cle and Lauren got through? That means I'm two for two this week. :)

jd4eva
Sep 2nd, 2003, 01:59 AM
Yay!

Go Cle!

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 2nd, 2003, 06:31 AM
the 2 girls i liked got through!!!!

go jamaican and gosford girl!

Fantastic
Sep 3rd, 2003, 04:01 PM
There was an article on Cle this morning in the paper:

CLE'S IDOL LAUGHTER

Laughter comes just as easily to WA's sole finalist in Ten's Australian Idol as her striking voice and dance moves. But as MELISSA KENT reveals, Kalamunda's 22-year-old performer has faced a serious responsibility for five years.

On stage, she has the voice, the moves and the looks of a soul queen, but on the telephone Perth singer Cle just couldn't stop giggling.

Cle, whose full name is Cleonie Morgan-Wootton, has been in a mirthful mood since Monday night when she became the only WA contestant to make it through to the final 10 on Channel 10's talent quest Australian Idol.

The Kalamunda 22-year-old's rendition of Diesel's "Come To Me," delivered with funky dance moves, was one of the few performances on Sunday night's show to pass muster with "crankypants" judges Mark Holden, Marcia Hines and Ian "Dicko" Dickson, who flayed several contestants and reduced one to tears.

Holden called her "perplexing and engaging", while Dicko waxed lyrical about her eccentric image.

Viewers obviously agreed, voting Cle and another favourite, 17-year-old Lauren Buckley, through to the final stage of the contest on Monday night.

Speaking from Sydney yesterday, Cle admitted she hadn't stopped laughing since the vote was handed down.

"I couldn't stop giggling before I found out and afterwards," she said. "I think my response to the whole situation was to laugh the whole night, even when I got back to the hotel room."

Cle is a veteran of the stage and small screen. Her first taste of the entertainment industry came as a two-year-old when she starred in a Perth ice-cream commercial. As a teenager she starred in the WA children's series "Ship To Shore" in the mid-1990's and also in "The Gift".

She studied dance at John Curtin Senior High School and now teaches dance at Sevenoaks Senior College and Kalamunda Senior High School.

But her biggest passions are singing and looking after four-year-old daughter, Taeana.

Cle, whose parents brought her from England to Australia when she was one, has a Jamaican mother and an English father. Her parents instilled in her a love of music - both are in reggae bands - and she grew up listening to reggae, gospel, and R&B. Now she writes her own music with band Loop, which play regular gigs at the Aberdeen Hotel.

"I love to sing and to move, I like to combine everything," she said. "Performing is the only thing I know. I've tried many other jobs but failed. I worked in Footlocker for a day and my mum's hairdressing salon, but I hated it."

Cle was one of three WA contestants in a group of 40 selected by the judges from 10,000 wannabe-stars who auditioned around Australia in July. Fellow West Australians Chelsea J Gibson, 25, and Cosima De Vito, 26, - a favourite of the judges - failed to make it through to the final stage, though they are still eligible for a "wildcard" entry.

The televised talent quest is based on the Pop Idol format dreamt up two years ago by British pop svengali Simon Fuller. A massive ratings success in Britain and America, it aims to find the next singing sensation through a process of elimination in which viewers vote for their favourite performer.

Cle, who became a single mother at 17, said her life experience allowed her to cope with the pressures of Australian Idol better than most.

"Becoming a mother so young had a very good effect on me," she said. "I'm very different to most 22-year-olds because I have something else to think about."

The possibility of a record deal with BMG now dangles temptingly before her. While only the winner is guaranteed a single and album release, BMG can offer a record deal to any of the final 40 contestants. The final 10 will also record an album in October.

Cle's mother, Evadney Wootton, is not surprised at her daughter's success.

"She was a born performer," she said "She's never had any formal singing lessons but in our culture, music is like a heartbeat. It's like the air you breathe."

Martian Stacey
Sep 4th, 2003, 05:07 AM
did anyone see Anthony on Rove? i fell asleep and missed it :o

but i did see when Peter Helliar did a bit of an impersonation of him :haha:

Sam L
Sep 4th, 2003, 05:09 AM
did anyone see Anthony on Rove? i fell asleep and missed it :o

but i did see when Peter Helliar did a bit of an impersonation of him :haha:
Actually I saw him, but I didn't see Peter Helliar. Lucky you, I'm sure the spoof must've been funnier than him. He was boring, you didn't miss anything.

But talking about Rove, the mock job interview was hilarious! I've been to more than a fair share of job interviews, I was just cracking up during that. :lol:

Martian Stacey
Sep 4th, 2003, 05:17 AM
i think it was during the mock job interview, i'm not sure though :confused: all Pete did was say into the phone "Please say you're proud of me.... " while pretending to be crying :p

Sam L
Sep 4th, 2003, 05:19 AM
i think it was during the mock job interview, i'm not sure though :confused: all Pete did was say into the phone "Please say you're proud of me.... " while pretending to be crying :p
Oh yeah I saw that. LOL that was really funny too. :lol:

Fantastic
Sep 4th, 2003, 04:06 PM
Peter Helliar and Corrine Grant both annoy me. Is that why Rove hired them? To make himself look good? ;)

Martian Stacey
Sep 4th, 2003, 11:56 PM
i like Pete :D i met him once ;)

and Corrine is ok, a bit of an idiot though ;)

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 7th, 2003, 11:16 AM
the girls were good tonite except that guy/girl maybe i should call him a shim!?

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 7th, 2003, 11:24 AM
shim = courtney, i loved the performance!! but geeze surely she/he cant make it!!

xr6turbo
Sep 7th, 2003, 03:06 PM
Yeah Paulini was really good, i hope she goes through!!

Fantastic
Sep 7th, 2003, 03:22 PM
Tough to pick just two from tonight's show. It was quite strong. Rob, Anton, Stu, Courtney and Paulini all have a chance. Ben and Marcus are longer odds. I forgot the other girls' name, but I don't think she'll make it anyway.

I'll pick Courtney, Stu, Rob and Anton. Two of those four will go through to the Top 10.

Fantastic
Sep 8th, 2003, 04:27 PM
No one posted a verdict yet? Wow, cool. I haven't seen it yet. I recorded it. I never miss "Friends" and "Malcolm in the Middle". :D

I have a feeling about Stu and Anton, with Rob somewhere in the mix. I'm testing my psychic abilities. ;)

Rising Sun
Sep 8th, 2003, 06:15 PM
Paulini & Rob got through. :)

Courtney & Stu got nominated for the WC show.

Gowza
Sep 9th, 2003, 04:16 AM
i didn't mind the people who got through. but i was dissapointed that alex is gone. she had a very nice package with her voice and her looks.

Fantastic
Sep 9th, 2003, 04:42 PM
The Top 10 are:

Peter
Daniel
MattKelly
Shannon
Guy
Lauren
Cle
Rob
Paulini

Australia's favourites were Peter, Matt, Shannon, Lauren and Rob. Anything can happen, but those were the contestants who won the most votes in their individual shows. I personally like Daniel, Kelly, Shannon, Lauren, Cle and Rob. :)

Wildcard Show:

Courtney and Stu are into the WC show. Who else will join them? My bets are on Rebecca, Rebekah, Eli, Cosima and Jennifer - the judges LOVED them. Add Courtney and Stu to the cast and that leaves one more place - I'm assuming there will be 8 contestants again. (Fingers crossed for Veronica, but unlikely since the judges totally dismissed her as a try-hard Tina Arena wannabe.)

Next Sunday, the show is 90 minutes long. Each contestant sings a complete song. One winner will be selected by the judges, the other by the audience.

Fantastic
Sep 9th, 2003, 04:44 PM
Oh yeah, Axle maybe, to round out the 8 performers. If there are to be 10 performers, I don't know who else. Levi and the other Shannon perhaps?

Gowza
Sep 9th, 2003, 11:27 PM
i think the judges might bring back lorena.

AUSBOY
Sep 11th, 2003, 03:15 AM
I know for a fact that Yolande is coming back for the Wildcard show!! A friend of mine knows her family and found out and she wont be sitting on a stool this time!

Sam L
Sep 11th, 2003, 03:40 AM
I want Axle back and into the Top 12. Also Rebekah has to make it right? She's going to the judges' pick.

Fantastic
Sep 11th, 2003, 04:40 PM
Rob is so cute. That smile! :hearts:

I'm glad they asked Stu and Courtney back for the WC show. That last qualifying round was a tough call.

I still believe that the voting is influenced by the positioning of the performances. Look at the results. No one who performed in the first four performances of any show has ever been selected to go through to the Top 10. This may be due to viewers tuning in late and missing the first 20 minutes, or it may be due to forgetfulness. This has resulted in the non-selection of some very good singers. IMO anyway.

I would love to hear Stu or Shannon sing "Heaven Knows" by Rick Price. I love that song and I reckon they'd do a good job of it.

Fantastic
Sep 13th, 2003, 05:05 PM
Bumping for tomorrow.

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 14th, 2003, 10:57 AM
Yolande done me proud tonite!! She sung STUCK by Stacie Pretty good!!.. but he voice isn`t strong enough!!!! But its really about time some of them done these poppy tunes that will make them become a supastar!

Sam L
Sep 14th, 2003, 11:30 AM
Axle is sooo hot! OMG! :fiery:

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 14th, 2003, 11:36 AM
Axle is sooo hot! OMG! :fiery:

lol I dont see anything in him :eek:

Cosima is soo good :worship:

Sam L
Sep 14th, 2003, 12:17 PM
I think Cosima and Bek will get through.

There are already 6 guys and only 4 girls.

Axle may get in on votes. If he does Bek will get the judges' votes.

Gowza
Sep 14th, 2003, 01:14 PM
i think cosima, courtney and rebecca were the best. i was dissapointed that lorena wasn't brought back.

Fantastic
Sep 14th, 2003, 04:48 PM
Wow, I predicted almost all the WCs except Liban. I predicted Jennifer Pearl, but she wasn't asked back. Liban was a waste of a WC. Shame on the judges. Shame, shame, shame. :(

Eli sucked. She has never sounded good. She fucked up one of my favourite songs tonight. I will never forgive her! Jennifer should have sung that one. Her voice would have done "Permission To Shine" justice.

Stu fell short. He's definitely a good performer, but he didn't rise to the occasion when the song called for it. I don't mind his Tom Jones-ish voice. That's the way he sings. The judges need to get a clue and stop trying to change him.

Yolande didn't do "Stuck" any justice. She tried to copy Stacie Orrico's performance on "The Panel" and it was inferior. I really don't mind her sitting down. At least she was original and stood out. It was her gimmick. Now she's like everyone else and she sucked as a result. Dicko has no clue. Shame, Dicko, shame.

Liban :rolleyes: Mark Holden loses all credibility once again. This competition isn't about World Music. If he loves this guy so fucking much, Mark should just give him a fucking recording contract already and they can happily make World Music together. :rolleyes:

Rebekah was very shaky at the start and she messed up the middle part of the song. Surprised the judges didn't catch on to it. I know the song inside out and Rebekah left a stench through the middle. She pulled it together in the end but it wasn't a convincing performance. Very self-indulgent of her to relay a message to her son at the start of the song.

Courtney was a ham. A total star. I didn't think she pulled off the chorus very well when she was jumping around, but the rest of her performance distracted from that enough to earn her a pass from the judges. But I must say that out of all the contestants, Courtney really raised the bar. Talk about courage. Going all "rock chick" was a decidedly brave move compared to last week.

Axle did a decent job. He sounded original. He looked good. He has beautiful eyes. But what was going on with his hair though? I didn't think there was anything special about his performance but he was steady and solid. He needed to really raise the bar though.

I agreed with Dicko about Cosima. She has grown as a performer. Her funkier number showed her versatility and it was great to see her loosen up. Thankfully this time, she didn't choose a song that people hated with a passion. Instead, it was a Delta Goodrem song - sympathy points - but a song that not everyone knows very well. Could be a plus or a minus there. Despite all this, I wanted to like Cosima but I thought she was just a good few rungs above average. If only her voice wasn't so deep. Singing a chord higher would have made a world of difference to her performance.

Levi did nothing for me. Snooze. Wasn't spectacularly bad, but it wasn't spectacularly great either. The voice was good, the performance was above ordinary. Positioned in the lineup for something good but, whatever, his "R&B" was "Retread & Boring".

Rebecca fucked it up from the start with her choice of song. What was she thinking!? On a show like this, you really want to showcase your voice, not dance around like an inferior Jennifer Lopez clone. If she wanted to do it this way, she needed to be fitter physically. It's a shame when an average singer like Jennifer Lopez outsings a good pop voice... while dancing! I didn't see the need for Rebecca to move that much anyway. She could've sung the song on the spot and danced on the spot. Way too much movement and she couldn't compare to Courtney in terms of physicality or fitness. Rebecca could have won this. Bad luck and a shame.

The WC show was disappointing overall. I felt there was more talent and Idol material in this show than the actual Top 10, but it was such a huge letdown. All of them needed to raise the bar, and only Courtney and Cosima managed it, though only slightly. Both went through a transformation. It was more unexpected from Cosima, but watching Courtney go all rock chick was funny and disturbing at the same time. Courtney has star quality. Cosima has a great voice and stage presence without the antics.

My picks from tonight are Courtney and Cosima but I don't think the home viewers will agree with me. Prove me wrong. If Cosima had the flamboyancy of Courtney, she would get chosen. Will Australia choose a drag queen? They nearly did last week. I think she still has a good chance. She really stood out tonight in my mind. Cosima didn't stand out so much - Liban stood out more, but for all the wrong reasons - but I think the judges will select Cosima if she doesn't go through, although they have been partial to Rebekah despite her lacklustre performance tonight.

With regards to the show in general, I'm not really seeing anyone in the Top 10 or otherwise who could potentially have Top 10 songs sold by the truckload anywhere else in the world. Will Peter, Daniel, Kelly, Guy, Matt, Shannon, Cle, Lauren, Rob, Paulini, or one of the WCs sell as many records as Kelly Clarkson or Gareth Gates anywhere else in the world apart from Australia? This much I know, some of them are a darn sight better than someone like Candice Alley or Sarah Whatmore. Who on earth gave those two recording contracts?

Gowza
Sep 14th, 2003, 11:36 PM
Fantastic, i agree that rebeccfa fucked up this week but in her first try she was great. being brought back gives them a chance to showcase their versatility, the judges already know they can sing.

AUSBOY
Sep 15th, 2003, 02:28 AM
I was looking forward to the Wildcards show. As there were a few talents which had been unlucky to not get through previously. Infortunately there were about 4 out of the 10 that I would have liked to make it through but only 2 can get through :sad:

Eli - I was disappointed when she didnt make it through in the first round. This girl has spunk but she totally f**ked up with her choice of song this time. She does have a beautiful deep voice. She should have sung the 4 Non Blondes hit or something, 'Permission to shine' was just not written for her low voice and it was a very flat performance! I was disappointed that she flopped!

Stu - Don't know how he made it this far, very average in appearance and talent. Great at entertaining an audience, but would never sell a record! Not even in the running

Yolande - I thought she was good, unfortunately with all the performances the volume of the band was too loud and it drowned her voice out a bit. She is beautiful and has talent, unfortunately for her I thought she was the 3rd best on the night and I dont think she will get through :sad:

Liban - Didnt know how to dress, had no clue about what song to sing, like a few others on the night they are just clueless with choice of song/outfit etc. Sad thing is he has talent, he just requires a lot of guidance which you dont get at this stage in the competition.

Bek - Awesome, I love this girl, I thought her performance was immaculate, I think she may have fucked up a couple of notes but it was a great performance and she really stood out from the others IMO. Her stage presence is exceptational. I thought she was the best on the night but I dont think she will get through but I hope like hell she does! She was smart again on her dress and choice of song, makes a huge difference. My favourite performance of the night.

Courtney - He is a total performer, shame for him that he can't sing. A gutsy number and he pulled it off, very entertaining. He's great live but would anyway seriously buy an album of his? he's not a singer he's an entertainer, like Stu! He deserved his wildcard though.

Axle - What a tosser, his dance moves (sways) resembled wanting to do a shit on the toilet! He was terrible, my whole family was laughing at his performance. Clearly the worst of the night. Such a try hard with an inflated ego! His interview afterwards showed this and wont do him any favours. I will be mad if he gets through as all I can describe him as is a punce!

Cosima - What an unbelievable voice! She sang awesome! My problem is that she is just that, a voice! She's too boney and cant sing without looking in pain, not very appealing to look at performing, she's just not the whole package IMO. Best voice of the night but non-appealing and I don't think she's that marketable unfortunately, 5th best of the night, but I think she will probably be selected through to the last 10.

Levi - How good was he, great stage presence, good moves, great choice of song, he performed it really well. Close to the best performance of the night. I think he may well get through.

Rebecca - Another clueless performance, such a shame as this girl has the talent! She just chose the wrong song, the wrong dress and the wrong boots! She has the looks, she has the voice, but she needs guidance. She's very marketable but I dont think she did herself any favours. I think thats why the Mark Holden was quick to shut Dicko up and say she was 'awesome' he knew her performance sucked, but he knows she has the talent and is a marketable equity!

The WC show was up and down, lots of talented people, just surprised at how many of them failed due to their poor choice of songs/styling.

My Order

1.) Bek (Fantastic performance, really felt the song, great stage presence, really hope she gets through!)
2.) Levi (very smooth performance, couldnt really fault it, just maybe needs to tone up a little!)
3.) Yolande (solid but not spectacular performance, has enormous marketability)
4.) Rebecca (terrible performance but like Yolande has enormous marketability)
5.) Cosima (great voice, nothing else unfortunately)

Verdict - I think Cosima and Levi will probably get through, Rebecca will probably be the 3rd

Sam L
Sep 15th, 2003, 02:30 AM
Am I the only one who mistakes Rebecca LaVauney's name as Rebecca DeMornay? :lol:

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 15th, 2003, 10:43 AM
oh 3 go through tonite! YES!!! Go Rececca!!!

Sam L
Sep 15th, 2003, 11:21 AM
Bek is IN! Yeah! :D

Chance
Sep 15th, 2003, 11:29 AM
Levi is such a tryhard(lol I haven't used that word in a while)

Courtney's performance last night was entertaining but her voice is nothing much.... though I would have pick him/her over Levi.

While Bek has a sweet voice but cannot sing those high notes if her life depended on it... but I wanted her to go through.

Benny
Sep 15th, 2003, 11:37 AM
I think that Eli should have gotton through, but I agree with Cosima and Bec getting through.

AUSBOY
Sep 15th, 2003, 11:46 AM
Im happy with the 3 that got through, they deserved it!

Courtney, whilst a great entertainer could not sing to save herself so i'm glad she didnt make it.

I'm more annoyed about some of the people that got through in earlier rounds, I feel some of them don't deserve their place in the top 10. Would rather have Yolande or Rebecca in there.

martinafan
Sep 15th, 2003, 11:49 AM
I'm VERY VERY happy with the three that got through - they were my top 3 from last night's show, so I'm very happy!

And also VERY glad that Daniel withdrew - that made it possible for the 3 to go through...otherwise Levi would've missed out...

Sam L
Sep 15th, 2003, 01:54 PM
I don't like Levi. But I don't mind he got through. He's better than Daniel Wakefield IMO.

Fantastic
Sep 15th, 2003, 04:57 PM
:eek: Why did Daniel withdraw!? :eek:

Fantastic
Sep 15th, 2003, 05:11 PM
Fantastic, i agree that rebeccfa fucked up this week but in her first try she was great. being brought back gives them a chance to showcase their versatility, the judges already know they can sing.

So what is the point of the show? To impress Australia or to impress the judges? She had to prove herself all over again. That was the point of the WC show. She had to prove that she was worthy of a spot in the final. If she wanted to display her versatility, she had to perform better than she'd performed before. And she didn't. Bye-bye Rebecca.

Fantastic
Sep 15th, 2003, 05:19 PM
Levi got through? I don't see what's so special about him. I don't understand why Marcia gushes over him? He's so... blergh. Is he worth a recording contract? Anybody remember Daniel Amalm? I thought not. Well, Levi isn't even as good as him. Idol material? Not even close. LOL.

Martian Stacey
Sep 16th, 2003, 01:14 AM
:eek: Why did Daniel withdraw!? :eek:
he already had a recording contract or something like that

Martian Stacey
Sep 16th, 2003, 01:16 AM
Levi got through? I don't see what's so special about him. I don't understand why Marcia gushes over him? He's so... blergh. Is he worth a recording contract? Anybody remember Daniel Amalm? I thought not. Well, Levi isn't even as good as him. Idol material? Not even close. LOL.
lol i totally agree!

Gowza
Sep 16th, 2003, 03:35 AM
So what is the point of the show? To impress Australia or to impress the judges? She had to prove herself all over again. That was the point of the WC show. She had to prove that she was worthy of a spot in the final. If she wanted to display her versatility, she had to perform better than she'd performed before. And she didn't. Bye-bye Rebecca.

to be a good artist versatility is important so if they show they can be versatile then i think that is one way of proving themselves worthy.

Fantastic
Sep 16th, 2003, 04:08 PM
to be a good artist versatility is important so if they show they can be versatile then i think that is one way of proving themselves worthy.

That's true, but she didn't "perform" on the night. That was the purpose of getting the second chance. As Dicko said, "all these people here tonight, failed the first time." They didn't impress Australia. If Rebecca was going to prove her versatility, she needed to do a good job of it like Cosima. Instead, she made a huge mistake. Her bad choices proved she was NOT worthy.

Fantastic
Sep 16th, 2003, 04:28 PM
he already had a recording contract or something like that

Thanks Stacey. That's a shame about Daniel, but the exposure he's already received from the show will help his career nicely. I would've voted for him in the final. He's gorgeous and can sing a heck of a song! :hearts:

Next Sunday has a 70's theme. Two performers will be eliminated the following night! My guesses are Cosima and Levi. I'm probably showing my bias against Levi here but logically, he was second amongst the WC's and that places him on the bottom of the rung. Then again, I also like Cosima, but I've selected her also. She probably didn't even rate in the Top 3 of the WC show initially. No one seems to like her, which is a pity since she has such a great voice and could be very sexy given a great stylist.

Did anyone else know that Rebekah was a member of the Aussie band, Swoop?

Did anyone else know that Cle often writes songs with two former members of the Aussie band, Baby Animals?

Talk about a leg up in the industry! And here I was having a go at Brielle.

Did anyone else know that Rob "Millsy" Mills is a member of three Melbourne bands and sometimes performs in all three in one night? He does this regularly apparently. And oh, he's sooo cute. I want to buy him a puppy. Aaaaah...

go hingis
Sep 17th, 2003, 07:44 AM
My thoughts.

Rebecca should have made it, and not only because I actually for the first time ever voted on one of these shows but she has ten times more talent then anyone in the top 10.

Cle chose the wrong song, she was ten times better in her last performance. I saw Rebecca sing Permission to shine live at my sisters dancing concert one year, and she impressed me so much I thought she kicked Vanessa amorosi ass.

Levi is Cute, good song, great performance.

Cle and Bec have great voices but that's all I see, no star quality no va va voom.

Yonlande and Rebecca both picked great pop songs but not great one's for their voices.

Rebecca stuffed up her performance abit but kept performing and covered up, I liked that she performed and didn't just sing like the rest.

The dress, the look, the voice and the moves, she's got, oh why oh why didn't she get thru.

I think going for a sexy look didn't help with all these young jealous girls voting.

TS
Sep 17th, 2003, 03:28 PM
Did anyone else know that Rebekah was a member of the Aussie band, Swoop?

Did anyone else know that Cle often writes songs with two former members of the Aussie band, Baby Animals?

Talk about a leg up in the industry! And here I was having a go at Brielle.

Did anyone else know that Rob "Millsy" Mills is a member of three Melbourne bands and sometimes performs in all three in one night? He does this regularly apparently. And oh, he's sooo cute. I want to buy him a puppy. Aaaaah...

Yes, Yes, and Yes ;)

Also Cosima has spent some time in America, got herself an agent over there, recorded demo's and met with record company execs but nothing came of it...

Oh and I remember Daniel Amalm. Unfortunately.

No one has really grabbed me yet. I loved Courtney Act, but I'll be going for Cle and Cosima...the latter especially. Even if it doesn't work out (she has no chance really with the way the voting has gone), she has a career ahead of her.

Fantastic
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:00 PM
Yes, Yes, and Yes ;)

Oh, did you want to buy "Millsy" a puppy too? :p ;) LOL!

Princess Fiona
Sep 17th, 2003, 05:48 PM
:wavey: I'm not Australian, or in Australia, so I can't watch this show... :tears: But I just saw that Daniel Amalm was mentioned? I remember him when he was in "Home and Away" a few years ago!! Is he still a big star in Australia? I remember him being quite popular in this country when he was in "Home and Away"... :) (I don't know if his music was ever released in this country, the UK, though... )

:dog: <--- Is this okay for a puppy? :) ;)

go hingis
Sep 18th, 2003, 03:52 AM
Can someone tell me what character Daniel played on H&A, the name doesn't ring a bell.

Fantastic
Sep 18th, 2003, 04:14 PM
LOL. The initial purpose was to imply that Daniel Amalm was forgettable. LOL. But here I am proving myself wrong again...

For Fiona and go hingis: Daniel Amalm played 'Jack' on "Home & Away". He had flings with Selina, Sally, Shannon, Angel's sister Frankie, Eva and a few other nondescript chicks. Jack was the town troublemaker who eventually sharpened up and flew right. He eventually left Summer Bay to join the Navy. He came back for a couple of episodes not long after he left the show to say hello to Pippa, but hasn't returned since. Daniel tried to kickstart a music career after H&A and released a rap version of "Classical Gas" and a couple of forgettable follow-ups, including "Honey Dip". He then subsequently released an album with those songs on it. That tanked and he went back to busking (where he was originally spotted by a talent agent) for a bit. Then he did a bit more acting and modelling, mostly in commercials and print ads, but hasn't been around in ages. He's probably a shoe salesman (ala Al Bundy) now. God only knows. He came from the streets, he went back to the streets. ;)

Yeah, obviously I forgot all about Daniel Amalm. :rolleyes: LOL. :D ;)

Fiona, aaawwww... puppyyyyyyy!!! I think I need to buy YOU a puppy, ya little cutie. I love puppies, they're so cute. But one thing... What is that puppy doing? :confused: :o ;)

Fantastic
Sep 18th, 2003, 04:19 PM
Oh, he's running. Running away from ME!!! :o ;)

Princess Fiona
Sep 18th, 2003, 07:37 PM
LOL. The initial purpose was to imply that Daniel Amalm was forgettable. LOL. But here I am proving myself wrong again...

For Fiona and go hingis: Daniel Amalm played 'Jack' on "Home & Away". He had flings with Selina, Sally, Shannon, Angel's sister Frankie, Eva and a few other nondescript chicks. Jack was the town troublemaker who eventually sharpened up and flew right. He eventually left Summer Bay to join the Navy. He came back for a couple of episodes not long after he left the show to say hello to Pippa, but hasn't returned since. Daniel tried to kickstart a music career after H&A and released a rap version of "Classical Gas" and a couple of forgettable follow-ups, including "Honey Dip". He then subsequently released an album with those songs on it. That tanked and he went back to busking (where he was originally spotted by a talent agent) for a bit. Then he did a bit more acting and modelling, mostly in commercials and print ads, but hasn't been around in ages. He's probably a shoe salesman (ala Al Bundy) now. God only knows. He came from the streets, he went back to the streets. ;)

Yeah, obviously I forgot all about Daniel Amalm. :rolleyes: LOL. :D ;)

Fiona, aaawwww... puppyyyyyyy!!! I think I need to buy YOU a puppy, ya little cutie. I love puppies, they're so cute. But one thing... What is that puppy doing? :confused: :o ;)

Fantastic, thanks very much for the Daniel Amalm information!! Aaah, this is taking me back to my "H&A" watching days... *nostalgia* :) Now I have Shane in my head (Dieter Brummer - whatever happened to HIM?) and Damian and Tug... Aaaah!! And Finlay and the actor who was her boyfriend in real life... (I think the actor's name was Andrew Hill but I forget the character's name... Aaargh!! :banghead: My memory is NOT what it used to be... *sniiiiff* ;) ) Again, thanks very much indeed... :)

Awwww... :) I love puppies too!! Here we go... For YOU Fantastic!! You can name him...

:dog:

Name this puppy after the Australian Idol winner? Awww... *bark* ;) What is he doing? He seems to be a very excited puppy... ;) He's running to you, not away from you Fantastic, I am sure!! :)

I wish the faves of this thread good luck - again, I cannot watch this show but there is this thread... :) I will have to stick around!! And I have a good source from Oz who has been a help to me here... :)

go hingis
Sep 19th, 2003, 06:08 AM
Thanks Fantastic. I thought that's who you where talking about, remember his chubby cheeks in H&A, but none of his songs.

Fantastic
Sep 19th, 2003, 04:01 PM
No problem, go hingis.

Fiona:

Dieter Brummer did some crappy TV shows and disappeared. I think he also went bald. LOL.

Damian (aka Matt Doran) is doing rather well for himself. He starred in the Terrance Malick movie, "The Thin Red Line" and was in a couple of episodes of "Always Greener," a high-rating Aussie TV drama, which, unfortunately, has since been cancelled. I think he's making a go of it in America at the mo.

Tug (aka Tristan Bancks), haven't seen or heard a peep from him since leaving the show.

Can't mention Tug without mentioning Laura Vasquez, who played Sarah. She did a "Healthy Choice" TV ad and supports the Argentinean tennis players at the Adidas International every year. That's all I know about her.

Andrew Hill played Hayden Ross. He came back to "H&A" and was a bit of a naughty boy but then left again and I don't know what he's done since, if anything.

Finlay (aka Tina Thomsen) looked so much like Baby Spice that I wouldn't be surprised if they were one and the same person. LOL. She guest-starred in a couple of crappy TV shows and then went away too.

Darn it, Fiona, this is the Australian Idol thread! LOL. ;)

PUPPYYYYYYYYY!!!!

TS
Sep 20th, 2003, 04:30 AM
Fantastic...don't forget that Matt Doran (a/k/a Damian) had a supporting role in 'The Matrix'.

Andrew Hill is now known around the traps as Charlton Hill ;) I'm surprised you didn't know that Fan :p Anyway, Charlton Hill has had a couple of top 50 hits the past year and has just released a debut album...he's got the brooding male singer/songwriter thing happening. For me, it's all a tad bland and I'm not a fan of his music.

azza
Sep 20th, 2003, 04:38 AM
Beck Is The Best

xr6turbo
Sep 20th, 2003, 04:43 AM
Yeah i rekon Bek and Cle are the best.

Martian Stacey
Sep 20th, 2003, 06:17 AM
Fantastic...don't forget that Matt Doran (a/k/a Damian) had a supporting role in 'The Matrix'.

Andrew Hill is now known around the traps as Charlton Hill ;) I'm surprised you didn't know that Fan :p Anyway, Charlton Hill has had a couple of top 50 hits the past year and has just released a debut album...he's got the brooding male singer/songwriter thing happening. For me, it's all a tad bland and I'm not a fan of his music.
i love Charlton Hill's music :D ;)

Fantastic
Sep 20th, 2003, 03:40 PM
Andrew Hill is Charlton Hill? What? I thought Charlton Hill was a woman? What does he/she/it sing?

Fantastic
Sep 20th, 2003, 03:42 PM
Does that mean Tina Thomsen is really Emma Bunton? ;)

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 21st, 2003, 12:33 PM
Paulini was SOO GOOD! and COSIMA was HOT STUFF! HUBA HUBA MAN!! those 2 chicks were awesome!!

Princess Fiona
Sep 21st, 2003, 01:19 PM
Fantastic :worship: - thanks for the information!! You are truly fantastic... :worship: ;)

You think Dieter Brummer went bald? Ohhh, he was very popular in this country for a time... *remembering my 15 year old days* ;) Nice to hear about everyone - pleased Matt Doran is doing well!! And interesting to hear about Laura Vasquez!! :)

Good luck to everyone's faves in this show!! *roar* :D (And Good luck to Charlton Hill... ;) *must investigate* ;) )

TS
Sep 21st, 2003, 04:10 PM
Cosima, Paulini and Millsy were the standouts tonight. Especially Cosima :hearts:

Paulini really impressed me. Gosh I thought this girl had no personality after watching her in the semi-finals, but tonight she nailed it.

I was a little disappointed in Cle's performance because I felt she really should be showcasing that fabulous voice rather than singing in hushed tones. She has great presence though and will not be eliminated.

I agree pretty much with Yoshie on everything. The most dull performance of the night was from Peter. Lauren also didn't do it for me at all. Neither did Matt or Rebekah....as Matt is a good looking guy, he will get through. Unfortunately I think Rebekah may have blown it. But it doesn't really matter, she's going places and already looks to have some industry support behind her.

This is how I ranked them tonight
1.Cosima - Excellent. If she gets eliminated (let's remember that she hasn't had any public support yet) I will stop watching.
2.Paulini - VERY impressed.
3.Rob 'Millsy' - My fave of the guys, he is in no danger of being eliminated any time soon.
4.Cle - Along with Cosima, she's my fave of the finalists. She will get better...
5.Levi - Im not a fan of him at all, but he nailed it tonight and he will get through
6.Kelly - I wasn't happy that she beat the other Rebecca in the SF, but tonight she was great.
7.Guy - Bleh. He is hot and cold, I'm a tad indifferent to him but he's got a great voice and that saved him tonight.
8.Rebekah - Perhaps she should be lower but she's got class and hopefully that will be enough to pull her through, but I doubt it. I think the country may vote Peter ahead of her as he's got the farmer thing going for him.
9.Shannon - Great voice, but he didn't connect with me at all.
10.Matt - Yawn.
11.Lauren - I just didn't believe a 17 year old singing a line about 'making love to you'...a girl that looks so innocent cannot pull that off. I don't get what the fuss is with this girl. She seems like a deer caught in the headlights. She's got talent but out of her depth here...weakest of the chicks tonight.
12.Peter - Dull. But Aussie battler = votes.

For me, Lauren and Peter were the weakest performers. But they have public support...so I have a feeling Rebekah will be one of the unfortunate ones.

Fantastic
Sep 21st, 2003, 04:52 PM
My Verdicts:

Levi - As much as I hate to admit it, he was good tonight and didn't disappoint his fans. Not my cup of tea, but he did well for himself. 8/10.

Lauren - I love the song, but it wasn't right for her. She didn't look comfortable and if she can't hack the studio audience, she won't cut it in front of the crowd at the Sydney Opera House. 6/10.

Rebekah - About the same standard as her WC show performance, I thought. Capable of better and surprised she didn't rise to the occasion. Will need luck to stay in the hunt. 6/10.

Matt - He's not my cup of tea and the song and his voice was below par. I don't see his appeal. He looks weird, almost serial killer creepy. I don't find his shyness endearing. 6/10.

Rob - Hehehe. Puppyyyyy! Cute performance. Had the girls screaming for more. Loved the performance and the song, not really his voice. But still Oz Idol-worthy. 9/10.

Cosima - I love Cosima's voice. I love her attitude in the more upbeat numbers. I love her general attitude towards performance. She's coming up nicely and I would definitely buy a Cosima De Vito CD. 9/10

Peter - Like the song, shame about the face. The voice is okay but his selection into the Top 10 seems like a cruel joke. I'm still waiting for the scam to be exposed. I don't see the Idol in him. 6/10.

Cle - I love her style. She did a good job and handled the material well. Wasn't a bad thing I could say about her performance. She has potential. 8/10.

Guy - I don't like Guy. Anything I write would show my bias. He's fugly. He needs to lose some weight. Something about him puts me off. He makes me cringe. Horrifying. Okay voice though. 6/10.

Kelly - She has a great voice and sang the song with conviction. She did move like a goose, however. Nothing wrong with that though as it didn't really add or take away anything from the performance. 8/10

Shannon - They keep pegging him as 'country' but I never think that until the judges mention it. He gives a great pop performance for someone who is 'country' though. I love Shannon. 8/10.

Paulini - Wow, she made a great song choice and she blew everyone away. It may have had something to do with being the last song of the night, but she gave an absolutely fantastic performance. 10/10.

Overall: A very high standard tonight. Some cracked. Some soared. But that's what it's all about.

Loved: Paulini, Cosima, Shannon.
Puppies: Rob :hearts:
Cool: Kelly, Cle.
Disappointing: Lauren, Rebekah.
Not Fussed: Levi.
Loathed: Matt, Peter, Guy.

Who Might Go: Lauren, Matt, Rebekah or Peter.

Gowza
Sep 22nd, 2003, 02:04 AM
i'm dissapointed with this top 12 but it was still a pretty good night. i didn't think lev's performance was all that great. i mean it was great and he started the show off well but i just thought he could have done heaps better but it was still awesome. millys really impressed me i can't believe dicko said his voice wasn't that great the last time he sang. cosima was bloudy hot and not just the way she looked, everything about her performance was hot but ever since the top 40 was picked i've been impressed with her. lauren is a good singer but she doesn't have much appeal to me. bek needed to step it up and didn't. cle she's ok but i still don't get what's so great about her. matt i never liked until last night but he did well. peter shouldn't have been there but oh well, i liked the song but hated his voice and his version of the song. guy, he impressed me in the past, he did pretty good but other styles suit his voice better. kelly i didn't like, i just don't like her as a solo artist. shannon, i'm like Fan, why do the judges keep pegging him as a country singer? but i think the judges were right, he took the safe option it just looked to easy for him. paulini was great and it was an awesome way to end the show.

i think my favourites are:

guys - levi, guy, rob and matt
girls - cosima, paulini (i don't like any of the other girls still there, lorena and rebecca are my favs that aren't there).

2 get cut. i would definately go with peter but i can't pick the other. shannon i dislike but his voice is to good to cut him it is so easy for him. but i don't want to cut one of the girls because they all have different things to offer. i guess i'll have to go with shannon, he has a great voice but i don't like anything else about him.

Sam L
Sep 22nd, 2003, 02:15 AM
I love Paulini. She's my new favourite, after Rebekah was very disappointing. You know, I'm beginning to think she's not a very versatile performer, she's the same all the time.

I think Rebekah and Levi might get the cut.

Sam L
Sep 22nd, 2003, 02:18 AM
I don't get the fuss with Peter (pig farmer) and Matt (blonde). They're both terrible.

My new favourite man is Shannon. My god, this man is hot. Not the performance, but the before sequence where he was on the farm and shearing sheep. And that sleeveless shirt! :o HOT HOT HOT!

AUSBOY
Sep 22nd, 2003, 04:46 AM
Get rid of Peter, Lauren, Matt for sure, clearly the worst 3 performers!

Also dont lucky the fuzzy hair guy, (Guy?) especially now that I know he is a religious freak that drives a motorbike! He's just to chubby and I thought he performance was lame even though he does have a good voice.

I hope two out of these 4 go.

I dont know why all of you think Bek is in danger of going out!

She has huge support, the wildcards from last week have the added advantage that they have had more media exposure and are therefore more popular. You forget that Bek was voted in by the public last week as top choice!

Overall the standard was pretty high, its clear to most people which few arent as talented, unfortunately due to their popularity they might scrap through!

Martian Stacey
Sep 22nd, 2003, 09:07 AM
Andrew Hill is Charlton Hill? What? I thought Charlton Hill was a woman? What does he/she/it sing?
the songs of his that i know are '2's Company', 'Deep' and 'Don't Sail' :)

Martian Stacey
Sep 22nd, 2003, 09:10 AM
most of the performers impressed me last night, even Levi :o lol i didn't think Peter was that great though so i'm hoping he goes ;)

Benny
Sep 22nd, 2003, 09:40 AM
Cosima is the best!

Chance
Sep 22nd, 2003, 10:33 AM
I thought Paulini was the best then Cosima.
Lauren, Matt and Peter just didn't have any spark

Rob is a cutie pie and though he may not have the strongest voice, his performance was the first one that had some energy and spark.
Levi- still a tryhard but his performance was smooth.

Disappointed with Bekah.. hopefully she can stay and improve next week

Sam L
Sep 22nd, 2003, 11:28 AM
Matt and Peter are gone. I'm glad it's them. I think they were nice, but they clearly underperformed.

AUSBOY
Sep 22nd, 2003, 04:13 PM
Im so glad Peter and Matt got booted, they were the least talented!

next to go should be Lauren and Guy!

Fantastic
Sep 22nd, 2003, 04:58 PM
Glad Peter and Matt are gone. Drop the curtains on Guy next week and we have a trifecta!

Surprised Kelly was in the bottom 3! That was harsh.

Lauren knew she should have gone but was incredibly lucky to survive. If she sings about "making love" again, I'm calling the cops. LOL. The judges didn't call her on that, so it makes me wonder what they're thinking when she sings that line, or why they don't mention it. :o

Cle should have sung "Moondance". Her voice was perfect for it. Lauren should have sung "Blame It On The Boogie" or "I'll Be There."

Boy, was Rebekah ever lucky. I didn't think she'd be eliminated but she'd better pull her socks up for next week. She's a seasoned performer. She should know better.

The bottom 3 finish doesn't necessarily spell disaster for Kelly next week. The last American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard, was in the bottom 2 of an elimination show, but went on to win the whole shebang. It's a good kick up the bum.

So who's left? Cosima, Paulini, Rob, Guy, Levi, Lauren, Rebekah, Shannon, Cle and Kelly. Wow, to think that the judges were worried that there were too many guys and not enough girls. Now there are more girls than guys. Will we see the third-ever female Idol winner? It will be interesting to see. Depending on their performances, I think Levi, Guy, Rebekah or Lauren might get the heave-ho next week. Rebekah has been shakey. Lauren is suspect. Levi is hanging on. Guy is wishful thinking.

Does anyone know what the theme is for next weeks' show?

TS
Sep 22nd, 2003, 05:06 PM
Marcia loves her Guy. Did you see her reaction when he stayed on? LOL. She shows a lot of bias toward him, Cle (she knows her mother) and Paulini in particular...but I guess the judges are allowed to have their favorites too :)

I'm happy that Matt and Peter went out tonight. Very surprised Kelly was in the bottom 3. Ouch. What people see in Lauren I don't understand...sure she's a cutie pie, but hello. School kid that looks like she belongs on the netball team (probably is).

The theme for next week's show is "Australian #1 Hits". Obviously songs that have made it no #1 in this country...

Fantastic
Sep 22nd, 2003, 05:31 PM
Thanks, TS. "Australian #1 Hits" sounds so boring. Now, "Australian One-Hit Wonders" would be a hoot! But if we're stuck with the other one, I'd like to see Lauren singing "Love You Right" by Euphoria while riding a rocking horse suggestively. I'll be ready on the blower to the cops quick-smart. LOL! Or maybe Rob could sing it while riding the rocking horse. LMAO!

So in anycase, I guess we should be prepared for some Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, Men At Work, Savage Garden, Silverchair, Girlfriend, Merril Bainbridge, Killing Heidi, Ian Moss, Delta Goodrem, Kylie Minogue, Holly Valance, Diesel, Jenny Morris, INXS or Divinyls.

Oh, for the chance to witness Guy performing "I Touch Myself" on primetime TV. :rolleyes: Or better yet... Lauren. ;) :D :o

TS
Sep 22nd, 2003, 05:35 PM
LOL. Actually I'm not sure what they mean...either it's songs that have made it to #1 (by any artist, local or international) or songs that have made it to #1 by Aussie artists.

*please let it be the former*

Rising Sun
Sep 22nd, 2003, 06:35 PM
Terry, I totally agree about Lauren. I don't see any star quality in her at all. Just the way she brings herself on stage seems like some nervous wreck. I don't think she sings all that well either. Hope she gets the boot next week... :rolleyes:

I was hoping Kelly would go out tonight. Her tough girl attitude just doesn't cut it for me. LMAO when she thought the 'comeback' she gave Dicko when he said she would be better suited in a band than a soloist was a riot. Yeah right... All she said was, "How about Avril?" :rolleyes: :p

Glad Matt's gone. He was awful. :o

I wish Rebecca was in the Top 12. She had everything... too bad her choice of song in the WC special sucked... :(

jd4eva
Sep 22nd, 2003, 11:17 PM
It's songs which have made it to no 1 on the Australian charts. Not Australian songs which have been no 1.

Paulini, Cle, Rebekah and Cosima are my faves. I'm hoping either Cle or Paulini wins...mostly Cle coz I just love her!

The guys are totally boring, I'd rather sleep than see them perform. In fact it was Shannon who drove me to turn off the TV and miss Paulini, and I heard she performed the best.

Cle performs, she doesn't just sing. I'm hoping she chucks in a few of those high notes next week. She was awesome when singing "Rise Up" and she just seems so loving and honest.

I was becoming a little disillusioned with it all when Peter and Matt got voted through but I like this final group now so I guess I'll continue watching :P.

BTW - Does anyone else cringe when Mark tries to speak like he's a teenager? It's so irritating and he called Cle "mighty might". Poor Cle, she just looked confused.

Martian Stacey
Sep 23rd, 2003, 12:06 AM
i'm happy with the outcome of last night, pretty shocked at Kelly being in the bottom 3 though

AUSBOY
Sep 23rd, 2003, 12:27 AM
Cant believe Kelly was bottom 3! :eek:

Lauren is now by far the worst left in it. Hope her and Guy are exposed next week as I want them out!

xr6turbo
Sep 23rd, 2003, 05:56 AM
I hope Cle wins aswell jd4eva!!! She is so cool!

jd4eva
Sep 23rd, 2003, 06:03 AM
I don't see what's wrong with Guy.

I mean he isn't an "idol" in terms of his appearance but his talent is undoubted.

He certainly has one of the better male voices, and certainly isn't any worse than say Peter in terms of his looks.

Sam L
Sep 23rd, 2003, 06:07 AM
I want Lauren, Levi and Guy out. I'm sorry I don't know what the hell anyone sees in Guy! Lauren is a neurotic teenage girl, maybe when she grows up, she'll be better, not now, too early. Levi is ok, but I just don't like his style of music.

My favourites are Paulini, Cle and Shannon. I hope one of the wins. Rob Mills? is also kinda getting on my nerves, he's good, but not that good. Come on!

Gowza
Sep 23rd, 2003, 06:25 AM
cosima is the best

Benny
Sep 23rd, 2003, 01:30 PM
I think Lauren and Guy will go this week.
I really hope Cosima keeps performing this way, I really want her to stay!

Experimentee
Sep 23rd, 2003, 03:26 PM
I've only watched a couple of episodes but I like Levi the best :)

Fantastic
Sep 23rd, 2003, 04:57 PM
Okay, so not just Australian artists, but songs that have made No. 1 in Australia. That leaves it wide open. "MmmBop" or "Macarena" anyone? ;)

xr6turbo
Sep 23rd, 2003, 05:31 PM
Please NOOOOO!!! Not MmmBop!!

Martian Stacey
Sep 24th, 2003, 06:27 AM
ewww Hanson :p

hopefully they'll choose some decent songs ;) *cough* Delta *cough* ;) :D

Fantastic
Sep 24th, 2003, 03:24 PM
LOL!

Did anyone like the Oz Idol song, "Rise Up"? I absolutely hated it! What dreck! I pity the contestants for having to sing it. Is that the type of material the Oz Idol winner faces when they win? It tries waaay too hard. And I'm not surprised Mark Holden wrote it either. He loses more and more credibility with me every week. :rolleyes:

Benny
Sep 26th, 2003, 10:55 AM
I actually thought they sounded a bit average singing it. Better than me though;)

Fantastic
Sep 27th, 2003, 04:31 PM
Hi :wavey:

Bumping for tomorrow night.

Martian Stacey
Sep 28th, 2003, 02:44 AM
Did anyone see the Idols singing at the grand final yesterday? i missed it, was it a good performance?

btw, sort of Idol related, i saw Kelly Clarkson at Channel V yesterday :)

xr6turbo
Sep 28th, 2003, 04:39 AM
They are going to show them performing at the grand final on tonites live show...I missed it aswell!!

Fantastic
Sep 28th, 2003, 03:23 PM
Their Grand Final performance looked kinda lip-synched. :o

Tonight's Live show wasn't as good as last weeks:

Cosima - Top class performance. She is worthy of being named AUSTRALIAN IDOL! 9/10

Rob - As soon as they announced which song he was singing and he started by sitting down on the stage, I knew it was going to be, as Dicko said, a "lazy" performance. You can't just win them over with cutesy facial expressions anymore. You need to sing the shit out of the song. But why that song? 6/10

Paulini - Top class performance. Another performer worthy of being named AUSTRALIAN IDOL! 9/10

Lauren - She sang another racy song and I was onto the phone to the cops so fast... Seriously, why does she keep choosing sexually provocative material? Last week she sang about making love to someone and this week she was a prostitute begging for gentlemen callers. Strewth, girl! I don't buy her as a sex symbol. 7/10

Shannon - The best male performance of the night! Those goosebumps weren't only felt by Mark Holden. They were felt by me too. It was cool. And I hate to admit that Marcia Hine's seat wasn't the only wet one in the house tonight. :o 8/10

Guy - I hate him. He ruined one of the classics. Why does he always show-off? It's arrogant and self-indulgent and disrespectful. Incidentally, I think Lauren should have sung his song - "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)". Someone set that afro on fire! 6/10

Kelly - When she sang about "fat boy" I thought she was singing about Guy. I like Kelly and I like the fact that she's a different type of singer. She did pretty much the same performance as last week IMO but she has a good voice and good interpretation. She won't win the prize but she deserves to stay another couple weeks more. 7/10

Rebekah - This was her second chance and she blew it again. What's wrong with her!? The weakest singer of the night. If she gets another chance, she'll be the luckiest girl on earth. I personally don't think she deserves another chance. She has no real excuse either as she's had previous professional experience. 5/10

Cle - I knew her song choice was going to get her into trouble. Never choose a Janet song as weak as "That's The Way Love Goes". Like Millsy, she has to up the ante and not rely on her "oddity". Her voice isn't as versatile as Cosima's or Paulini's. Song choice is so important for her. 6/10

Levi - I thought the song choice was too recent and that he was trying to suck up to the audience with predictable material rather than go with something more challenging, and that requires some semblance of harmony. 6/10

Star Performers: Cosima, Paulini, Shannon.

Solid as Rock: Kelly.

Clueless: Lauren, Guy, Levi.

Weakest Links: Rebekah, Cle.

Who SHOULD Go: Rebekah, Guy, Levi, Cle.

Who WILL Go: Rebekah, Kelly.

TS
Sep 28th, 2003, 03:36 PM
Pretty much agree with you there Fan...except you are much too harsh on Guy. Sure he looks like a smacked arse, but he's just got such a fab voice.

Oh and it's only 1 that will get eliminated tomorrow. Bye Bek :wavey:

That's a shame though because I really do like her...but as you said she blew it...and she knew it. She was obviously ill, but hey so were most of them. Cle disappointed me a little but hopefully she will survive.

I think Kelly did better this week but I have a feeling she might go tomorrow...it's her or Bek.

Paulini, Cosima and Shannon are really breaking away from the pack I feel in. Top class stuff from them tonight....not the biggest Shannon fan but he was by far and away the best male on show tonight.

kku
Sep 28th, 2003, 03:44 PM
I like Paulini and I loved her performance! She's got a great attitude and voice and I hope that she does get voted to become the winner of Australian Idol.

But let's face reality. It's highly unlikely that most of the viewers will choose a non-white winner. I'm not saying that Australians are racist, because the majority aren't. I think that most people, when it comes to choosing a talented 'white Australian' versus a talented 'non-white' Australian, they'll more than likely choose the former because of looks and the fact that many Australians are probably more accustomed to seeing white artists being more predominant in the Aria Charts.

Hopefully, Paulini can change their minds.

The only contestant that I thought did bad tonight was the one who did the Janet Jackson song, 'That's the Way Love Goes', and the youngest contestant who did the "Lady Marmalade" song. Man, they looked hopeless compared to Paulini and a few others tonight. No wonder the judges weren't impressed with them :o

TS
Sep 28th, 2003, 03:55 PM
Gotta agree with you on some points kku...but let's just wait and see what happens. But honestly you'll be hard pressed to find that the most talented person will walk away from this thing as the winner...you've got to think of the people that are voting (predominantly teen girls voting for their favorite hunk)

I think Cle's stage presence saved her...I don't think the performance was terrible it's just the song choice was a tad bland.

Fantastic
Sep 28th, 2003, 04:39 PM
Pretty much agree with you there Fan...except you are much too harsh on Guy. Sure he looks like a smacked arse, but he's just got such a fab voice.

LOL. I agree that Guy has somewhat of a good voice but I hate him and don't really want to give him any "props". ;) Was I being too mean, you reckon? The 'afro on fire' bit was probably a bit much. LOL. I wish him no harm, just gone. I actually wrote some things that were a lot worse and then decided to tone it down... for the sake of the readers, mind you.

"Smacked arses" don't usually win these types of competitions, do they? Reassure me now, TS, or I'll vomit blood all over the carpet! But I seriously thought he ruined a classic with his exuberance. If he ever gets a recording contract and decides to cover a song, he'd be one of those guys (no pun intended) who rapes and mutilates them.

Can you feel the love in the room tonight? LOL.

Gowza
Sep 29th, 2003, 02:06 AM
cosima is still my fav by a long way. i don't like kelly. cle i don't like her that much but she is a good performer but unfortunately didn't do all that well last night. rob i also thought it was 'lazy' but i think he should get another chance, he can be really good. guy i started off liking him but after each new performance i like him less, he has a good voice, i think he does do the scales a bit to much i'm pretty sure he's done it at least once in every performance. paulini did well again. lauren i thought did better than in the past, i think it was the most out there performance we have seen from her, she dosen't usually get into the song as much as she did last night in terms of moving around and looking like she's having a bit of fun, usually she's quiet and puts heart-felt emotion into the song but she did it differently last night and i think it was great to see her grow a bit as a performer. levi, he needs some variety, for me his songs are to alike, still a pretty good performance but he needs to go forward. bek i like less each performance also but that could just be because she just because she never performs at her best. but it's something to think about, they fail once give them another chance but if they keep doing it you have to wonder whether they have what it takes to belt it out at there best when they need to. remeber if they are doing a live performance you pay to hear their best and if they are underperforming now then maybe they should be cut.

jd4eva
Sep 29th, 2003, 02:22 AM
i was disappointed with cle last night.

but she's a tremedous talent and performer so she should get through and if she does i'll think we'll see something big from her next week.

kku
Sep 29th, 2003, 02:33 AM
Gotta agree with you on some points kku...but let's just wait and see what happens. But honestly you'll be hard pressed to find that the most talented person will walk away from this thing as the winner...you've got to think of the people that are voting (predominantly teen girls voting for their favorite hunk)

I think Cle's stage presence saved her...I don't think the performance was terrible it's just the song choice was a tad bland.

lol, I was surprised that the blonde guy got booted off along with the guy with glasses because I seriously did believe that the majority of voters in Australian Idol were shallow teenage girls who vote purely for the looks. Good thing there are people who watch AI AND give their props for talent.

I saw Cle's performance back when they did the qualifying for the final ten and even then, I wasn't impressed. Her voice is distinctive, but I doubt a raspy voice will appeal as much as a strong one like Paulini's. It's not really the song's fault. I reckon she would've done a lot better job of it is she sung it with a low, soulful voice like Janet did. There's no use trying to raise your voice in R&B songs like that because they're not meant to be sung with attempts to heighten the octaves of the single.

Yeesh! IMO, Paulini deserves to win, along with that dark-haired chick (not the teenager who did utter crap with the Lady Marmalade song).

jd4eva
Sep 29th, 2003, 03:11 AM
Cle and Paulini are the ones I want to win.

Rebekah perplexes me. Sometimes she is breathtaking and sometimes she's just goddamn awful. I hope she gets another chance and pulls it together.

Someone please get rid of Lauren before I vomit. She needs to wake up and realise she isn't a sex symbol and she should stop trying to be one.

Gowza
Sep 29th, 2003, 03:19 AM
has bek had any proper singing lessons? if she hasn't that may be why she is so inconsistent.

Martian Stacey
Sep 29th, 2003, 04:14 AM
They are going to show them performing at the grand final on tonites live show...I missed it aswell!!
yeah they showed a bit of it ;)

Martian Stacey
Sep 29th, 2003, 04:17 AM
i agree with Fantastic, Rebekah, Guy, Levi, and Cle should go ;) their performances last night were disappointing

Sam L
Sep 29th, 2003, 11:39 AM
Oh boy.. they shouldn't let 16 year old girls in this competition. Lauren, just wasn't emotionally capable of handling this, and who could blame her.

Anyway, she's never been my favourite but I actually thought she shouldn't have left tonight. She was pretty good last night. Also, disappointed Cle left, but it's all good.

I can't believe Guy is still here. I HATED HATED his performance and there was nothing special about it.

Chance
Sep 29th, 2003, 11:55 AM
Bekah should have gone instead of Cle... Bekah is so damn lucky.
Cle chose the wrong song and it cost her! Actually Cle did have a bit of an attitude.. a pity she left I usually like the way she performs... she had her own style, not like Levi who just copies other singers.

I'm glad Kelly is still in it and cry baby is out of it lol

Gowza
Sep 29th, 2003, 12:38 PM
isn't lauren 17? good on cle for stepping in when lauren was having trouble i thought that was the best part of australian idol so far, a contestant helping a fellow contestant in a big time of need. thanks cle.

i thought kelly should have gone and bekah.

jd4eva
Sep 29th, 2003, 12:49 PM
cle :sad:

she should still be in this competition and bek (as much as i hate to say it) and lauren should be out.

paulini is my last hope and she better win

good to see cle step in for cry baby lauren, and sunset if anyone had the attitude it was lauren - evident since the start. cle knew she had let herself down and i felt so bad for her but oh well

now gooooooooooooo paulini!

Fantastic
Sep 29th, 2003, 04:23 PM
What a weird verdict show. I didn't think Lauren would get the chop, but hey, someone had to go. Cle, wow, didn't expect her to go either. In hindsight, she wasn't really that strong a singer, and what was with the sideways glances? That was annoying and creepy. Learn some new moves.

I thought the crying at the end with Lauren was a bit much. How embarrassing. I would've liked her more if she'd wet her pants on stage and we got to see droplets of water trickling down her leg into a puddle on the floor. I find the camraderie within the group to be a little weird. Do they all really like each other that much? Seems unlikely from a sociological point of view, yet they keep giving us that impression.

Rebekah is the luckiest girl in the world tonight! She has yet another chance to do herself justice. She'd better do something good with it too, because if she puts in another shitty performance and Kelly goes before her, I'll, I'll, I'll... let's just say, I'll be very cross.

I'm glad Kelly survived. Very happy that Cosima, Paulini, Shannon, and Rob all made it through. I hope those particular performers will make up the Top 5 when it comes down to the nitty-gritty end of the competition.

Australian songs, next week. Shannon will be in his element.

Gowza
Sep 30th, 2003, 12:56 AM
i also think their comraderie is a bit weird. cle stepped in for lauren at the end but when everyone else came over cosima was right next to lauren and lauren was holding the mic right near cosima but cosima wouldn't singe. i'm not saying cosima is a bad person or anyhting but at the time it seemed weird. but did cosima just not know the words to the song? or did she just not want to sing (whether it be her state - crying and all that or having the sore throat and being a bit sick - or being to nervous or thinking 'i don't need to sing' as in it was lauren's time to sing which can be taken in 2 ways, she didn't want to take the limelight away from lauren or she just felt 'well i'm not meant to be singing so i'm not going to'). however i did here cosima say to lauren 'sing for yourself' so i'm pretty confident it was because she didn't know the words or she didn't want to take the limelight away from lauren. cosima seems like a nice person anyway and she is my fav contestant so i have no reason to doubt she had the best intentions. but my point is it is hard to tell whether they like each other or whether they don't. i would say they do like each other because they were all so emotional, even rob was crying last night.

Jay~Jay
Sep 30th, 2003, 01:43 AM
Hey all I'm new here.
I just want to say that I thought Lauren and Cle didn't deserve to go, Kelly and Rebekah should have went.
I was practically crying my eyes out when Cle was singing and when Lauren wasn't able to sing. People are saying all these stuff about how Lauren shouldn't have cried and all that but i'm a very very emotional person myself and if i was in that situation i probably would have done the same. I was just watching it on Tv and was crying.
I really like her and think that she can have a great career when shes older because right now she's still not confident enough and strong enough mentally and she definitely wasn't ready for Australian idol.
I really liked cle i can't believe people voted her out!!! Just because she gave one bad performance whereas Rebekah gave two in a row.
She was sooo sweet to go up there and help Lauren sing even though she got voted out as well.
That said, GO PAULINI AND ROB

martinafan
Sep 30th, 2003, 02:18 AM
Well, my faves are Paulini and Cosima by FAR!!!!

The have definitely impressed me in their last few performances and i think they both deserve it!!!

I hope one of them wins it!!!

I also really like Guy! :)

Martian Stacey
Sep 30th, 2003, 08:04 AM
i don't think Lauren deserved to go last night, there were others who had performed worse then her, poor girl.

a bit of a shame to see Cle though, i didn't mind her though i think that was more because of her personality than her voice

F-R-E-A-K
Sep 30th, 2003, 08:05 AM
Paulini and Cosima are soo good! my faves all the way!

Fantastic
Sep 30th, 2003, 04:53 PM
Heehee! Eight singers left - Shannon, Guy, Levi, Robert, Cosima, Paulini, Rebekah, Kelly. I think they're eliminating another two next week because the competition ends in early November. That will leave them with six, with four to be eliminated individually each week of October. That will leave two of them to fight it out in early November. This will be interesting.

Has anyone ever wondered how the contestants would rank if they revealed the full verdict results?

Based on performances this week, IMO (major guessing):

01 - Shannon
02 - Paulini
03 - Levi
04 - Guy
05 - Robert
06 - Cosima
07 - Rebekah
08 - Kelly*
09 - Lauren*
10 - Cle*

*Official placing.

Based on popularity this is how I think they would rate:

01 - Levi
02 - Robert
03 - Guy
04 - Shannon
05 - Rebekah
06 - Paulini
07 - Cosima
08 - Kelly

I'm not sure Rob is really as much of a favourite as Levi. He gets screams and cheers but I get the feeling his fanbase isn't as much as we think. I think we only get the illusion he's the fan favourite because of Marcia's praise. So I put him second. Shannon is gaining fans every week. I think the girls are polling lower. I think Rebekah leads them. I don't know how else to explain how she keeps getting through. I think Paulini and Cosima are ahead of Kelly based on ability and doing so well in the last two shows. I'm not sure why Kelly is last, but she is. I think it may be the fact that she's "different" to the other girls. While she's described by the judges as a "rock chick" she sings like a pop artist who just happens to choose rock songs. I think the teeny-boppers are a little confused by that and don't really know what to make of her. Maybe they even think she's a little "try-hard".

Fantastic
Oct 2nd, 2003, 04:32 PM
Did anyone catch "Inside Idol"? There was a lot of hokey-shit content in that show but the part I loved best was when Deni Hines popped by and advised them never to announce how sick they are before or after a performance because people don't want to hear it. Shoulda seen the looks on their faces because most of them did exactly that on stage last Sunday. I had noticed that they kept fishing for excuses to explain why they weren't "right". When Mark told them on Sunday night to quit the partying and fraternizing if they weren't getting enough sleep or feeling sick, I kept wondering why they would jeopardize their positions on the show by being so damned complacent.

Also, there was a conspicuous lack of Kelly and Paulini coverage, but there was plenty of Levi, Guy, Shannon, Rob and Cle. It's understandable to show those guys because they are the larger personalities but I felt that the less coverage time that Kelly and Paulini had may be to their detriment. Cosima, Rebekah and Lauren had just enough screen time - not too little, not too much. Will some of them suffer from overexposure and become annoying or will they become even more popular as a result?

Watching the Idol finalists at the Grand Final, I began to wonder if they actually deserved to be there. I mean, it's supposed to be an honour to perform at the AFL Grand Final, and usually, you need to earn that honour. How long did it take Mark Seymour ("Holy Grail") to get there? I didn't feel like they had a place there. Neither did the cast from "We Will Rock You." Wish Delta Goodrem could've been there.

Then they showed some of them doing vocal classes in readiness for Sunday night. It looks like Guy will be singing a John Farnham song. I can't remember what it was, but it was one of Farnsey's better ones. That's a shame. Rob and Shannon sang familiar-sounding songs but I couldn't make out what they were. Shannon is gorgeous, btw - a beautiful man with a beautiful voice. Leaves that "boy" Rob in the dust and makes Levi and Guy look retarded.

And lastly, how was Mark and Marcia on "The Panel"? They sang "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Elton John and Kiki Dee. I thought they did all right. It wasn't special but they didn't put a foot wrong. Mark is okay as a singer but sucks as a performer. He's so fake and lacks any sincerity. Marcia was beautiful as always.

:)

xr6turbo
Oct 2nd, 2003, 05:37 PM
Yeah i saw the show, it was really good, Cle is sooo funny, i wish she didn't have to go, but as she says "everything happens for a reason!!"

On the panel, Marcia was good, but Mark wasn't anything special!!

Chance
Oct 2nd, 2003, 05:45 PM
Did you see when Cle and Lauren was on Rove? Cle said she thought she would never win it- as if a black girl would win AI.. ( the crowd kinda didn't like that remark) but she expected to stick around a couple more weeks.

I thought of Kku when she said that, hopefully Cle has given the teeny boppers something to think about...

Considering Cle has connections with Marcia maybe we'll hear more from her..

xr6turbo
Oct 3rd, 2003, 03:43 AM
Nah thats just her personality, i've seen Cle before in real life (before AI at the Deen, a club in Perth) she was cool!!

Benny
Oct 3rd, 2003, 05:36 AM
I've never thought Lauren was good, her voice always sounded flat. Good on her for making it this far thought.
As for Cle, I really liked her, but even as a Janet Jackson fan I could tell that was not the song to sing.
I thought Guy again wasn't good. I mean he ruined a classic song. I agree with Dicko, don't over do the vocal devices.
Kelly absolutly rocked. I loved the song and how she sung it. Can't believe she was in the bottom 3.
Cosima, Paulini and Shannon were the other standout performers.
Bekah needs to sing a song where she can let her voice rip. The last two performances have been not right for her.
Anyway, GO COSIMA:)

Martian Stacey
Oct 3rd, 2003, 08:38 AM
Watching the Idol finalists at the Grand Final, I began to wonder if they actually deserved to be there. I mean, it's supposed to be an honour to perform at the AFL Grand Final, and usually, you need to earn that honour. How long did it take Mark Seymour ("Holy Grail") to get there? I didn't feel like they had a place there. Neither did the cast from "We Will Rock You." Wish Delta Goodrem could've been there.


I agree, especially when they showed Mark telling them off before Sunday nights show, when they were complaining that they hadn't had enough time to practice their songs, like going to Melbourne to perform at the Grand Final was an innconvience or something :rolleyes:

Fantastic
Oct 3rd, 2003, 04:31 PM
In the Wildcard show, when Bek sang and she sang that little bit at the start of her song to her children ..... can someone tell me wat she said?

It was something like, "My baby boys, don't cry coz mummy will be home soon. I sing this song for you." Or whatever. I personally found it self-indulgent anyway.

If her kids are going to be a problem, she shouldn't be there. If she wanted this record contract badly, you'd think she'd sing FOR her kids and give the damned best performance she's ever given, instead of sabotaging herself by giving weak performances. Doesn't seem like she can cope being away from her kids.

kku
Oct 4th, 2003, 03:53 PM
Go Paulini :worship: :hearts: :bounce: :kiss: :wavey: :eek:

Fantastic
Oct 4th, 2003, 04:56 PM
I thought Guy's song was "Hold Me In Your Arms" by Farnsey.

I have reservations about Cosima singing Cold Chisel or INXS. Will it work for her?

xr6turbo
Oct 4th, 2003, 05:03 PM
Paulini will rock if she sings chains!!!! :bounce:

I hope Bek produces something special this week, i really like her.

kku
Oct 4th, 2003, 05:06 PM
Paulini will rock if she sings chains!!!! :bounce:

I hope Bek produces something special this week, i really like her.

Ya Ya! Go Paulini :hearts: :hug: :kiss: :worship: :bounce:

F-R-E-A-K
Oct 5th, 2003, 11:27 AM
Tina Arena is one of my fave aussie singers!!! and Paulini: omg rocked da house!!! she is soo good!!! Tina Arena would have been proud of how Pualini sung that.

Paulini is going to make and Idol easily. She will snap up a deal regardless of Aus Idol.

Gowza
Oct 5th, 2003, 12:04 PM
cosima is awesome, paulini is also great and i do agree that they are the best 2 by far.

but i can't pick who will go this week because the people that sung bad have big fan bases and the not all the people who sung well have that big a fan base. i would say it was out of kelly, shannon, levi and rob but it may not be.

Benny
Oct 6th, 2003, 03:57 AM
I totally agree, Cosima and Paulini are by far the best.
I think the bottom 3 will be:
Kelly - This girl rocks and I love her, she sings great week in week out, but I don't know how the public will look at her performance.
Levi - Just wasn't the right song for him, and the judges comments will influence the voters
Bek - Even though 100% better, I don't know how well the public will warm to her again.
Possibly Shannon...?

Cosima, Paulini, Millsy and Guy will all make it through easily:)!

Sam L
Oct 6th, 2003, 11:57 AM
So who left?

Sam L
Oct 6th, 2003, 12:17 PM
Thanks. I went out and I missed it. Those two shouldn't have left. :sad:

I'm pissed off Levi and Guy are still in this. :mad:

F-R-E-A-K
Oct 6th, 2003, 12:20 PM
why Bec!! she done well levi should have went!!

Paulini Cosima all the way!

martinafan
Oct 6th, 2003, 01:27 PM
Yeah! I totally agree with everyone else...Paulini and Cosima are the best BY FAR!!!!! I hope that one of them wins it!

I also really like Guy, so would be happy if he was to win it!!!


I was really touched by both Bek and Paulini tonight...they seem SOOOO close and were just hugging there for what seemed like forever!...and that special message from Bek to Paulini was quite touching: "I love you girl, go get it" or something like that!!!!

go hingis
Oct 6th, 2003, 01:28 PM
Yeah, great work yoshi. I wanted Rob and Shannon to go. The girls rock.

martinafan
Oct 6th, 2003, 01:32 PM
can i also ask how u guys were able to know beforehand who was going to sing what????

Gowza
Oct 6th, 2003, 01:33 PM
i actually thought bek's comment to paulini was pretty harsh on the other contestants. obviously certain people get on better than others and get very close but that's like saying she is her favourite. that's the sort of thing you would say when the 2 of you are by yourself not in front of the other contestants on national television. but it was good to see that they got very close. what's interesting to me is that i don't think anyone cried when kelly was announced. was it because kelly was so kewl about it and they were reacting to the way kelly was acting or didn't anyone get that close to her? cosima looked pretty out of it when bek was outed.

Gowza
Oct 6th, 2003, 01:35 PM
and another thing, what was the deal with 2 girls going tonite? last nite the girls were better than the boys and 2 girls went and no guys went.

TS
Oct 6th, 2003, 03:36 PM
Disappointed that Bek went tonight...it annoys me that just because Levi (who sucks IMO) is a hit with the girls (LOL) he gets to stick around...whilst Rebekah, who runs circles around him talent wise, gets the chop :rolleyes:

It's a bit sad that two girls were eliminated tonight even though they well and truly kicked the boys asses last night. Typical Australian voting public.

Cosima and Paulini are by FAR the two best singers left here...but sadly I don't think either of them has a chance.

Experimentee
Oct 6th, 2003, 03:51 PM
I'm glad Levi got to stay, even though he sucked on sunday i thought he was great in all his other performances. Hes got such a good rnb voice and good stage presence and charisma. He looks like hes got a bit of character, unlike some of the others. He'll probbaly go next week though. Its hard for him to find songs that suit his voice, as i think he only does well singing RnB.
Bek should have gone, considering the fact that she shouldnt even still be here with her two bad performances in a row. Cle only had one bad performance and she was out.
I think Paulini is a really good chance. Especially since the public dont want to be thought of as racist in any way after what Cle said. I think the judges might have influenced it a bit when they said she was proving Cle wrong after her performance, it could have made people more likely to vote for her. Not that its the only reason, i think shes great and so talented. I think Cosima was really good too. I never liked Rob or Shannon before but they were good. I wish Guy would go, he really bores me.
For something like AI i think talent isnt the main thing, you've also got to have the whole package, like looks and charisma. Someone might be really talented, but they arent gonna sell records coz they might be ugly or boring. Its harsh but they dont want someone to win if they arent gonna sell. So obviously i think someone hot like Levi or Shannon has an advantage.

MaRKy MaRk
Oct 7th, 2003, 07:14 AM
How come Millsy's still in it????? I don't know what people see in him, but he is by far the least talented singer of the bunch (i'm not saying he's bad, just the least talented). The only reason girls vote for him is because he puts on these facial expressions when he sings but he really isn't all that good. And he can't dance! That's what annoys me -- teeny bopper girls that are so easily fooled. Rob seems like a nice guy though.

I have to agree that Paulini and Cosima both rock. I especially like Paulini. Now that Bek's gone (who I was rooting for), I'm pulling for Paulini.

THIS WEEK: I hope Millsy and Shannon go. But I'll be fair and watch their performances first...

Sam L
Oct 7th, 2003, 07:23 AM
I hope Paulini wins it now.

bello
Oct 7th, 2003, 08:58 AM
Yep the chics were way better than the boys in the performances, but its on popularity not 100% on talent...this is very unfortunate. Milsie is pretty hot though i must admit!

I wish REBEKAH didnt go!!! I LOVE HER!!!! First Cle now Bek!!!! i cant cope!!!

bello
Oct 7th, 2003, 09:00 AM
Yeah Paulini is excellent, she is so talented, i also love COSIMA!!!!!!

xr6turbo
Oct 7th, 2003, 10:41 AM
I wish REBEKAH didnt go!!! I LOVE HER!!!! First Cle now Bek!!!! i cant cope!!!

Yeah i know!!! They were both my top favs :sad:

I hope that Paulini wins now, cosima is good but i want paulini to win, whether it happens or not is another thing!! As Cle said, "come on, a black girl winning AI!!"

I'm starting to dislike Mark Holden now, he seems to be a bit up himself, damn him for having a dig at Cle for saying that on Rove last week, but she is probably right, Paulini will probably get ousted before Cosima. :rolleyes:

Oh well GO PAULINI!!! :bounce:

Chance
Oct 7th, 2003, 01:02 PM
ok I thought Rob was a cutie, but can he please stop flirting with the camera and actually sing! lol
I liked Kelly's rock chic performances, but it wasn't mainstream enough I guess. Bek's performance was better than Levi's, but she doesn't deliver all the time plus being away from her kids was affecting her... so I guess in the long run it was for the best.

I hope Levi goes out next week.. he doesn't have his own style, just likes to copy other people and it irks the hell out of me.
hmmm, actually I wouldn't be too fuss if any of the other guys leave either.

It would be good if Paulini wins but considering the fan bases the guys have, I won't be surprised if Levi, Rob or Shannon win... people are so predictable...I hope I'm wrong

On another note I'm sick of ballads lol I know they need to show their vocal ability/ range but couldn't one of them sing something like Paul Mac- Just the thing or the sound of breaking up
something that gets you up on your feet, spice it up... maybe next week's 80s show.

Fantastic
Oct 7th, 2003, 05:08 PM
For an 80's show, those songs don't really capture the 80's all that well. The same could be said about the 70's show, the No. 1's show and the Australian Made show. I wasn't feeling the themes. It's about what makes them comfortable, I suppose.

It's funny with the guys. Shannon and Rob have the looks but not the great voices to win Idol. Guy has the voice but not the face (or body) to win Idol. Levi falls in the middle. He has an average voice and average looks compared to the other fellas. Strange, but it's going to be one of them who takes out Idol.

The girls are both lovely and attractive women. Both have outstanding voices and both have been described by judges and public alike, as being on the enigmatic or boring side. Is that their downfall at the moment? Or will it be their strength? Girls who are personality plus tend to be disliked - just ask the Spice Girls or any other high-profile female celeb who's more 'out there' than the expected 'quiet, obedient, subservient, passive' woman.

In my mind, Cosima is the Australian Idol. I've not always been a fan of Paulini but I've come around to like her more. Neither is likely to win, but can you imagine a sing-off between Cosima and Paulini at the Sydney Opera House in early November? That would be the best show ever. The guys are dead weight.

It's interesting who Kelly and Rebekah chose as potential winners. On "Rove", he asked them their thoughts on who would win. Kelly thought Shannon or Levi. Rebekah thought Paulini or Levi. They also said that they helped each other choose songs and that they weren't competitive with each other. That sounded like a load of crock. Why wouldn't they be competitive? There's a million-dollar contract at stake! Maybe they just tell themselves that to make themselves feel better about being eliminated.

On Sunday night, Cosima was the first and only singer to receive a 10/10 from me. Shit, that was a beautiful performance. She went into the stratosphere that night. I hope all the other contestants were jealous because they should be. Paulini scored 9/10. Guy scored 8/10. Rebekah scored 8/10. Kelly scored 7/10. Rob scored 7/10. Shannon scored 7/10.

Experimentee
Oct 8th, 2003, 04:54 AM
It's interesting who Kelly and Rebekah chose as potential winners. On "Rove", he asked them their thoughts on who would win. Kelly thought Shannon or Levi. Rebekah thought Paulini or Levi. They also said that they helped each other choose songs and that they weren't competitive with each other. That sounded like a load of crock. Why wouldn't they be competitive? There's a million-dollar contract at stake! Maybe they just tell themselves that to make themselves feel better about being eliminated.


I watched that show and I thought Kelly said Shannon or Paulini? I'm pretty sure thats what i heard. Bek said Paulini or Levi. I remember they both said Paulini.

Experimentee
Oct 8th, 2003, 05:02 AM
It's funny with the guys. Shannon and Rob have the looks but not the great voices to win Idol. Guy has the voice but not the face (or body) to win Idol. Levi falls in the middle. He has an average voice and average looks compared to the other fellas. Strange, but it's going to be one of them who takes out Idol.


About the looks, I wouldnt say Rob was good looking. He just seems like an average guy that you'd see on the street or go to uni with. Nothing really special about his looks, but hes not ugly either. I'm not actually sure why hes still there as he doesnt have the best voice either.
Shannon is not really my type but i can understand why a lot of people would find him good looking, unlike with Rob. Levi i think is the best looking guy easily. Just my opinion. :drool:
So I'd rate them Levi first, then Shannon, Rob and Guy last.
Of the girls i thought none were very pretty except for Rebekah, but shes gone now.

MaRKy MaRk
Oct 9th, 2003, 02:54 AM
I watched that show and I thought Kelly said Shannon or Paulini? I'm pretty sure thats what i heard. Bek said Paulini or Levi. I remember they both said Paulini.

Yeah that's right. I taped it and they both saud Paulini. I hope they're right

ozfan44
Oct 9th, 2003, 05:40 AM
go cosima and shannon

LTT
Oct 9th, 2003, 05:43 AM
Go Cosima and Paulini!

Benny
Oct 9th, 2003, 09:26 AM
I really hope Cosima and Paulini are in the final two. They are leaps and bounds ahead of the rest.
I hope this weeks show is good:)
How about my predictions on the bottom three this week, 100%;)!

Fantastic
Oct 9th, 2003, 04:20 PM
About the looks, I wouldnt say Rob was good looking. He just seems like an average guy that you'd see on the street or go to uni with. Nothing really special about his looks, but hes not ugly either. I'm not actually sure why hes still there as he doesnt have the best voice either.
Shannon is not really my type but i can understand why a lot of people would find him good looking, unlike with Rob.

I don't think they're extraordinarily good-looking either. It was my perception of the popular consensus of them. They're pleasant-looking and easy on the eyes but they're not hard-on or seat-wetting material to me based purely on appearance. Shannon came closest with the "What About Me?" song. That was white-hot stuff. Did I just write that out loud? LOL. Ew, yuck.

Rob looks like a child and the young girls and mothers will naturally be attracted to that. He's getting the girly votes, which is a huge demographic for pop music. And even if the judges get on his back about performing poorly, the young girlies are going to "defy" them and keep him in the competition, just because they're at that rebellious age. Funny theories, I know, but then I'm a funny guy. ;)

I've changed my mind about Rob and Shannon since the semi-finals. Rob is getting on my nerves. Who the fuck voted him into the final!? Oh, that's right. It was me! LOL. The longer you look at Rob, the more he looks "disfigured". Less on my nerves is Shannon who is only good when he doesn't speak. When he's singing, he's fine. He exudes manliness and looks like the bit of rough you want on the side, until he opens his mouth to speak, when I'm thinking "God, are you ever going to say anything that doesn't leave me wondering whether your IQ score is above 90!?" LOL.

So what is it about Levi? The little kids on "Inside Idol" were saying they liked him because he's "cool". He's okay but what does "cool" mean? It boggles the mind, it does. What do kids find cool these days? Was it something Levi or someone else said or did? It's still a mystery to me. Some people I know actually think Guy is a good-looking "spunk". I tell 'em if that's good-looking, I'd hate to see what butt-ugly looks like. LOL.

I'd like to see one of the public "favourites" get eliminated this week. It would shake things up a bit and be a big ratings winner. I love how the judges get sooo emotional (except for Dicko, who's doing the right thing IMO by separating the business from the personal) over "losing" yet another contestant. Did they NOT expect to "lose" someone every week? Why are they so attached to the contestants anyway? So that it qualifies as "reality TV"? :rolleyes: The point of having the judges is so that they can give unbiased opinions and go hell or highwater on performances they think suck badly. They shouldn't be feeling anything.

I think Dicko is feeling stifled all the time because of the silly girls sitting behind him, booing and hissing his every word. It doesn't help that Mark is an antagonist. I think Mark is the biggest drama queen on the judging panel and just a little too highly-opinionated of his limited ability as a producer. I think having Marcia is almost redundant. I know she's supposed to be the "heart" of the show and encourage them and such rot, but I think she confuses the contestants sometimes. You see it in their reactions. Mark and Dicko will give an honest appraisal like "You need to do this... You need to do that...", but then she'll just chime in with something like "Oh honey, you did so well! Bravo! Bravo!" Something like that leaves the contestants wondering, "So was I frickin' good or not!? You say one thing, they say another!"

Her comments are consistent but it's also like she waits until one of the guys says something critical before she'll take her turn again and then agree with them. The difference being she'll tack on a "...but you did great, sweetie!" comment at the end. It's like she doesn't want to be the bad guy, so let's the guys do the dirty work before she'll jump in and have her real say. It's funny watching her sometimes. She shouldn't be getting emotional when they leave. They're not dying. If she loves them so much, adopt them and lock them in the basement so they can never leave you. Or better yet, recommend them for a recording contract and be done with it. I'm pretty sure she has a bit of clout in the music industry, otherwise she wouldn't be sitting where she is.

Oy, oy, oy. So there was my "judges critique". I think we need one of those. There's a lot of shit written in there, so it's really no different to what the judges get to say every week after a performance. LOL.

Lastly, it sounds like Cosima will be singing Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It" judging by what they showed on "Inside Idol". I think that's more a Paulini song, but we'll wait and see what Cosima does with it. I mean, she did wonders with the Cold Chisel song. I probably wouldn't have questioned it if I had known what the Chisel song sounded like originally. I feel sorry for the girls (Cosima and Paulini) in one respect - they're the ones with the real talent yet they're the ones who will have to prove themselves every week, at least four times as much as the guys. Even then, it's not a guarantee they'll survive into the following week. To the girls' credit, they've stood up to the challenge every week and blown the pretenders out of the water.

MaRKy MaRk
Oct 12th, 2003, 02:08 AM
Bumping up for tonite's show

GO PAULINI AND COSIMA!

AUSBOY
Oct 12th, 2003, 07:53 AM
Please vote out Guy or Shannon, they are both crap!!!!

Guy is a fat, christian try hard biker who can sing average but has zero sex appeal and no stage charisma.

Shannon is a great singer, but he just stands there like a dead horse. Someone tell him please that he should actually try and work the audience a bit, I think this was Bek's downfall as well, she just stood there, sang great but just wasn't enticing enough, not the whole package.

I agree that Millsy is one of the worst singers remaining but at least he works the audience. An average singer who's a great performer is better than a great singer and hopeless performer!

Gowza
Oct 12th, 2003, 08:11 AM
i think the reason why bek didn't work the audience in her last week was because she was that she had to concentrate quite a bit on her voice and what it was doing and controlling it. shannon does it so effortlessly he should be one of the best workers of the audience because he doesn't have the concentration factor to deal with. besides his voice i don't see why he is so popular, he has an ugly body and no image.