Idols at the ARIAS

Submitted by djwright on Sun, 2005-10-23 20:48

Congratulations to Anthony Callea for winning the ARIA for the Highest Selling Australian Single with "The Prayer."

Also congratulations to Anthony, Guy Sebastian and Casey Donovan for being nominated for yet another string of ARIAs at this year's awards.


Australian Idol - Top 06 - Motown

Submitted by djwright on Sun, 2005-10-23 17:19

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Tonight from 6.30pm we'll be able to see the contestants battle it out Motown style before a live audience prior to Channel 10 flicking over to the ARIA award ceremony/concert. I must admit that I’m a little Idoled out at the moment, noone’s really standing out as a great musician, Emily’s vocals have seen her become one of the best vocalists, but noone’s really grabbed hold of the metaphorical ball and ran with it yet.

This time two years ago Shannon was ripping his jeans prior to the show and Guy was dressing up in fur coats and funky glasses to entertain the audience, where’s the showmanship in this year’s group?


Up Close and Personal…

Submitted by djwright on Sun, 2005-10-23 17:17

The up close and personal show is always billed as “your idols singing the songs of their idols


Song Choices - Top 6 - Motown

Submitted by djwright on Sun, 2005-10-23 15:14

Australian Idol starts at 630pm tonight, so get your video recorders set to watch a whole pile of wannabes just before the ARIA awards celebrate that the music scene is much more than Idol has to offer...

Apologies for no updates as late, but I'f like to remind people that this is set up as a wiki and if you want to join in on the updates then please let me know!


Why Lee can't be the Australian Idol...

Submitted by djwright on Tue, 2005-10-18 16:09

I'm in need of some serious procrastination, so I thought that I'd do some of it here...

There's a massive Lee fanbase out there, some people are suggesting that he might make it into the top 3 and others who are giving him serious odds for winning the competition. Mark Holden's comments and his touchdown last week have boosted Lee's popularity in the competition, but they have also showed a serious misunderstanding of the music industry by Mr Mark Holden.

I'm going to make a controversial statement... Lee's not marketable.

Now, Lee's fan base would probably have my head for this, but to be completely honest I couldn't give a hoot.


Live Verdict - 17 October

Submitted by djwright on Mon, 2005-10-17 19:31


Yes, that's right, after last night's awful performances we will see one of the top 7 leave the competition leaving us with 6...

Who will go?

Who will stay?

We'll find out soon!!!

Idolblog Polls:
After the performances the bottom 3 were:
Daniel Spillane 4%
James Kannis 7%
Kate DeAraugo 8%

While before the performances the bottom 3 were:
Daniel Spillane 4%
James Kannis 7%
Dan England 9%

So, it’s my guess that we’ll be saying goodbye to Daniel tonight, although I’d really like to see James out this week…

The Group Song:


LIVE CAP - Australian Idol - "The 80's"

Submitted by djwright on Sun, 2005-10-16 19:14

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Oh dear, yes… Channel ten has gone from Australia’s smartest kids to Australia’s worst song choices. Tonight the Idols try and remind us all of the 80’s by singing the worst of the best songs in the world.

Yes, I am cynical, they’ve had an entire decade of songs to choose and they’ve come up with the most bland selection of songs in the world. It’s night’s like this that provide yet another reason for not letting the Idols choose their own songs…

First Performance:


Inside Idol - Top 07 Song Choices - "80's"

Submitted by djwright on Thu, 2005-10-13 23:46

I'll spend some time later giving my feedback on the song choices and this week's Inside Idol episode...

But for now I'll say that I was alive in the 80's and there were a tonne of great songs that came out during that period, why then have all the Idols chosen some of the most corny and phenomenally boring songs for this week's performances?


LIVE VERDICT - Australian Idol - Top 8 - Verdict - 10 OCT 2005

Submitted by djwright on Mon, 2005-10-10 19:23


Eeny Meanie Miney Mo, which idol hopeful will have to go….

Tonight is the evening straight after the big band extravaganza where Lee slicked his hair back, Kate showed the woman behind the dress, Dan England dressed like Mark, Anne made men drool, Milly shook her bootah and Emily was awarded a touchdown.

But now all the performances are forgotten as the top eight are forced to endure yet another verdict, another Monday evening where eight will be made into seven, where one of these hopefuls will join Laura Giss… whatever her name was in the cold hallways and corridors of society’s forgotten one hit wonders….


Australian Idol - "Big Band"

Submitted by djwright on Sun, 2005-10-09 16:56

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Tonight the Idols will get glammed up, put on the bow ties, slick their hair back and have a go at trying out songs that were made famous by people like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and may others...

So, get your ears ready for some swinging music, some sexy saxomaphones and some awful singing as our Idols perform in the Big Band final show...

I'll be gone for a couple of hours and should start my recap around 830pm EST, but until then let us know what you think below.