Inside Idol - Top 08 Song Choices - "Big Band"

Submitted by djwright on Thu, 2005-10-06 11:53

Tonight we were able to hear the Idols practice their song choices for the "big band" show, we'd previously hoped that they are better song choices than the ones they've had over the last couple of weeks, the last thing we needed was another exhibition like the "Super Group" or "Idol's Choice" evenings...

Most of the idols find that "Big Band" night is as far out of their comfort zone as a snowman in Iraq… So it will be interesting to see how they cope with the stress that such a week could encourage.

Earlier on in the week the Idols were taken to meet Frank Bennett (oh dear god how I like that guy) who sang for them and taught them a little about the Big Band, we saw the Idols on stage, Milly and Daniel in particular seemed to be fairly comfortable with the stage and style. James seemed to spend most of the night realizing that “Big band



Submitted by djwright on Mon, 2005-10-03 19:30

Voting Lines Are CLOSED

Guess what?

I'm back... Long story as to my whereabouts over the last 2 weeks, but I'll get to that later, but for now get ready for the verdict for the top 9...

Last night the idols were asked to sing their favorite songs, and, as is normally the case we, as a nation found out that not one of the hopefuls have one iota of musical taste whatsoever… From Lee singing a phenomenal song without any passion to Dan Spillaine singing 1927 the entire night was one horrific exposé into why these people should never ever be voted in as idol. Imagine a CD put together by an individual with music taste like these guys, how positively awful would it be?


Australian Idol Top 9 Perform

Submitted by The Critic on Sun, 2005-10-02 18:14

So you're either watching Australian Idol tonight or the NRL grand final between the Cowboys and Tigers. Tonight there will be two losers. Unfortunately for one, they will have to wait till tomorrow night to learn their fate.

Got an opinion on the performances tonight? Be sure to tell us what you think.

Don't be afraid to join in the conversation.


New Favourite to win Australian Idol is a Kiwi

Submitted by The Critic on Fri, 2005-09-30 12:04

Last year it was Chanel Cole who was the New Zealander favoured to win Australian Idol. This week, online bookmaker Centrebet has Emily Williams replacing Dan England as their favourite to win the singing competition.

"I'm tipping that Emily will get this year's first touchdown," says Centrebet's Gerard Daffy.

Emily's sister Lavina was part of the duo Ma-V-Elle before releasing Higer Lovin', a solo single in 2002 which Emily featured on.

Centrebet says that Roxane Lebrasse is its favourite to exit the contest on Monday night.

"Roxane may have bitten off more than she can chew with her song choice," says Daffy.


Inside Idol - Top 09 Song Choices - "Idol's Choice"

Submitted by djwright on Thu, 2005-09-29 11:47

This week the Idols were allowed to choose ANY song that they'd like to perform, so with the entire range of song choices available to them can someone please tell me how these stupid songs were chosen?

Daniel's Chosen to sing 1927, Dan England chose Mr Big and Emily chose to sing Mariah Carey...

Do these people have any musical taste at all, or should they ask us to choose their songs for them?


CentreBet Odds for Australian Idol - 26th September 2005

Submitted by The Critic on Tue, 2005-09-27 13:06

Australian Idol winner
2.75 Dan England
4.00 Emily Williams
5.50 Anne Robertson
6.50 Kate DeAraugo
10.00 Lee Harding
17.00 Milly Edwards
17.00 Roxane Lebrasse
17.00 James Kannis
17.00 Daniel Spillane

Sex of the Australian Idol winner
2.00 Male
1.70 Female


Australian Idol Elimination to the Top 9

Submitted by The Critic on Mon, 2005-09-26 19:34

Australia, you have voted. According to our polls, tonight's bottom three will be Laura Gissara, Kate DeAraugo and Daniel Spillane.

Who will be going home? Results... live... now...


Supposedly the tightest result they've ever had in the history of Australian Idol

Group Song: My Generation from The Who

Bottom Three
James Kannis
Laura Gissara
Daniel Spillane

Apparently there was less than 1% of the vote separating them.

Daniel Spillane

Going home
Laura Gissara

No doubt, millions of Australians will now be


Top 10 Live Performance Show

Submitted by The Critic on Sun, 2005-09-25 19:38

Tonight the Top 10 perform rock! Who did you think was the best? Who do you think should be going home?

Anne Robertson- "Where The Streets Have No Name" by U2

Milly Edwards - "Somebody To Love" by Queen

Kate DeAraugo - "I Want It All" by Queen

Laura Gissara - "Greatest View" by silverchair Shocked

Lee Harding - "Roxanne" by The Police

Dan England - "We Will Rock You" by Queen

James Kannis - "Layla" by Eric Clapton

Daniel Spillane - "TNT" by AC/DC

Emily Williams - "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

Roxane Lebrasse - "We Are The Champions" by Queen


Song Choices - Final 3 - SUPERGROUPS/QUEEN - September 25th

Submitted by djwright on Thu, 2005-09-22 20:00

I'll post my thoughts later... As instead of eating tea I took the time out to figure out all the songs...

Now, I'll go to eat...


Australian Idol - Top 11 - Live Verdict

Submitted by djwright on Mon, 2005-09-19 17:44


Yes, it’s that time of the week again, can’t you smell it? It’s the smell of fear! For last night the Idols played and partied on stage, some of them even managed to sing in tune and now the time has come for Australia to speak, and for one of the Idol hopefuls to break down and cry as they’re told that no one loves them anymore and it’s time for them to go home.

You may recall that last night the judges dug into Dan Spillaine, congratulated Laura for singing mostly in tune, urged James to find his mojo, drooled over Dan England and begged Milly to show a little more spunk (or at the very least a little more skin). No one really got blasted, but a few left with the knowledge that their performance on the night wasn’t that fantastic, and that this might be their last time on stage… ever.