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Australian Idol Elimination – And now there are three

Tonights elimination epiosode raised three questions that need to be addressed:
1. Should it be illegal for post menopausal women to call Matt Corby sexy? Yes, and what were they doing in the audience unaccompanied by children.
2. What the hell is a confidence coach? Is it a trumped up hairdresser? From what I can gather the hair dresser food chain goes like this. You start at hairdresser, then go to stylist, then hair designer, then hair director, and then the pinnacle you are a confidence coach.
3. Why wasn’t James Blundell’s ex at Westfield Parramatta trying to win the mum’s idol competition to get to the Opera House outdoor stage to really give the fuck you to Jesse Curran and James.

The big news today was the Idol speculation on the Daily Telegraph website on whether Matt Corby is a protected species . The article reveals that he had a tanty backstage with the judges and it was not aired like Tarasai’s was.

People on the Daily Telegraph blog appeared to be shocked that the viewers maybe manipulated by the producers of these shows.

The excuse was there was only the inside idol camera on Matt at the time so this footage was to go on Inside Idol – which is downloaded to telephones. It would be interesting to know if it had been streamed to the paying public.

The excuse does sound like bullshit.

Matt appears to be depressed and thinks he won’t be taken with any musical credibility if he wins. A theory which was probably confirmed after seeing Guy Sebastian on the show singing a medley full of covers.

However Matt Corby can take heart that Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are big fans of his.

I am starting to hope he does not win, as he is starting to believe his own press. Did he really think he would have been discovered so easily if at all in any other way. He is good, but I don’t think he has put in a great performance in weeks. Ben is the one who will be interesting to see in a few years time.

The highlight of the show was seeing footage of Kyle getting up on stage last night and sing “Just a Gigolo” badly. The funny thing was he was taking it so seriously.

Also Sheridan being a bitchy queen sniping “Kyle doesn’t know anything about fashion” That would be pot calling kettle black. Natalie Gauci should sue Sheridan for long term damage to her self esteem, he has been atrocious.

The group song was a Beatles number, with Marty looking like he would rather be sticking his head into a bucket of pus, instead of being on stage.

In fact they were all rather relieved to be told that was the last group performance for this season. The only reason they have been so bad this year is because the Idols have been so lame. Last year with that huge pool of talent the group songs were ok.

All four were looking tense once it got to the business end of proceedings. Marty and Carl were bottom two, and Marty unsurprisingly was given the boot.

As they was looking over his journey I thought he made top four and did not do one standout performance. Just shows how poor the talent has been this year.

Next week the public can submit songs for the Idols. What about Mickey for Natalie Gauci, I would love to see her dressed as a cheer leader. Maybe Carl could do a punk song like God Save the Queen, and Matt could do a disco number Born to be Alive. I doubt any of my picks would get through.


1 bored { 11.07.07 at 11:56 am }

reality raver if it wasn’t for this site i would have tuned out of this season by now … it is turning sooo boring, apart from natalie but even she is not enough to get some real spark into it.

i had the same thoughts about corby’s thoughts as your couch companion .. and indeed only heard the word camel toe for the first time on sunday from another friend .. i reckon corby should next sing ”nice legs shame about the face (and hairdo)” because it sums him up nicely. he is so 16, which is fine .. but also boring

2 Reality Raver { 11.08.07 at 7:33 am }

Bored – you obviously have classier friends then me if you had only heard of the term camel toe the other day! Or maybe you are discussing more weighty matters such as emissions trading, jung v freud, or the best way to cook venison.

Glad to hear I am keeping you viewing, compared to last year it has been such a disappointment. However it is still better viewing then Dancing With The Stars.

I am starting to think I want anyone to win but Corby in fact wouldn’t mind seeing not make final 2. Best episode this season was the one where he was bottom 2.

3 hilllsong { 11.08.07 at 12:37 pm }

the show is so boring that I have decided that religion is for nerds and am going to seek salvation in an alternative fashion.

4 Anonymous { 11.20.07 at 12:19 pm }

The reason Guy performed the ‘medley of covers’ was because of his musical credibility, not lack of it.

‘The Memphis Album’ is recorded with the band behind much of it all. Guy travelled to Memphis to work with the MGs and the Blues Brothers band, as they (Steve Cropper particularly) were impressed after seeing Guy sing and perform (and what he performed on this Idol night where Marty was eliminated pretty much shows why – he is an awesome performer).

Also the MG’s and Blues Brother’s band (Steve Cropper, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn, Lester Snell, etc) will be coming out to Australia for the first/last time in years to perform with Guy in February, March 2008. This is a big showing of respect, they don’t do that with just anyone.

Also, Guy and Matt have become good friends with Guy offering Matt advice.. so I doubt he’d have problems with Guy (and you could see how much he was enjoying Guy’s performance as well when they crossed to the Idols during it all).

5 Reality Raver { 11.20.07 at 10:48 pm }

I was big fan of Guy Sebastian, and in a way I still am.

However I just wished he had gone down the funk genre musical path.

His cover of Kiss was fantastic, and I think if he had sung that in World Idol (What happened to that? Why was it a one off?) he would have beaten the Norwegian hobbit.

I think week in week out his performances were probably of the highest quality of the majority of the Idol contestants om the five seasons. I still remember a lot of them.

Every week he created a sense of anticipation about his song. Something this years Idol’s have not been able to achieve.

I will take another listen to the album, also watch the Memphis show Channel 7 are plugging with Guy Sebastian singing the songs.