Gee It Did Not Take Long For Idol To Exorcise Kyle Sandilands
Now I know why Channel TEN quickly cut the cord with Kyle Sandilands on Monday, as they had to cut him out of this week’s pre-show publicity blitz.
I opened up my Daily Telegraph TV section and there on the front was a huge photo of Dicko and Marcia – Kyle had been deleted.
The article was about Marcia Hines saying that her style of judging ie being nice and encouraging is the way to attract an audience. She used the success of MasterChef Australia as an example. I think she feel vindicated for all the years we have had to sit through her dull judging comments.
I still hope Dicko and whoever the new judge is will not hold back on the constructive criticism, otherwise it could be a bit of a boring show. I also wonder if the new 6.30pm timeslot will affect what the judges say. I hope the producers just remember that the success of American Idol hinges on the comments of the deliciously witty Simon Cowell, and I hope the Australian version does not become like Pollyanna Idol.
Anyway Kyle is clearly not having a good week as he has now brought in security to guard his St Ives home. Apparently there is a media contingent camped out the front. (Source Daily Telegraph.). Does he really need them? Is it to keep the media out? If so it is unlikely that they will illegally trespass. If it is to keep out people have made personal threats it is a bit over the top, considering if anyone is going to commit an illegal activity are you really going to do it with a media pack to record it?
Maybe it is a sympathy bid – Is Kyle saying I am being threatened now, and I am also a victim of this whole mess?
Also the Daily Tele says the reason Austereo suspended the show was because companies like Optus were pulling advertising because they were getting pressure from customers.
Is King Kyle’s career dead? I find it hard to believe as the ratings his breakfast show he got were so high. But then there is always someone else willing to fill the void.
Also here is a good article from The Punch which asks where is Jackie O in all of this, she seems to avoided a lot of the flack.