Sabrina Batshon – Love Her Or Hate Her She Definitely Can Sing
Sabrina Batshon has had me intrigued since she auditioned for Australian Idol this year, and I still cannot decide whether I like her or loathe her. Which probably means I want her to get into the top 12 so I can work it out.
She has been a professional performer and site that I don’t think is to accurate indicates that she might have know Australian Idol judge Jay Dee Springett prior to the show. But more on that later.
She has apparently been performing for quite some time, but her career was interrupted when she was admitted to a psychiatric ward for depression and suicidal tendencies(well that is what I have interpreted what her admission was for from the chatter on the show). I was curious to find out about the girl in the cut off shorts, the penchants for glitter, and the underlying vulnerability.
I found this article on Wikibin but am not sure of the veracity of it considering they stuffed up the year of her birth. She was born in 1984 not 1964.
But it had a couple of interesting things:
- She was understudy to Nikki Webster in the Wizard of Oz,
- In 2001 Batshon confirmed that she does reject the rigid labels of homosexuality and famously declared ” love is fluid”, elucidating a long held belief that she is not strictly heterosexual and accepts both genders as being sexually attractive to both genders. Please note she went to Newtown High of Performing Arts and that is what they all say there, and by the way I don’t care if she is Bi or gay.
But this is the most interesting paragraph is this one:
Batshon’s Talent has most recently attracted Barbra Streisand’s Manager Marty Erlichman and Australia’s Sony Artist Director Jay Dee Springbett.
If Jay Dee Springbett did know her prior to Australian Idol he definitely needs to declare it. It is possible this page could have been updated since the met during the top 100 week.
Whether she gets in to the top 12 or not she has added some interest to this season show.