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Fans Want Kyle Sandilands To Be Reinstated On Australian Idol


Well we have had a week of Australian Idol without Kyle Sandiland’s and already there are calls for him to be returned to the judging panel.

In an article in the Daily Telegraph they say over 21,000 people on facebook have joined a bring back Kyle site.

The view is even though the new judge Jay Dee Springbett is nice, and knows the record industry he is not that entertaining.

The article said:

Fans say they “miss his wit” and that the show has become “too serious” without Sandilands and Mark Holden, who left the series in 2008.

Holden, who created the “touchdown”, said Idol had been more damaged by the loss of Sandilands than the controversy.

“The brand has been diluted by the constant changes to the format.

“People forget it’s not just Kyle. There’s been many moves. John Foreman’s gone, James Mathison’s gone and I’m gone.

Holden said Springbett was “a lovely chap” but Idol now lacked the humour provided by himself, Sandilands and Mathison.

Former contestant Mark Spano said he was “disappointed” Ten had not stuck by Sandilands.

“It’s been a witch hunt,” he said.

“I love Kyle. He doesn’t sugar-coat anything. He’s the perfect judge.

“Jay Dee’s got a great knowledge of music but Dicko does too.

“There needs to be a balance.

“Dicko knows music, Marcia has the niceness and then there was the evilness of Kyle.

“The show will be lacking something without him.”

Personally I would have gone with a guest judge for the third spot on the panel. This would have meant when the producers hit upon a winning formula they could have stuck with it.

TV Tonight also have an interesting article on how they think Andrew G is the person putting the entertainment back into the show.

Do you think Kyle should come back?


1 Kyvyny { 08.29.09 at 2:10 pm }

Well, looks like Marcia has turned racist in order to be entertaining.

Facebook people signed up on a page, really? How many of that are the people living in his house?

2 Lola Raymond.. { 08.29.09 at 4:06 pm }

What was the racist comments about… i missed the show i was stuck at work..???

3 Reality Raver { 08.29.09 at 4:33 pm }

Kyvyny – yes either his housemate and his radio show listeners.

Lola – I think Marcia was basically saying was you have to be black to sing soul. This guy was no Amy Whitehouse.

4 Anonymous { 08.29.09 at 5:38 pm }

I think the show would lack entertainment even with Kyle. (For the record, I never found him entertaining anyway). The show is stale, the singers are extremely mediocre this year, some of the semis have been downright tedious to listen to, nobody is taking any chances – where are the Chanel Coles, the Bobby Flynns, the Ben Mackenzies? The judges do not even judge the singing anymore, it’s all about how somebody looks. (This wouldn’t change if Kyle was around!) They barely mention the actual singing anymore. Mediocrity prevails, eg the pimping of the brickie who quite clearly cannot sing. The show has lost its allure and soul, and it’s not going to be fixed by Kyle.

5 Wurstsemmel { 08.30.09 at 11:21 pm }

I couldn’t care less. The whole Idol thing is over for me and I’m no Kyle fan either.