Australian Idol – Toby Falls On His Sword
Cosima De Vito must be feeling ripped off tonight when she saw Toby Moulton’s exit speech, it was longer than Dame Nellie Melba’s farewell tour.Cosima only got a two minute speech before she was hastily shuffled off stage.
I found Toby’s speech quite sanctimonious like he was taking a bullet for the team so the rest could survive. And AGAIN he played the teacher card. Did he withdraw now because he actually thought he was going to win?
In the past couple of weeks Toby declared that Idol was the place for him to be, and that God felt he should be there, and he had also left the house where he had been living. So why the sudden change of heart? Anway if you missed the speech a excerpt of it is http://www.realityravings.com/2009/11/01/toby-moulton-quits-australian-idol-here-is-his-speech/ which gives some of his reasons.
I get the feeling he may think he has a future in politics so wanted to go out on the higher moral ground.
Anyway apart from Toby here are my thoughts on tonight’s episode:
- Good Charlotte were good mentors as at least they were relevant to their age, but as judges they were very positive, but more so to Hayley and Stan;
- Marcia who was botoxed and wearing plaits had some temerity to tell James Johnston to act his age.
- Also Marcia seemed very hostile towards Jay Dee Springbett tonight, something I noticed last week as well, is this stemming from the Jay Dee and Dicko feud, where Jay Dee sent Dicko a lawyers letter for saying on air he was a former A&R Sony executive.
- I realised I must have spent most of 2000’s in a coma as just about the only song I recognised was the Miley Cyrus one. (I know how embarrassing).
Performances in summary:
Good Charlotte told Nathan to man up. Poor bugger he must be getting sick of giving the I am not gay speech. They also said he was perfect for musical theatre. You could tell they were a bit dubious about his pop/rock credentials.
Both of the songs that he sang tonight were good but unmemorable, I think he will make top three but that will be it.
Lucky for James that Toby fell on his sword as he would have been the one to be eliminated. His Rob Thomas song was much better than the first. However his life in Idol must be coming to an end soon. There was no irony in Marcia Hines when she told him to act his age which was a bit pot calling kettle black.
I definitely am uncool, I missed and original and a remix of the Mario song. I think when Dicko said the moment of the night came from Stan singing the Miley song, just about said it all about how bad tonight’s episode was.
I am starting to find Hayley’s performances a little one dimensional, how she roams the stange and uses her hands. I think she is one of the few in this season who will make a career from the show.
However the judges loved her last song in particular.
Tonight was very very dull, apart from Toby leaving, but that went on for so long that became dull. Anyway bottom three will be James, Nathan, and Hayley.