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Julie Goodwin Sings As Well As Cooks – Who Knew!

This goes into the OHMIGOD files. Julie Goodwin who won Season One of Masterchef Australia has now released a Christmas album.

The question is why? The Sunday Telegraph said:

The bubbly Central Coast mum said she had made money from her secret talent before entering the hit TV cooking show.

“I used to sing at Asquith Golf Club,” she revealed.

I was speechless when I read about it and I was even more gobsmacked when I saw a clip of her performing on the Today Show. Click here to see her performance.


1 Shelsta78 { 11.27.10 at 11:07 pm }

She is an appearance on Dancing with the Stars away from being a ‘triple threat’…

2 Injera { 11.27.10 at 11:50 pm }

I have not hidden my dislike of autotune… but in Julie’s case it would be merciful. I hope nobody buys this, but kudos to her agents for putting together such a bizarre deal. I wonder how the pitch went?

3 Annon { 11.28.10 at 8:13 am }

“Haaaaaaaavvvvveeee youuuuuurself a merry little Christmas…”, she sounds like a drag queen that smoked a packet of Winnie Reds before guzzeling a bottle of cooking sherry.
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch

4 TMC { 11.28.10 at 8:44 am }

Does she do “Joy to the World the Food has come?” and “Deck the Halls with ears of Cauli”?

5 Wurstsemmel { 11.28.10 at 4:23 pm }

I thought this was just a bad dream.


Still, what am I saying? If you can rock Asquith golf club…..

6 TB { 11.28.10 at 6:22 pm }

Even more mediocre and one note than her cooking… Good grief.

7 smauge { 11.28.10 at 7:48 pm }

I need to ask – did anyone get through more than 10 seconds of this? I didn’t think it could be, but it’s actually worse than I imagined.

8 Injera { 11.28.10 at 8:07 pm }

I didn’t, Smauge. Once I confirmed that it was breathy and tuneless I shut it down. I’ve decided to leave masochism for others!

9 Reality Raver { 11.28.10 at 8:09 pm }

I got half way through.
I have been thinking about this. And really why wouldn’t she do it. Is she going to regret it? No. If she hadn’t done it she would have regrets.
Should she do a second album? No.

10 Bub { 11.28.10 at 9:13 pm }

You know what, I think she sings very well. Better than what most of us can do. I’m glad she took that step and gave herself to express what she has, as a talent. She’s a great role model and for people to slam her down just because what they feel is lacking, then go look at yourself in the mirror and think again.

11 brain dead dave { 11.28.10 at 9:16 pm }

A whalesong.

12 Culinary Boner { 11.28.10 at 10:04 pm }

what a chanteuse!!! ricki-lee in 30 years?

13 CG { 11.29.10 at 1:20 am }

I thought this was a joke. As Gordon would say: fuck me.

14 smauge { 11.29.10 at 7:05 am }

RR – You are far too kind.
Bub – I looked in the mirror and she still sounds like shit.

15 Culinary Boner { 11.29.10 at 10:22 am }

My mirror broke

16 Wurstsemmel { 11.29.10 at 12:57 pm }

Matt’s CD. Julie CD. What next?

George’s Best of Bazouki?

17 Reality Raver { 11.29.10 at 5:05 pm }

There are lots of skinny chicks running around on TV with less talent then her, and no one raises an eyebrow.

Sorry feeling philisophical today. There are calls for real sized woman and then when there are we nit pick them. I am guilty of this also. Sure she is not the most charismatic, or talented person to hit our screens, but hell did anyone see Warnie the other night?

18 Reality Raver { 11.29.10 at 5:09 pm }

I should add, I won’t be buying the album nor could I listen to the thing the whole way through. But then I turned off Warnie after the Packer interview when that Richie Benaud puppet thing pronouncing pakistani cricketers names.

19 Culinary Boner { 11.29.10 at 5:32 pm }

I just feel sorry for the Asquith Golf Club.

20 smauge { 11.30.10 at 7:09 am }

RR – No one gets a free pass on the basis that they are “real sized”. I dont like the skinny talentless chicks either. But you shouldn’t be sticking up for her singing based on her dress size.
IMHO she shouldn’t have won Masterchef and she can’t sing.

21 Jen { 12.17.10 at 4:07 pm }

I think you are all jealous.

22 Reality Raver { 12.17.10 at 9:11 pm }

Jen – I wouldn’t say I was jealous. There is a part of me that thinks good on her. But the singing ain’t great.