I Will Survive – Rocking It Out In Cobar
Why wasn’t Tom Sharah front and centre of the I Will Survive promos? This kid is a star and has charisma in bucket loads. Not sure why he was buried maybe he just didn’t have the truck driving, football kicking, or mine working background they wanted highlighted to draw the punters in.
However if a show is about singing, show us the singers please.
Tom has the type of personality and talent that can attract people into watching shows, Australia’s Got Talent last year was a huge hit mainly because of one person Jack Vidgen. Tom is a star in the making.
Tonight the boys hit Cobar all frocked up, except for host Hugh Sheridan of course, Jamie dressed as a purple animal had a meltdown on the main street about not being given enough time to get ready and having to push through the pack. Oh honey more of your diva ways and we got them when he dressed up in a straight jacket for his rock number. As Stephan Elliott said it was pure Eurovision, and yes that was a positive thing.
Tonight the eleven remaining boys had to bring out their inner rock dude.
And to be honest some were pretty average, however there was some highlights.
They include Tom Sharah doing Bob Segers Old Time Rock and Roll, Stephen Mahey, and Nathan sing King’s Of Leon’s Use Somebody. Some of his former Hi-5 fans were in the audience now 15 years ago. Now THAT would have made him feel old.
Even though the judges thought Brenden rendition of Chris Issak’s Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing tanked, I quite liked it.
Rohan was in a world of pain when he blew his opening of Khe Sanh however also I thought he sang it like it was karaoke and Jason Donovan described it as a car crash.
It is great the viewer is getting to see all of the contestants sing even if they are short excerpts, however I would like to hear more from the judges, as they are one of the drawcards to the show. Stefan Elliott again showed he is witty, and Asher Keddie is a delight. However I am not sure why most of the guest judges don’t have a singing background and would question whether they have the credentials to assess the performances. However Kyle Sandilands has been a judge on a plethora of talent shows.
Bottom three were Frank, Rohan, and Davin. Davin said he knew it was a tough ask to get through rock week, and his rock song was a little camp, but his vocals were certainly not the weakest.
I Will Survive on Network TEN Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 7.30pm.