Slimefest – Tweens Love A Reality TV Star
On Saturday I took my now Miss 8 daughter on her birthday to Nickelodean’s Slimefest. It was eye opening in two ways. Firstly that it was a tween and early teen frenzy of mainly girls and was this was what my daughter was turning into and also the popularity of the reality TV stars in this age group.
Slimefest is a new event for Nickelodean and has replaced their Kid’s Choice awards and it shows what a consumer force the tween/teen market is as they originally only had one show but after the first show sold out a second one was commissioned.
They knew how to entertain their audience with lots of slime the popular Camp Orange host Luke and Wyatt who actually won a Astra this year as Most Popular Host beating Rove and other high profile celebrities.
However the main bit of the show was the entertainment with Jessica Mauboy the highlight for me. She did an amazing set and showed she should have an international singing career.
The highlight for the young girls was Reece Mastin and Johnny Ruffo. Reece shows he has the naughty rock star vibe going and can sing. Whereas Johnny who only had one song is not strong in that area but can dance and has charisma in the bucket load. That kid is going to have a long career in the media.
Justice Crew and Stan Walker showed that they may not have as high profiles as the other but there is some serious talent there.
The other highlight for the mums in the audience was when Commando from The Biggest Loser was dunked in slime and he came out looking like a hot looking Incredible Hulk.
The lowlight… well Miss 8 now has a Reece Mastin tune on repeat. Yep I now know the lyrics to Shut Up And Kiss Me.
Nickolodean continues giving their tween fans what they want with a special screening of One Direction: Up All Night Live at 6.30pm on Saturday the 29 September.
At this stage I have not let Miss 8 know that it is on. And it is little wonder The X Factor here is trying to replicate the success of that boy band here.