Kyle Sandilands Thinks Altiyan Childs Was Treated Poorly And Marcia Lied When Judging Idol
Kyle Sandiland’s is probably one of the most interesting media personalities in Australila. Love him or hate him he is not a sanitised media thought bubble spouting out pre-prepped one liners.
In a very interesting interview with TV Tonight (well worth a read and it canvasses a range of topics) Kyle states that his fellow judge on Australian Idol may very rarely have given negative feedback to a contestant’s face she did let her thoughts about them known to him.
The article states:
Sandilands says his first year on Idol was difficult because Dicko was so well-regarded and he was unfamiliar with Marcia Hines and Mark Holden’s work.
“Mark and Marcia were difficult. And I was like ‘Who the f*** are these old nobodies making my life difficult?’ I didn’t know Mark with his little flower. I didn’t know Marcia -at all. I knew Deni. But Deni’s mum who is she?” he asks.
“Now we’re besties but I didn’t like her then. I was ignorant to her past and her success and she was completely ignorant to where I came from and what I stood for and we clashed.
“It was bad. She’d storm off set and we’d argue, hold up production, she’d storm off, refuse to work with me and I’d laugh in her face. I just didn’t care.
“But the first day back on the second year she grabbed me and said, ‘You know sweetheart, I really gave you a hard time.’
“The funny thing was by year 2 when her and I had mended the bridge …. she’d sit there and say ‘You tried your best darlin’, you tried your best.’ But as they walked out she’d turn around and say ‘I hate that mother f***er!’ The real Marcia would come out. She’s hilarious.”.
Also he thinks The X Factor season one winner Altiyan Childs was harshly treated:
“Altiyan Childs I voted for and in the ad break they were all ‘What the hell?’”
Childs when on to win the first season of the Seven show, but despite Altiyan’s ups and downs, Sandilands remains a supporter.
“He always got f***ed over by everyone he ever worked for because he’s a bit kooky and difficult. But this is the music business. Everyone who’s good or successful is a bit kooky and difficult, they all are. And everyone seemed a bit surprised that Altiyan was,” he says.
“I know he’s a bit of a space cadet but so are the Rolling Stones, so’s Pink, they’re all loons!
“They didn’t put a record out the first year that he won and I thought that was bullshit. I thought the whole political stuff behind the scenes…. I didn’t like it. They let him die on the vine. I know he’s had his trouble, we’ve read about them.
“But he is a true rock star. Best voice in this country. But he had the dodgy manager situation, they didn’t put his record out straight away and he got all emotional and weird and freaked out everybody. But that’s what they do, they all do that! They’re loony artists.”
To see what he thinks about The X Factor, Australia’s Got Talent and how he has changed go to click here.