Category — Bridie Carter
This season’s winner of Dancing With The Stars, Bridie Carter, decided Channel 7 is going to be her new home, after burning bridges with Channel 9 with bitchy comments about McLeod’s Daughters the show she starred on for five years.
The dancing diva yesterday launched a stinging attack on McLeod’s Daughters – saying she “wasn’t at all surprised” by the recent axing of the outback drama series which catapulted her to national fame.
Despite her status as one of McLeod’s longest serving members, Carter trod all over cast and crew on the eve of the series demise, saying she won’t even watch it. “I would look at it and think ‘Who are these people in my loungeroom?”, said Carter.
Not knowing when to shut up she continued with:
“I don’t want to mar McLeod’s, but not everything was as it appears. I find it strange that not one of the original cast members is left.
“Perhaps they should have tried harder to keep people. Blue Heelers lasted 11 years and there were people on it for the whole series.”
Channel 9 and McLeod’s Daughters were not going to take this lying down when they responded:
“Bridie is completely up herself and everyone was thrilled to see the back of her when she left the show,” a source close to the McLeod’s production team told Confidential.
“But I can’t believe she’s bagging the program that made her famous – there’s no way she would have even been on Dancing without it.”
“Good luck to her, she’s an absolute nightmare.”
Should we lock Bridie and Matt Corby in a room together until their ego’s deflate?
November 28, 2007 1 Comment
It was a battle between technique (Bridie) v personality (Anh Do) last night on the Dancing With the Stars Finale. It was over for another season thank god.
The show opened with David Campbell singing cabaret, but it quickly turned to burlesque once a troupe of female dancers came out onto the stage.
By the time Darryl Somers skipped down the stairs they were wearing black suspenders and red feather boas.
Sonia Kruger then came tripping down the stairs clearly feeling nostalgic for her Strictly Ballroom character Tina Sparkles by carrying a sparkler.
Again the repartee between her and Darryl was riveting – not. Darryl thought she looked a bit like Kim Basinger from LA Confidential, which she did. Whilst she said she had been channelling Nicole Kidman, which by the lack of wrinkles on Sonia’s forehead would appear to be correct.
The clear favourites Bridie and Craig did the Cha Cha to Arethra Franklins Respect. It was a disco type cha cha, and the scene seemed to be set in some nightclub.
It was pretty good, except for a wayward jacket which landed over Bridies head. As Todd McKenny said “Never work with animals, children or jackets,”. But this incident did not hinder their score as the judges loved the routines. They got a high 35 points.
Next up was Anh (I cannot believe I made it this far) Do and Luda doing the Pase Doble. They did a Bruce Lee type twist to it. With Anh Do opening being wired down to the floor, and both had swords to spar with.
It was a typical Anh Do routine which was fun, the dancing technique however was not up there. The judges did not like the fusion of the pase doble from spanish to chinese, and they scored a low 26.
I had to fast forward through the flashbacks of other contestants as this show really goes on for far to long.
Darryl then announced that one of the judges will be on It Takes Two, this is going to be Mark, the most boring judge, so clearly It Takes Two are having difficulty getting celebs for that production as well.
Hopefully some sort of personality will emerge during that show otherwise he won’t last long.
Bridie and Craig then did a repeat of the Samba which they did a few episodes ago. At time I said:
Even though the judges adored her Samba where she was channelling the jungle
queen, the way she moved and look reminded me of one of those people who had
been raised by wolfs (or some other animal) for years in isolation.
The judges loved it again and gave it the Nadia Comenici perfect score of all tens, so a total of 40.
At this stage Anh Do and Luda knew they were up against and repeated a samba they do had previously done. I was surprised they did not do their salsa routine as that had been a cracker. Still this was ok with lifts, and Luda working it hard as usual to make up for Anh Do lack of skills. Judges gave them 32.
Then Kate Cerbrano came and sung a song to promote her new CD. She was wearing this ludicrous dress which looked like a black wedding dress. But all was revealed as it was taken off and she danced a routine with her former Dancing With the Stars Partner. I was really impressed when she did the splits at the end.
The Bridie and Craig did their freestyle dance with the story of lovers being at other sides of the mirror. It was a bit Mia Michaels, So You Think You Can Dance like. It was pretty good, and she is a great dancer considering she has not danced before. Again the judges gave it the perfect score of 40.
There was starting to be no suspense in this final. Then Anh Do and Luda did their final dance, where Anh was dressed as a donkey, and Luda as a european peasant farmer with a tail??? I think.
Anyway it was a fun routine again which lacked technique. The judges kindly scored it 35.
Sonia Kruger then came up with the most cutting line of the night, possibly aimed at Elka Graham. She said to Anh Do “Just be careful none of the retired swimmers offer you drugs at the after party”.
It was time for announcement – half hearted pause to create suspense and the winner is Bridie Carter.
This season again rated highly for Channel 7 so expect to see it back on our screens next year.
November 28, 2007 Comments Off on Dancing with the Stars – Finale
Due to a recording malfunction….. me – I missed both Anh Do and Luda’s, and David and Corrina’s first dances – Sob.
However it meant I missed the banal opening segment by Darryl Somers. Yeah. On Sunday a person was telling me how he thought Darryl was one of the great comedians, I immediately deleted him from my Christmas Card list.
Speaking of Christmas, Sonia Kruger was certainly getting into the festive spirit by dressing up as a gift.
Bridie and Craig were the third couple to dance and they did the salsa.
The pre routine confab at rehearsals continued to not wow me with them. I know she is hugely popular and a great dancer, but she just annoys me.
Notwithstanding that I thought she looked super hot in that dress, and the opening was great when Craig jumped over her. Then it went into a lull, and it was not the sexiest nor smoothest salsa I have ever seen.
I did not see the point regarding both of them chewing gum. Was this to try and highlight that it was Cuba pre the Castro revolution, when there were heaps of Americans there, hence the gum. If so I thought the link was as tenuous as one of Anna Coren’s segues as The Chaser is constantly outlining on their show.
Judges of course love Bridie and gave her 31.
Anh Do and Luda’s second dance of the evening was the Argentine Tango. It was a snappy little dance, with intensity, the only negative comment is that Anh does not do sultry convincingly I always think he about to smirk. The dance ended with a great backward bend from Luda, to reach a knife to slit his throat.
Anh Do then played dead on the floor, and Darryl came rushing over to try and milk a joke out of it, by pretending to do CPR. Anh Do nearly gagged, thinking this was not in my contract, and as usual with any joke involving Darryl it was incomprehensible and fell flat.
Judges loved it. Paul Mercurio said “Their best routine of the season.” I still like the Wiggles one which they hated, but I suppose this is more technical.
David and Corrina were were next with a Samba. I did not get the story they were trying to portray. Was it a sailor coming into port to meet a girl. I could not understand whether it was his girlfriend or if it was a lady of the night.
Since seeing Lacey, and Danny do a sizzling Samba on SYTYCD, anyone else just looks flat.
The judges agreed, Todd said ” No feeling, no bounce”, and gave it a low 23.
Why doesn’t David let Corrina speak? Does she have some sort of speech impediment we don’t know about?
Bridie and Craig were last doing the Argentine Tango as well. They role played Morticia and Gomez from the Addams family. Which was pretty clever. I thought it was good, however again I think it lack sultriness, maybe she should have channelled Esmeralda in again, at one stage it looked like it had morphed into a B grade zombie movie flick.
Darryl of course would win an award for stating the obvious, when he said to Craig, you must be Gomez.
Todd won gag of the night, when Helen was rabbiting on about the judges all being a character from the Addams Family, she asked him who he was and he held up 2 fingers and said Thing.
Judges scored them a high 35.
Final scores were :
Anh Do and Luda : 66
Bridie and Craig: 66
David and Corrina: 54
The guests tonight were Human Nature, and Smokey Robinson. Human Nature since turning from teeny boy bad, to Motown band, have continued to milk it this genre, with the release of their third album just in time for the Christmas market.
Smokey Robinson looked like he had been botoxed within an inch of his life, however cannot criticise one of the great songwriters. Performance wise it was not so great, not help by a microphone malfunction for one of their singers.
Then the moment we had been waiting for who was going to go through to the final.
Predictably Bride and Craig went through, then there was about 10 seconds of suspense before we learnt Anh Do and Luda were through. I was surprised that David Hobson had been eliminated, but I could not say I was unhappy.
November 20, 2007 Comments Off on Dancing With the Stars – Final 3