Category — Daniel Mifsud
Michael Johns, the Australian looker on American Idol was eliminated on a supposedly surprising night on American Idol.
Apparently Michael Johns looked shocked that he was the one to go. SMH article here .
Personally I thought he was the Daniel Mifsud of the competition. Goodlooking, everyone thought he was mega talented, but was he???
Basically he did not live up to the hype.
The other two in the bottom 3 were Carly Smithson and Syesha Mercado. (Reality Raver the first time ever has managed to predict the bottom three)
Unfortunately if he wanted to audition for Australian Idol in Los Angeles he will now will be unable to do so, as it has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts for Kyle Sandilands. I am not sure I believe that anyway, couldn’t one of the other judges done the job.
April 11, 2008 9 Comments
Daniel Mifsud yesterday decided to tell all in an interview with Kyle and Jacquie on Today FM regarding Tarasai’s personality issues.
He said she had a diva like attitude and alluded that she was fake.
The Daily Telegraph Blog/ exploded with this revelation. I think her time on the show if coming to an end soon.
October 24, 2007 7 Comments
The Young Divas are “brainstorming” around a table, and Kate Darrugo pipes up “I know how I can look svelte, bring on a hugely obese black rapper and get him to dance near me” And there we had the evolution of only one weird part of a almost grotesque routine by the Young Divas, which involved boob massaging and unco-ordinated pelvic grinding. Were they channelling Brittany Spears pre rehab?
It was all a part of promoting their new single another cover “Turn Me Loose” with the new baby Diva the cute and talented Jessica Mauboy. However their voices show how mediocre Tarasai’s is. Pauline and Jess were the highlights. Is Emily Williams some sort lady boy from Thailand, the outfit seemed to suggest so. Also did Sheridan Tyler dress Kate as it had all his hideous trademarks of highlight body flaws eg the tuckshop arms.
Speaking of clothing disasters. What the fuck was Matt Corby wearing? At first glance it seemed like a nightie that had been stolen of a hills hoist. But then it looked like the Banana in Pyjamas with condoms on their heads? Anyway he deserved to be eliminated because of this hideous lack of taste.
The bottom three were a shocked”But I hit all the notes” Tarasai, and the other two bottom three regulars, Daniel Mifsud, and Marty Simpson.
Marty was the first to be sent back to the couch. I have a theory on who is voting for Marty. It is a group of wealthy muso’s who hate the concept of Idol, who want to show how mediocrity can beat talent. I suspect Missy Higgins a noted hater of Idol, is the leader of this pack, and part of her latest record sales are being pumped into this project.
I was not surprised when Daniel got booted, as his songs last night were beyond ordinary, and people had high expectations of him but he never delivered. I would be surprised if he has a post Idol career.
October 23, 2007 2 Comments
In a week of much discussion on whether the Hillsong church has an undue influence on the voting patterns on Australian Idol, the issue has been raised on do some contestants in reality TV land have an unfair advantage before the competition begins?
An article in Crikey by Jane Nethercote again explored this issue about Hillsong and influence, but also highlighted that people like Fifi Box had Radio Station Triple M behind her, as did Grant Denyer with Sunrise and Channel 7 support to help him win Dancing With The Stars.
After much pondering these important matters, I came up with my own tips on how to win Australian Idol.
1. Don’t just get a town behind you, you will need at least a State or Territory, or go one better as did Damien Leith and get a country barracking for you.
2. Try to have some struggle street story to tell, be a single mum, have a chronic disease (this works better on Big Brother), a recent tragedy; or a disability. Please note this one backfired on Brianna this year when she announced after an abysmal performance on Rock night that she was deaf in one ear. The viewers at home after sitting through 2 minutes of torture had worked out already she was tone deaf so did not get any sympathy votes.
This strategy works best when the “yarn” is fed through a skillful PR person to the weekly gossip mags with nice photos.
3. Have something memorable about yourself think Guy Sebastian- the Fro, Damien Leith – the falsetto, and Matt Corby this year is covering this area well with the hair and the scarfs.
4. Have some friendship or mentor with a “famous” person. Kate Derrugo mentor was Vinetta Fields, and this year Daniel Mifsud is seeking advice from Jade McCrae. Who is getting the most out of this friendship is debatable. As Jade appears to be using Daniel’s 15 minutes of fame to plug her just released new album. Considering she has bagged out this years Idol competition it is the height of hypocrisy that the publicists continue to dripfeed photos of the pair of them to the daily newspapers. By the way Daniel your hair looks so much better short.
If the mainstream media is so concerned about the effect of Hillsong on Idol, maybe they should examine why this church is attracting so many young people to its flock, when other main religions are in decline.
October 6, 2007 2 Comments
Today Tonight this evening did a gasp shock horror story on Hillsong hijacking Australian Idol, and how there were also other christians had been through Idol.
They portrayed the congregation in the same way as a satanic cult, and I was disappointed they did not manage to get footage of someone walking across hot coals just to make their irrelevant point about the zealotry of this bunch.
I know it is not relevant to Hillsong but when has that ever matter to the quality journalism on Today Tonight.
Ben was outed in a different way for once, as was Tarasai, Daniel Mifsud, and Matt Corby as being part of this sect.
This story did assist with understanding why Ben says he’s straight (and he could well be), but Hillsong are not known for there open and welcoming attitude to gay people. I think they may even dabble in a bit of re-education.
Jacob Butler must have been rubbing his hands in glee as being the about the only man left not tainted by this story. He needs to pick up I won’t vote for a Hillsonger no matter how talented niche vote to have any chance of staying in the competition.
Stay tuned for other Today Tonight stories on how Arabic Idol is full of Muslims, and Israeli Idol – full of Jews.
October 3, 2007 1 Comment