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Guy Sebastian And Jessica Mauboy Both Win ARIA’s

Guy Sebastian won two ARIA’s last night the  Best Pop Release and Best Australian Live Act. Jessica Mauboy also won Best Female Artist. Matt Corby who has cut his ties with his Australian Idol past won ARIA Song of the Year for Resolution and Samantha Jade won a ARIA for best video.

One Direction also won Best International Act which indicates the age of the people voting for the public votes at the ARIA’s. Scroll down for the full list of winners.

Here are some reality stars walking the black carpet. Photos courtesy of Selina O’Connor.

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys who knew how to keep her fans happy on the red carpet. She was pretty classy.

Harrison Craig


Harrison Craig winner of The Voice this year.

kyomiKyomi who was a popular contestant on The Voice this year. Unbelieveably she still does not have a record contract.

Nathaniel Willemse


Nathaniel Willemse proving you can still be successful even if you get booted early in The X Factor.


Prinnie Stevens working the black carpet.

Salty Rain

Tommy Franklin Salty rain dude was there. I got an interview will put up tomorrow.

Samantha Jade


Samantha Jade

Since this is about the ARIAs the full list of winners is below:

Best Male
Best Dance Album
Breakthrough Artist – Release
(Presented by PPCA)
Producer Of The Year

Album Of The Year
Best Group
Best Rock Album
(Presented by Hard Rock Cafe)

 Best Pop Release
Best Australian Live Act
(Presented By Qantas)
‘Get Along Tour’

 Best Independent Release
Best Adult Contemporary Album

 Best Female Artist

ARIA Song Of The Year
(Presented by the Today Network)

 Best Blues and Roots Album

 Best Children’s Album

(triple j)
Best Comedy Release

 Best Country Album

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Best Urban Album

Best Video (Presented by YouTube)
Directed by Christopher Frey

Best International Artist

ARIA Hall Of Fame

ARIA Industry Icon Award

December 2, 2013   11 Comments

ARIA Awards On Tonight – Reality Stars Are Nominated And Performing

The annual ARIA awards on being held in Sydney tonight and GO will be televising it from 7.30pm.

In year’s gone past the reality stars were not seen as quite as worthy to be there but times have changed and there does not appear to be the cultural cringe anymore. Jessica Mauboy will be perfoming live in a line up which includes Alicia Keys. Samantha Jade and Connie from Sneaky Sound System.

Guy Sebastian is nominated for five awards including Album of the Year for Armageddon, Best Male, Best Pop Release and Song of The Year. A SMH article thinks that it is Guy Sebastian’s year to win as well as Jessica Mauboy having a shot at the Best Female.

What we do know is he won’t be walking the red carpet looking like this.

Idol walking the red carpetPhoto courtesy of Pedestrian TV attached to a very funny article about worse dressed ARIA looks, funny there are quite a few reality stars in there. Thanks to Dr T for sending it through.

Reality TV nominees do better in the public voting categories then in peer voted categories. Funny that.

Keith Urban and Matt Corby are also nominated for Best Male and Best Live Act.

Song of the Year is full of reality stars including Guy Sebastian, Samantha Jade, Matt Corby, Justice Crew and Timomatic.

I will be interviewing on the black carpet this afternoon trying to wrangle some of these reality stars and the good news is a friend of mine who is a photographer is coming with me so I might get some good shots not my shitty iphone ones.

Oh and the group being inducted into the Hall of Fame this is evening is Air Supply!

December 1, 2013   18 Comments

Guy Sebastian May Be Ditching The X Factor

Well there are some definite shuffling on chairs on The X Factor Australia this year, with Mel B heading back to the US with a judging role on America’s Got Talent. However there are also rumours that Guy Sebastian won’t be returning this year. There was a similare rumour last year as well but this time he has had some success in the US and may not want to be tied to being Australia because of a reality show.

It is expected that Natalie Bassingthwaite will return as will Ronan Keating. It might be difficult finding replacements as Channel NINE are looking for international stars for Australia’s Got Talent. Sharon Osbourne is strongly rumoured to be signed on. It is a tad ironic that she was a judge on America’s Got Talent where Mel B is heading. The other rumour doing the rounds is Chris Issak, and hopefully that rumour is true.

Source: Daily Telegraph

February 22, 2013   7 Comments

The Voice’s Adam Levine Says Show Boosted His Career

There is not doubt these days that being on a quality reality TV show can increase the profile and profits of any performer, and the enigmatic  Adam Levine, coach on the US version of The Voice, confirms this in an interview on The Daily Beast.

The article states the song “Moves Like Jagger,” which Levine debuted on the show in 2011, became the 12th most-sold downloaded song of all time. Overexposed, Maroon 5’s new album, has sold 500,000 copies since its summer debut, with two singles currently on the top 12 of the Billboard Hot 100.

He tells the Daily Beast:

I think it absolutely has helped our career. I think there’s no doubt about that. Things were fine with the band. It wasn’t like we didn’t have success and weren’t satisfied, but I felt like we were at a bit of a crossroads trying to figure out the next move. We were searching a little bit, and [The Voice] changed our career profoundly. It got my face in everyone’s household. It got our music all over the map. What was interesting, our music was already quite big. But people discovered and rediscovered who we were and what we did and got to know me. I always felt like I was slightly misrepresented.

Adam also talks about how the winners of The Voice have not gone on to have as successful post show careers as Idol stars have:

I think the show needs to do things better to help see it through. However, that being said, I also believe people need to understand that launching someone into the stratosphere and creating a huge success is one in a million. It’s not a factory. It’s not a machine. Having been in a band for however long, you release a single, and sometimes it does really well. Sometimes no one gives a shit. We’re two seasons in. You’ve got to give us a minute. I think American Idolgot very lucky in having Kelly Clarkson. Kelly Clarkson was the first winner, right?

Interestingly in the Sun-Herald today it stated how the first winner of Australian Idol Guy Sebastian had received a lot of flack from the music industry about achieving prominence from a reality show. He is having the last laugh now with hit singles in Australia but also he is currently in the US charts.

Thankfully the stigma of achieving recognition through reality TV shows is decreasing.


September 9, 2012   Comments Off on The Voice’s Adam Levine Says Show Boosted His Career

The Voice Australia – Pink Turned Down A Coaches Role

It could have been Pink on the turning red chairs if she had decided to sign on the dotted line to become a coach on The Voice Australia.

The Daily Telegraph said she turned down the show because she feared she would alienate people with her blunt opinions. She said Simon Cowell gets away with it because he is male and has an [UK] accent. The paper also states that if she had taken it Joel Madden’s was the position she would have had.

With The X Factor starting shortly it appears Guy Sebastian is not phased by the success of The Voice and does not think it will impact on The X Factor.

He told the Daily Telegraph:

And he is not concerned that Australian viewers might be suffering from singing show fatigue ahead of the latest season of X Factor, for which he is a judge and mentor.

“I would have thought that (might happen) before The Voice (aired),” said Sebastian, who is preparing to release his sixth studio album. “It’s not that different. It’s got the turnaround chairs thing, in essence it’s just another singing show. I think (its success) really shocked everyone but I think it’s a positive thing because it shows the public are still behind good talent.”

This also backs up what Natalie Bassingthwaite told me at the Astra Awards where she said they had found some good talent for the show.

The X Factor Australia will premiere on Monday 20 August at 7.30pm on Channel Seven.

August 9, 2012   Comments Off on The Voice Australia – Pink Turned Down A Coaches Role