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TV Week Article are they or aren’t they shagging?

TV Weak this week, did a pretty lame article on whether is there hanky panky going on between Lana and Marty.

Marty predictably denied it, as did Lana “He is my best friend in the house.”

However Kyle was quoted as saying Marty had confirmed the rumour to him. Who you believe is the person who has the most integrity – now that is a difficult one.

Also there was a quote from Natalie saying is there may or maynot be something going on. Come on Nat be a bit more unequivocal then that..

However Tarasai was doing some ?fake crying last night (personally I thought it was more to do with a bruised ego) about losing her roommate so maybe Lana has been sleeping solo.

On the same page Kyle states that Mark Holden is always grasping for TV time, and rehearses what he is going to say when he is watching the singers in rehearsals. Is there tension between him and Marky Mark? We will just have to wait and see.

September 25, 2007   Comments Off on TV Week Article are they or aren’t they shagging?

Monday Elimination night – Goodbye Lana

Clearly reality raver should not give up her day job to become a clairvoyant. This soothsayer had confidently predicted an all male top three, but was shown to be gloriously wrong with Lana and Tarasai both in there.

Another 1 hour of filler before we got down to business in the last 15 minutes, I think tonight they broke some sort of record by showing the Idol’s Sunday night performances three times, ok once was a rehersal but still it was overkill.

I don’t want to turn this into a fashion blog but I just have to mention the clothes tonight.

Firstly Marcia, Marcia, Marcia – if I did not know you were post-menopausal I would have thought you were pregnant. The top made her boobs look as big as Dolly Parton’s, and her arms like a front row forward. Shame on you Sheridan or Cue whoever was the culprit.

Now Natalie you need to run as soon as you see Sheridan Tyler coming near you. Those red tights and short denim mini did her no favours. Was it the same one Brianna had worn the week before while singing that diabolical Supertramp song? Does she not know it is cursed? She needs to have a stroll down Fitzroy to get some of her Melbourne mojo back.

Now what are the supposedly funky hosts, James and Andrew G wearing business shirts with the thick white stripes and white collars, yes I know they had their moment of glory with a few stockbrokers in the 80’s but do they need to come back. Next week they will be wearing those t shirts that used to changed colours depending on your body temperature….

Clearly Van Heusen is paying the producers for them to wear them.

Van Heusen is also dressing Kyle. Dicko is not being dressed by anyone, so at times it does look like he has pulled a jumper out of his wardrobe. At least he has given the polo tshirts the flick.

Tarasai in the bottom three was a surprise, but to be honest it was not an unpleasant one. I at one stage contemplated on popping the champers when I thought Daniel would be voted off. I think acoustic night next week will show just how untalented he is.

After the roasting Lana received last night she was not surprised to be there nor kicked off. Congratulations to her for being so composed about it. All Idol’s and potential Idols take note, that is how you should behave with dignity. She was showing it in bucketloads. Her rendition of her song tonight was much better, she seemed relaxed and appeared to have fun with it.

Now the same cannot be said for the judges. When Andrew G asked if they had anything to say about the final three, Mark and Kyle just continued to put the boot in, and after her elimination could barely make any gracious comments. Big thumbs down to them all.

Predictions of the week – Ben to be caught pashing Tarasai in the spa just to prove a point to Mark.

September 24, 2007   1 Comment

Aust Idol – Final 10 Disco Night

Kitted out in my hotpants, oroton sequin handbag, and glass of Ben Ean wine I was ready to boogie on disco night.

I was also prepared to allow the misery of rock night to be erased from my mine.

The disco show was better and in fact Matt Corby received the first touchdown of the series, however it appeared the judges had been told to be more positive this week, and they seemed to really like some performances that to me were barely above average compared to other years.

This week Dicko’s bags under his eyes appeared to be getting bigger, but he did seem happier. Marcia had finally taken a truth serum and admitted that lasts weeks show was total shite. Mark looks more and more like the joker without makeup, and Kyle is on some sort of happy drug and I had thought his role was to be the nasty judge. However he does crack me up a couple of times each show.

Some thirty something chick won the best banner competion with some sort montage to Daniel Misfud. I had to agree with James she really needed to get out more.

‘Onadrought’ was that you waving that declaration of lust?

First up was Tarisai singing Hot Stuff by Donna Summer
This genre was always going to suit her. I thought she sang it fine, her voice is strong, but at this stage I don’t feel the magic when she is on stage. Paulini in the first series just nailed it on disco night and was fantastic you were almost dancing in your lounge room at home. Apparently she is one of the bookies favourites so she will definately be there next week.

Ben – Can’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson.
The judges loved it. I just wish they would stop trying to drag him out of the cupboard each week. For crissakes the kid is barely 17 he may not know what he is yet, and all those innuendoes must be quite confronting. I loved the arrangement, however was surprised that Mark was saying it was close to a touchdown. I thought in some places it was a bit weak.

Mark – Nutbush City Limits – – Ike and Tina Turner.
He is showing his savvyness with his song choices, he managed to avoid a Damien Lieth disco disaster with this rock like cover. He is a bit one dimensional but he will continue to push forward in the comp. Dicko said he wanted him to be a bit more sensual next week. I have no idea what he means by that. A Julio Englesias ballad perhaps??

Lana – Moloko – Sing It Back. I thought she looked like young Charlie Angel, however the bags under her eyes are not getting any smaller. Clearly the HSC study is starting to have an impact. She did the song ok, not memorable but ok. However it is clear the judges are keen to see her go. Good on her for not being bothered about the comments, I think she will be safe for another week.

Jacob – Car Heat – Jameroquai. He reminded me of a poor mans version of Robbie Williams tonight. Again he was ok, his voice was a bit wobbly in parts. He just seems to want this so much. It is like he knows this is his last chance saloon. If this does not work out for him he will have to go out and get a real job. We will probably see him pop up onThe Singing Bee – Season 2.

Marty – You Sexy Thang – Hot Chocolate
He has such a limited vocal range. I liked it for the first 30 seconds but then I was just bored. It was bland, and as wobbly as blamange. I laughed when one of the judges said that Marty reminded him of Agro, as I was just thinking at the same time his eyebrows reminded me of Fozzie Bears. He is a definate bottom three.

Daniel – Some Girls – Rolling Stones.
I just find him the same every week. He really needs to get a haircut it is driving me nuts. Also I think he carries around a to cool for school attitude – which I suppose is what rock/pop stars should have, but I kind of don’t like it. I am still not warming to this guy, but clearly I am in the minority. His song was good, but not great. I agreed with Kyle he ticks all the boxes, good look, voice, movement but there is just something lacking. However clearly I am in the minority as he seemed to have a huge amount of fans there tonight.

Carl – September by Earth, Wind and Fire
I was so expecting him to crash and burn this week, however he did not bomb it(sorry unintentional use of navy vernacular). The judges gushed over it for some reason. I still don’t think he is as talented as some of the other Idol contestants this year. And the scatting was abysmal. However I think we will see him this week. Clearly the Australian Defence Forces are voting for him. Those bored soldiers on duty throughout the middle east are probably spending their spare time texting in the votes. Not much else to spend your money on in Bagdad.

Matt – Gotta Get You Into My Life – Earth, Wind and Fire.
He must have been channelling Carl as it was very swingy. I suspect if Carl had done this version he would have been hammered. However Matt managed to score a touchdown. I liked the performance. I think Matt is the package to go the whole way, and probably has the best voice in the competiton. But was it worthy of a touchdown? Felt like rewinding the tape to see what I had missed on the first viewing. I suspect judges think Matt is the only one this year that would make the record company money hence all the gushing.

Natalie – I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor.
I love this song however this blogger must confess to doing and listening to some extremely poor renditions of this song at Karoke. I was hoping for a great rendition and it was. I was a bit bemused that this one did not score a touchdown like the previous song – but the record company theory was already brewing in my mind so I figured that was the reason.
She looked great, and I disagreed with Mark the way she opened the song actually made me pay attention to this overdone anthem.

Tonight was a much needed improvement from last week, and hence a much more enjoyable show. The judges appear to be gelling and we are starting to get know the contenders a bit more.

I predict an all male bottom three – Marty, Jacob, and Danny boy. Marty to go.

September 23, 2007   3 Comments

Aust Idol – The mystery spa photos have emerged.

Finally the rumoured pictures of Brianna and Marty in the spa have emerged. Sitting in the prime page 3 position in the Sunday Telegraph. Quality.

Rumours had been circulating that big money had been paid for them. However, I had thought the Telegraph prided itself on not buying stories, however photos might be a different thing.

Link below:
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,22464573-5001026,00.html

The picture does the raise the question about why Matt Corby has such a strange look on his face what is he thinking?

Is it:
a) Why did I sit on one of the spa’s holes I have bubbles going up my ass?
b) Oh God I am only a 16 year old and I only have to look at a girl to get a boner, I hope she cannot feel it? or
c) Oops, Uh oh – At my school did they tell me that semen could stay alive in a spa – oh please god I hope not.

Interesting that Lana and Marty were sitting together – there was the rumour they were having some sort of interaction, however no overpowering body chemistry seems evident in this photo. Maybe he has a sneaky hand underwater.

September 23, 2007   Comments Off on Aust Idol – The mystery spa photos have emerged.

Brianna gone all pretty predictable

Firstly I must congratulate the producers of Aust Idol in their ability to spin out a 10 minute show to one hour.

It is particularly excrutiating to have to watch the previous nights performances twice, once at the beginning, and once through the camera at the side of the stage.

What was the story with Lana and her eyes had she been bawling her eyes out prior to going on stage. Had Dicko given her the just commit harikari talk.

Anyway Lana is surviving another week, but seems to know she won’t be there to walk those opera house steps.

It was unsurprising that Brianna went, I must say I was not sorry, again we had her pretentious whinging about how she has only ever sung her own songs. Bull – I am sure she has been seen hanging out in those Karoke bars in Fortitude Valley.

The only unfortunate thing about her going is that it reduces then number of girls to three.

I was surprised that Jacob was in the bottom 3 – clearly he did not carry many fans over from the X Factor. However is was not the worst performance of the night.

Disco night next week well that will be a giggle as they the majority crash and burn again.

September 17, 2007   Comments Off on Brianna gone all pretty predictable