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Australia’s Next Top Model’s Have Had Their Make Over – Leiden Got a Buzz Cut.

Leiden Kronemburger has appeared on stage at the Royal Easter Show with a buzz cut. Make-over week in Australia’s Next Top Model must have occurred. In the American series normally one of the model contestants will received the buzz cut.

Bianca from Cycle 9 was much improved because of the radical change.

The picture of the the new hair do is here. Other top modellers in the photo are Kristy Coulcher, Rebecca Jobson and Alyce Crawford.

For the before shot here is a group photo here.

Australia’s Next Top Model commences on Fox 8 on April 22.

It Take Two Jade McCrae and Paul O’Brien say Judges Want Them Out.
Jade McCrae has lashed out at the It Takes Two judging panel to protest at what they claim is unnecessary and unfair criticism.

The Daily Terror article said:

A normally composed MacRae couldn’t contain her anger backstage after the Channel 7 talent show aired on Tuesday night, infuriated by judge James Valentine accusing Home and Away star O’Brien of not wanting to be a part of the singing competition.
“I am so f . . king angry,” MacRae raved to Confidential. “We’re all for constructive criticism, but when they put him down week after week, it’s just not nice.

Normally I find it is the opposite with Channel 7 stars as they get a few bonus points to enable them to stay in the show so they can continue to promote their shows. Channel 7 is the master of the cross promotion.

Another Channel 7 personality was eliminated on Tuesday night Sara Groen the weather/news girl. An exit interview from TV Week is here.

Also another exit interview from Who magazine here.

So You Think You Can Dance Jemma Armstrong Can Expect Strong Support from WA.
Jemma Armstrong the Perth Latin American dancer can expect strong support, ie lots of vote from Western Australia.

I expect the Western Australian media will give her huge coverage over the next few weeks.
The West here has a small article complete with a very nice photo.

Will geographical voting push some of the contestants to the top 4? There does seem to be some advantage of being from an area where there are fewer contestants eg a smaller (population wise) state, or a large regional area.

It was rumoured in 2005 that the winner of Australian Idol Kate DeAraugo won the competition because of the strength of the Ballarat vote.

Also good news for fans of the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance, Channel 10 have confirmed it will be shown again next year.

Article here.

American Idol – Exit article with Chikezie
Chikezie was the unfortunate singer to be eliminated off American Idol this week, at least he can take comfort in making the top 10 tour.

Here is an exit interview from EW.

March 29, 2008   3 Comments

Reality Ravers tips to Winning Australian Idol

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