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Wes Carr Auditioned For Australian Idol Because His Pub Audience Was More Interested In The Football.

Here in the Courier Mail is an article where Wes Carr, the winner of Australia Idol reveals why he auditioned for Idol. Combine 20 in the audience and football on the TV and you have it.

However Defamer has a much more humorous interview with Wes, and asks the questions you really want to know like whether he is dating Ricki-Lee.

The Amazing Race Casting Director Says It Is A Relationship Game Not A Race Around The World.
In an interview on Reality Blurred Lynne Spillman the casting director of The Amazing Race said she casts on the strength of the stories of the relationship and how the race will test them.

“We want to know where they are, how their relationship is going to change on the race. You’ll see happy dating couples, but they’re usually at a crossroads of, you know, moving in together or getting engaged. You’ll see happily married couples but they’re a little bit in a slump or they’re about to retire. They always have a story where the Race is going to change something, and people don’t get that when they apply,” Spillman told me.

Also she will not cast Survivor cast members unless they have a high profile like Rob and Amber.

Luke Dickens To Perform At The Young Cherry Festival.
Australian Idol Runner Up will make it to his home town for the Cherry Festival this weekend.

The Young local paper reveals Idol Luke Dickens makes his triumphant return home, meeting fans from 10am until 11.30am at Joyce Mayne before heading to the Big W car park at 12pm to shear what everyone believes will be his last sheep.
Luke will also be performing on stage with his own backing band and available for photographs and autographs for a gold coin donation to raise money for Sydney Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

Blayne From Project Runway Reveals What He Is Up To.
Blayne the fluro freak from Project Runway Season Five reveals what he has been up to post Project Runway in this article in the Star Bulletin.

The Rachel Zoe Project Will Be Renewed For A Second Season.
Hooray this is fantastic news. Taylor Rachel’s assistance is great reality TV as she is such a bitch.

December 5, 2008   1 Comment

Australian Idol – It’s Wes Carr and Luke Dickens

Thank you Idol for not making us sit through an hours TV before finding who the final two were.

Well the big surprise was Luke Dickens making it through to the Opera House. It is not undeserved he has barely put a foot wrong throughout the competition. Also it also confirms my theory that having a town vote for you gives you an advantage.

And the best thing about Wes getting through was seeing his ‘life story’. Wes performing as kid was very funny and cute. One of Wes’s attributes is his vulnerability.

The two both have different but interesting stories. Luke has the fairytale story of a hard working shearer who only sang for the first time in front of an audience last year and is now one week from becoming famous.

Whilst Wes’s story is the hard working, talented muso who has gigged for years but never got that break. He was just about to give it up but then decided to audition for Idol, and went from playing for ten people to over a 1 million via the tv set.

Or maybe it will just be a battle of the beards.

They sang their winner songs and now it is up to us to vote.

It will be interesting to see if Natalie Gauci will be singing at the Opera House or will she go in the forgotten Idol box along with Kate D’Arrugo, and Casey Donovan.

November 17, 2008   Comments Off on Australian Idol – It’s Wes Carr and Luke Dickens

Australian Idol – Luke Dickens Set To Be Eliminated.

Livewire write that the odds are that Luke Dickens is set for the punt tonight. This won’t happen if the Young media have anything to do with it.

The Young newspaper has been promoting Luke each week. Obviously looking for a new angle they have an interview with Luke’s sister Emma. She says that Luke has only just started singing in front of people. I am sure he will inspire a few other amateurs to try out for next year’s show. Article is here.

November 17, 2008   2 Comments

Reality Tidbits

Australian Idol’s Luke Dickens Had A Baby Boy
Luke Dicken became a father earlier then expected. His wife Brooke had the baby boy on Monday night during the live verdict show.

The baby was not due until December. I hope the baby is well. Luke will continue on the show.
Source: Daily Tele

Wade Robson To Teach Two Day Workshops At Carriage Works in Sydney on the 11 and 12 of November. -
Wade Robson who has choreographed some of the most amazing routines on the US version of So You Think You Can Dance will be in Sydney next with his wife Amanda to teach two day workshops at Carriageworks.

He will also be doing a two day workshop in Melbourne on the 8 and 9 of November at the Mercure.

Personally I think they will be amazing as his style is so original. Wade is Australian but went to the US at a young age as he was discovered by Michael Jackson.

However Michael is not the only troubled superstar he has worked with, as Britany Spears has asked him to choreograph her new world tour. He previously choreographed her shows when she was an up and coming performer.
Wade Robson (Right)
Ticket for his workshops can be bought at Ticketmaster and are $148.50 for a two day pass. Personally I think this is great value.

Source : Daily Tele

Is This The Biggest Non Story About Demelza Reveley Ever???
Now I am not the greatest fan of Demelza, but this story on appears to be the biggest non story ever.

They say that in a period where Aussie models like Alice Burdeau and Myf Shepherd are the toast of the International catwalks Demelza was forced to stay home. Her agent Priscilla Leighton-Clark, also a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model said Demelza was “not ready”. However in good news for Demelza as agents in New York love her and Priscilla will send her when “she can cope.”

I am not sure what they are trying to say in the article, another dig perhaps?

October 15, 2008   Comments Off on Reality Tidbits