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Natalie Bassingthwaite Has A Baby Boy

Congratulations to The X Factor judge Natalie Bassingthwaite who gave birth to a baby boy Hendrix John Hickson McGlinchey on Tuesday morning. 

This is the second child for Natalie and her partner she have daughter Harper.

Source: Take 40


May 22, 2013   1 Comment

The X Factor Live Shows Starts Tonight

The X Factor live shows starts tonight on Seven at 7.30pm.

The theme tonight is judges choice and the songs are:

Young Men Society – Lazy Song (Bruno Mars) vs Price Tag (Jessie J)

Three Wishez – Telephone (Lady Gaga)

Audio Vixen – Viva la Vida (Coldplay)

Tyla Bertolli – Set The Rain On Fire (Adele)

Christina Parie – Since You’ve Been Gone (Kelly Clarkson)

Jacqui Newland – Love Story (Taylor Swift)

Declan Sykes – Uprising (Muse)

Johnny Ruffo – Moves Like Jagger (Maroon 5)

Reece Mastin – Closer To The Edge (30 Seconds To Mars)

Cleo Howman – Jar Of Hearts (Christina Perri)

Andrew Wishart – The Man Who Can’t Be Moved (The Script)

Mitchell Callaway – The Only Girl In The World (Rihanna)

Also the four judges will be singing together.
Natalie Bassingthwaite also said in the Daily Telegraph that Paige Phoenix really was not happy when she culled him from the competition.
The article said:

She refused to discuss rumours of a turn when the singer was cut.

“No comment,” Bassingthwaighte said.

“But it was very uncomfortable.

The X Factor live shows are on Monday nights at 7.30pm  on Channel Seven.


September 19, 2011   1 Comment

Australia So You Think You Can Dance Tidbits

So You Think You Can Dance Website has some of the Melbourne hip hop artists names that got through to Sydney. They also have interesting information snippets regarding the auditions.

If interested click here.

Natalie Imbruglia apparently auditioned to be compere of Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance.

Obviously we know now that another Neighbours alumni got the job, Natalie Bassingwaite will be running around with the hoofers.

Full article here.

December 27, 2007   Comments Off on Australia So You Think You Can Dance Tidbits

Australian Idol – The Finale

The campaigns had finished, the votes had been counted, the crowds was cheering, and all of Australia wanted to know the result. Who was going to win the election whoops I meant Idol?

At least the bookmakers got the election right however they got it resoundingly wrong with Idol paying $2.35 for aNatalie Gauci’s victory compared to $1.57 for Matt Corby’s. I knew I should have put a lazy $50 on bet on her.

Channel 10 were continuing to trying to keep the money rolling in by enticing us to vote during the show by saying there was less then one percent between them. This must have been to pay for the extravagent fireworks display they were going to unleash. I wonder if we are the only Idol country who puts on a spectacular pyrotechnic display over our iconic harbour.

Tonight it was a contest between the wog’s and the white breads with the contrast apparent when the camera’s threw to the supporters parties. There was ethnic Melbourne compared to the anglosaxon shire(or as the Shire residents like to say – God’s country) in Sydney.

But first there were hours to fill before they would announce the winner, there were former Idols to perform, and other Channel 10 shows to plug, and of course the ubiquitous Final 12 performance medley’s to sit through.

Chris Murphy interviewing on the red carpet made a nice change from the blonde buxom women who usually are given the role.

Guy Sebastian must have thought he was on Rove answering his standard question “Who would you turn gay for?” when Guy revealed to Chris Murphy when he looked into Matt Corby’s eyes he felt a little attracted to him.

The one weird thing was Casey Donovan was there with her personal trainer Guy Leech, but they did not let her speak. Apparently she has lost 20 kgs with more to go.

Young Divas were the first to perform on the outside stage at the opera house with there new single a cover of Turn Me Loose. The dangerously close camera angles going up Emily Williams, and Paulini dresses which made James Mathison quip “The shows classification rating nearly was changed” If either girl had been going commando it would have been tears before bedtime.”

James was on fire tonight with witty one liner after another.

Damien Leith performed his new single, and he is continuing to build on his post Idol career with Andrew G revealing Damien’s tour has sold out.

He actually looked pretty cute in his glitter suit and skinny tie. Has he had his teeth done?

Channel 10 then did some flashbacks to some humorous (read really bad) contestants from the yesteryear’s of Idol. Though the only horrifying thing was Dicko’s mullet, and Mark Holden’s cow licks.

The much hyped up Divinyls were next up and for the viewers at home we got to watch it twice, as the first time the feed cut half way through and they went to an ad break. So once they returned they replayed it.

Chrissie Amphlett has shown how to avoid botox as you hit your middle years, just grow a fringe that goes to your nose so no one sees your forehead or eyes.

At this point Reality Raver must confess to being a huge Divinyls fan and have seen them in concert a few times. Loved the song, loved the singing, but her continuing to do the sultry sexy young pouty look whilst performing made me cringe a little. I think people should age disgracefully but she was taking it too far. Personally I think she should hire a movement coach to see how they can change that part of the performance for their upcoming tour.

I see they got around that problem in the Divinyls new singles video clip by just having animation.

Also if anyone can interpret her answer to Andrew G’s question of what advice would you give these two idols I would really appreciate it. I had presumed she was over the drug phase of her life by now. Even Andrew G looked confused, but as the consummate professional managed to segue it into a promotion for their new single.

Shannon Noll was up on stage next. He is probably the most successful former Idol, but I don’t understand, who does he appeal to? I thought his song was particularly ordinary.

Next up was the first time I had seen the Australian So You Think You Can Dance judges together on TV. Bonnie Lythgoe, Matt Lee, and Jason Coleman were saying our auditions had elicited some amazing dancers.

The final 20 for that show must now be finalised as they then did a dance on the outside stage. It was so exciting, and there seemed to be a great mix of dancers. The dance was just high energy with lots of different styles. Unfortunately we will have to wait until Feb to begin watching the series.

The Mum’s That Rock competition winner was on next. She was ok as she channelled Janice Joplin, however she will never get an invitation to join the Young Divas as she can actually remember the original versions of the songs they cover.

Natalie Bassingwaite, who is also host of the Australian version of SYTYCD, had her other hat on tonight as lead singer of the Rogue Traders.

She roared onto stage on a motorbike looking hot and started pouting and singing like Wendy James from the Brit pop-punk band Transvision Vamp. The song ended with kung fu fighters coming on stage and doing routines from a bad B grade ’70’s kung fu movie.

Then it was Natalie and Matt’s big moment, they arrived at the opera house in stretch porsche. Matt was wearing a blue velvet suit, and Natalie was wearing a dress that looked like Bjork’s infamous swan dress had been recycled. They clutched hands and they both looked like they were going to the prom together.

After getting badly groped by the crowd where I think Matt had every right to say “Don’t touch the hair man” they arrived at the top of steps, and it was time for the final 12’s first song of the night.

They sang Lionel Ritchie’s ” All Night Long”. When they first started singing it I thought what a strange song couldn’t they have picked something more modern, but all was revealed when Lionel Ritchie jumped onto the stage. I have got to confess it was cheesy, but I loved it. For once the superstar surprise promised, was a superstar surprise.

Lionel gave some great advice which Matt could well heed. “The positive things about these shows is that they let people know you are in the business, otherwise it is very difficult for people to know” Hopefully this will stop Matt whining about his musical credibility for awhile.

I wish Andrew G had taken the opportunity to ask when Lionel’s daughter Nicole’s baby is due.

Next was another Idol medley with Natalie and Matt changing outfits, Natalie still kept her $1 millon worth of diamonds on – clever girl.

One of the songs was Fat Boy’s Slim of “Praise You” I was wondering if this was some sort of comment on the Hillsong Church controversy which has been plaguing the show.

I noticed in the medley’s Tarasai barely got any singing solo time, have they sidelined her? She came fifth, and other people who finished lower then her like Brianna got more lines to sing. Interesting.

I was disturbed that I still found Carl Risley looking hot this evening, and good news for the female fans, apparently he was spotted out and about have a huge fight with his girlfriend.

Next there was a review of Natalie’s Idol journey which was great. It would be good if the SYTYCD producers take this idea out of Idol’s book and on the last show play the final two journey’s before they announce the winner. I found that very disappointing last week in the american SYTYCD finale not seeing Danny’s and Sabra’s journey for the last time.

Then they did the grandparents couldn’t make it video, but then lo and behold they turn up on stage trick, which I really did not see the point of.

Natalie then did a great rendition of “Man in the Mirror”.

Next we got to see Matt Corby’s journey which again was interesting. He did do some great songs. It was just his last month’s form slump that made me forget that.

Then his “mentor” Jarrod Clark came on stage. Now Jarrod looked like he had been imbibing alot of the green rooms free alcohol, and was very modest when asked whether he had shown Matt how to play and perform. Also kissed him and did a weird gesture over his face with his hand. They clearly used to go to the same hairdresser or is that lanky layer look becoming fashionable for men. I really hope Matt does not start some sort of trend.

Also the other trend I hope he does not start is the red tights look, it showed off his lunch box or as the french might say his “petite dejuener” if you get my drift.

Matt then sang Bittersweet Symphony very nicely.

Then another final 12 performance where again Tarasai was sidelined, and Carl looked hot.

Then James announced the winner of the Mazda and that was a shock Holly who won, maybe voters had felt sorry for her as James said ” You must have impressed on the one episode you were on”

Then it was time to announce the winner, and it was a shocked Natalie Gauci. Everyone stood up and applauded and Marcia stood there with her hand out as if she was anointing the new messiah. Marcia then predictably burst into tears.

Natalie kept her composure and sang her new single “Here I Am” which will be on sale from tomorrow, and then there was the usual lovefest of stage before the credits rolled it was all over for another year.

November 25, 2007   2 Comments

So You Think You Can Dance – Final 10

Wade Robson – choreographer, artist, protester, life coach and pacifist. His mission was to create a set solo dance routine which the dancers were to dance separately throughout the show. The theme was anti-war.

The dancers were told to spray paint a word from a list he gave them onto the costume, a white t-shirt with a peace symbol on it. Words like hope, communication, unity and peace were chosen. I would have liked to have seen Clinton, Obama or Vote Democrats painted on at least one of them.

I had to agree with Nigel after the fifth one, it was incredibly boring and at times affected. I did laugh when Mia Michaels one of the guest judges managed to offend the Marines by wearing a military jacket with a marine emblem upside down. The great New York liberal, humbly apologised on TV.

Also Nigel Lythgoe seemed shocked at the amount of complaints they had about the anti-war message. He did apologise but articulately pointed out that anti-war did not mean they were not supportive of the soldiers in Iraq, but thought that no one was actually pro-war. Well not unless your country is the worlds largest arms exporter. Yes Nigel that would be the USA. Looking forward to next week routine where dancers act out dying kiddies in Africa because they can not get access to affordable medications because of dubious pharmaceutical companies practices…

Other then that it was another great show with some stand out performances, and for once the right people were booted off the show.

Cat looked like she was channelling Posh Spice’s fashion with the high high heels combine with a short purple mini dress. However I doubt Posh would have been seen in the disaster which was the elimination show outfit. What was going on with the flowery head piece. It reminded me of a spinster English flapper.

This week all the partnerships changed, and as I wrote last week it was going to be interesting to see how some of the weaker ones went once taken away from a popular partner.

Lauren and Pasha did a Shane Sparks hip-hop number which was fantastic, even though Pasha is not the best dancer in this style. The robotic beginning and ending was great, and lucky Lauren got to mount her dance partner. I think Cat said what all women were thinking “This is the only way to travel on Pasha.” Hubba, Hubba, Hubba.

Sabra and Kameron danced a Tyce D’Orio contemporary number, and I found it a little dull. A lot of leaping and writhing but not much story. Once Kameron stopped dancing with Lacey he was always going to struggle, and it was going to be interesting if Sabre could pull him through. It did get me thinking about the Australian version, and I hope they get Graham Murphy, and Janet Vernon former Sydney Dance Company to be guests on the show as they are probably one our foremost choreographers in Australia. Well ones that still live here.

Lacey and Danny did the Samba choreographed by Dimitri. I thought Dimitri did not look as hot as I remembered, maybe it was because he kept his shirt on this year. This samba sizzled. It reminded me of a number that would be in a James Bond film if it was a musical. I thought it was the number of the night. However surprisingly the judges had some criticisms albeit small ones.

Does Mia Micheals need to get laid she was salivating over Lacey, then Lauren, then Sabra? All very disconcerting, also she seems to have gone a bit LA with the fake tan, bleach hair, and plastic surgery on her eyes.

Jaimie and Dominic did a Viennese waltz crossed with flamenco. Which was always going to be the kiss of death. It was boring, the fake passion was cringe worthy it was like they were acting in a bad porn flick. Nasty, and resulted in both of them deservedly being in the bottom four.

Sara and Neil were last dancing disco to a great Doriana Sanchez routine. It was funky in a fabulous way. The flip that Neil did was breathtaking. He seemed to shine once he had been freed from the charismaless Lauren. He is starting to look like a contender. Also if they do a remake of Saturday Night Fever he should definately star in it.

The results are now all viewer based which means it has turned into a popularity contest. However it seems the American public got it right as my least favourite four dancers were in the bottom Jaimie, Lauren, Dominic (cracker solo), and Kameron.

Jaimie and Kameron were eliminated. No tears from this avid viewer.

Just a footnote I did notice the promotion of Natalie Bassingwaite whose new album with the Rogue Traders was being advertised during the show. As she is Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance host they are obviously trying to raise her profile with their target audience.

October 18, 2007   Comments Off on So You Think You Can Dance – Final 10