November 19, 2004
Reflections on Idol
Well, it's good to be liberated from having to watch TV at certain times ...
I've just been told that Ngaiire will perform, apparently, at the finale. That's awesome and is a good reason to watch again.
For the record, I'm tipping Anthony to win. I've complained enough about Casey, but I suspect his fan club will win out because of momentum - he was the last one in the bottom three and they won't want that to happen again.
Either way, I think the record company has either blown their million-dollar advance or will not make nearly as much out of it as they could have. Guy Sebastian developed into a genuinely interesting performer and, while I don't care a great deal for his syle of music, his performances have really got something - especially the second album. I don't think either of these guys could have that for very long without a radical makeover.
What I hope to see this time, though, is BNG correct the mistake they made after the last show and sign up the more interesting performers who didn't make the finale. I said at the time that Paulini and Cosima had better voices than either of the finalists last time, and sales of their Sony and independent albums and singles have shown they were a bad miss for BMG.
I jusy hope that no-one lets Chanel, Courtney, Ngaiire, Marty, Ricky-Lee or even Hayley go this time around ... the world would be a more beautiful place if these people's talent gets to shine.
Of course, this gives all of us who've been overlooked by someone with power hope - they're sometimes wrong and we should never give up.
Returning to my work, now (and checking out "The X-Factor").Posted by Huge at November 19, 2004 2:38 PM