Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oz Idol wrap up - 80s Night

Purple Rain? PURPLE RAIN? STAN, COULD YOU BE ANY MORE WONDERFUL?

In order to get over the awesomeness that was Stan's 80s night performance (I am currently breathing into a paper bag while Raoul holds a bag of frozen peas on my head) you'll have to give me a little more leeway in posting tonight's wrap up. I'm thinking Monday afternoon.

See you then.



4 comments :

  1. Purple rain was definitely a stand out! Can we just name Stan the winner?

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  2. BOTTOM 3 FROM WEEK 3 – SABRINA BATSHON – KIM COOPER – NATHAN BRAKE

    ELIMINATED – SABRINA BATSHON (Yay! Mostly her own doing!)


    AUSTRALIAN IDOL – WEEK 4 – SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2009


    SONG FROM THE 80’s NIGHT – GUEST JUDGE & MENTOR – ROSS WILSON


    1 - NATHAN BRAKE – (Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi) – I think Dicko was on the wrong track here. This song suited him to a tee and he did a great job. Could have lifted his cap just slightly so we could see his eyes more but sang with confidence and shouldn’t be in the bottom 3 based on this performance. 7.5/10

    2 - SCOTT NEWNHAM – (Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire) – Doesn’t he just look like a chubby little teddy bear? He might be soft and cuddly but should he really be here? Marcia thinks so, I don’t! He’s going to last a while longer until his female fans come to terms with the fact he isn’t much good. 5/10

    3 - HAYLEY WARNER – (Dancing In The Dark – Bruce Springsteen) – The Special K lips were gone and the dark eyes took over. This was a great, confident performance and she took yet another step up. Showed her versatility with the drums and a monty to get through again. 8/10

    4 - TOBY MOULTON – (I Want To Know What Love Is – Foreigner) – Despite the fact I can’t stand his voice, this was bordering on ok. I still can’t stand the wobbly bits in his voice and his quivering mouth (it’s not vibrato, it’s just annoying) but judging by what has happened so far, he will probably make it through. 5/10

    5 - KIM COOPER – (You Keep Me Hanging On – Kim Wilde) – Talk about a yo-yo. One week she’s good, one week she’s mediocre. Last week not so good, this week ok. She has a great face, great looks and sensational green eyes but is she really a singer? The jury is still out. 5.5/10

    6 - TIM JOHNSTON (Heaven – Bryan Adams) – Don’t you just want to thump him in the shoulder and wake him up? He put in yet another good performance but just hasn’t made that breakthrough which would make you remember him. He may be working up to a “wow” moment but will he last that long? 7/10

    7 - KATE COOK – (When The Going Gets Tough – Billy Ocean) – Appeared as though the whole judging panel didn’t like this song. It was also covered by Boyzone with Ronan Keating doing a fun version. She did have problems with it and at times was out of sync with the music. After last week’s great performance, this was a bit of a downer. 5.5/10

    8 - STAN WALKER – (Purple Rain - Prince) – Finally, the first big moment of this year’s Idol has arrived. He has always been good but this was fantastic. You could almost think this song wouldn’t have suited him but it was brilliant. The highlight of the series so far. 9/10

    9 – JAMES JOHNSTON – (The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News) – How stiff was he to have to follow Stan Walker? Another capable performance though and seemed more confident this week. Certainly worthy of staying around for a few more weeks. 7/10

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    Next Sunday – PINK Night

    Special Guest Judge & Mentor
    None Specified

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  3. I've given up on Idol this year but I'll keep reading your blog, when it gets updated - what happened to last week's wrap? Last night I watched Flash Forward, Mercy and House instead.

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  4. nathan is amazing

    hate hayley and james

    where is the recap from "top 10 hits" night (i.e. the one where Sabrina sings WHEN LOVE TAKES OVAAAA, YEEEAAAAH!"??

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