You don't get American Idol? I thought all of Australia got it. I thought Filipo sang well the night you saw. I think there were probably two things that hurt him. Firstly, he received a couple of harsh criticisms from the judges, and in NZ Idol people seem to be influenced by the judges when they vote. If the judges pan a contestant the contestant does poorly with votes. I also think there may have been a backlash against Filipo, with some people being unwilling to vote for him. It was earlier publicized that Filipo's family had gone out canvassing for votes for him (for one of the groups of eight), and I think his family appeared on a news program. There was an issue of whether he should be kicked out of the competition, but he was allowed to remain. I can imagine some people not wanting to vote for a person whom they felt had only got to the final through dubious means. Filipo came third in his group of eight, with three to qualify. The judges didn't think much of his performance that night, and didn't expect him to go through.
Now there are seven left, with only one girl remaining! The seven are Luke, Dave, Michael, Camillia, Ben, Eddie and Robin. The others that are gone are Sela and Jessie. My favourite at this time is Camillia, and Robin would be close behind.
"Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools talk because they have to say something." - Plato
Post by Beautifulfriend on Apr 1, 2004 0:27:02 GMT 10
I must say I thought that Jessie would be the first to go. I really like Robins voice but the first live performance was really difficult to watch with all those dance moves. Is he still that active when he sings?? Thanks for the update.
I live in Alice Springs and we don't get channel 10. We have Imparja which takes the most popular or dumbest depending on your view shows from ten and nine. They had AI on at 11.30 on sunday nights the verdict show was cut to 30mins and we had no inside Idol. It was a really bad place to be for an Idol obsessie, I knew GUY from back home in Adelaide so I was really keen to see how he would do and was exteremly frustrated by the programing. Anyway that's my idol beginings.
I am looking forward to regular up dates on NZ and thanks again for the run down
[glow=navy,2,300]"Basically what I had in my hand was my gift and a microphone, and I guess I used what I had in my hand to be able to fulfil what was in my heart." ~ What a GUY ~ [/glow]
Post by Mantastic Plastic on Apr 3, 2004 15:10:25 GMT 10
NZ idol kicks ass! Camillia is such an amazing performer and all the Top 7 we have at the moment are really good! I LOVE the NZ idol single that's released aswell. SO much better then Rise Up!
wow, I like NZ Idol - its entertaining but:
a) how can you think our top 7 is any good compared to the people we saw on American and Aussie Idol. Robin is the only one with the whole package, people like Eddie and Michael wouldn't even make it past the first round in other countries.
b) Camillia can do amazing things with her voice, but the way she performs on stage is very odd
c) The cast single is pretty crap, even compared to Rise Up