Scott, To Be Certain


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Back To The Murray With You

So Lisa and her half-octave vocal range were turfed last night.

It's shame that The Best Thing To Come Out Of This Country Musically could only manage to finish in 6th place. That's a shithouse indictment on us all.

However, 6th is still impressive, for a performer in a singing competition who never actually sang.

Then there's the whole "no breasts" fiasco.

Poor love. She even wore a strategically shaded top last night, to suggest where she might one day "fill out".

Must have been annoying when the photographer asked her "how many". And yet she still smiled and politely answered. Bless.

We must now see fit to turf Chris in order to leave Jess with the mantle of sole breast-owning performer.

Your co-operation is appreciated.


  • At 3:34 PM, October 24, 2006, Blogger DJKL said…

    I hear ya, Scott. I'm pretty glad that she is gone, but it really is a crime that Bobby went a week earlier than Little Miss Tongue-Between-Teeth. Is it just me, or is this the worst top 5 ever? I know things are looking bad when I realise that I honestly think Damien is the best guy left. And as much as I like Jess, I can't help feeling that she sings out of tune. Maybe it's a telly thing, because otherwise Mark would be tearing her a new one pitch-wise, wouldn't he? Dean to win in Jesus-inspired landslide, dang it.

  • At 5:24 PM, October 24, 2006, Anonymous sylvo said…

    You know, I don't like Chris, but I'm really praying Ricky gets out before him. Only because I _KNOW_ Chris won't win, and I have this horrible fear that Muskat may somehow do a Casey-Donovan on us all.

  • At 6:06 PM, October 24, 2006, Blogger Baby Doc said…

    small world..... my brother's girlfriend randomly told me to look up "this cool trash culture site". How've you been?

  • At 8:15 PM, October 24, 2006, Blogger weasel said…

    Worst top five EVER indeed.

    That said, I was a big Casey booster, so I guess I'm not credible in these parts.

    Anyway, regardless of your thoughts on Casey, I implore you all to text NO CANDIDATE to 19 10 10 every week from now on.

  • At 8:30 AM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    Weasel, I am with you on the subject of Casey. I will not tolerate naysayers - she absolutely deserved to win. Four touchdowns - nuff said.

    I prefer to pretend the whole Kate De Rouge thing didn't happen though.

    Baby Doc, I've been well - you must be about to finish your course?

  • At 9:24 AM, October 25, 2006, Blogger weasel said…

    Thank you, Scott. For the record, her version of 'Beautiful' was the REAL 'Grande Royale' affair too, not that fucking Celine Dion shit that Anthony pumped out like a McDonalds soft serve.

    As for De Aurarararaguooooo, I refer to her simply as La Douche. A total waste of space, but by the last weeks Emily shat me so much I was more excited to see her lose than much else. In retrospect, I realise this was probably misguided.

  • At 10:49 AM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    Weasel, YES: Casey's "Beautiful" is the 4th best Idol performance of all time.

    You know, if you listen to recordings of all of Casey's performances bar "Eleanor Rigby", they sound sublime. "The Flame" is also in the Top 10.

    They really should have had her in the Australian version of the Biggest Loser. That was a lost opportunity.

  • At 1:08 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger DJKL said…

    OK, Scott, if that's the 4th best, then I have to ask what are your top 3?

    I'd be hard pressed to give a top 3 but Bobby's "When the War is Over" was amazing, and Emily's "River Deep Mountain High" was an over-the-top vocal killer, and I don't think you will agree with me, but I really liked Courtney's Blind Freddy moment with "You Weren't in Love With Me". Chanel had some good stuff too.

  • At 1:44 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger weasel said…

    For me, it was all about season two. Ricki-Lee's versions of 'Work It Out', 'Proud Mary' and 'Don't Stop Til You get Enough'; Chanel's 'Constant Craving' and 'Glory Box'; Courtney's 'She Will Be Loved'; and Casey's 'Here's Where I Stand', 'Symphony of Life', 'Special Ones', 'The Flame', 'Beautiful' and 'Nothing Else Matters'.

    I'd be a liar if I didn't admit that when Casey sang 'Listen With Your Heart' I was transfixed too... sure, it's a lame song, but something connected when she sang it.

    The likes of Punani, Cosima and Guy all had some vocal chops, and they had energy comparable with Ricki-Lee, but nothing they did ever matched the unexpected depth of Casey.

    Now I'm all nostalgic for when Idol was good, dammit.

    **'No Candidate' to 19 10 10**

  • At 1:46 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger weasel said…

    And anyone who wants to make a fat joke out of 'unexpected depth'... yeah, yeah, very funny.

  • At 1:53 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    DJKL, I will be doing a post on the best-ever performances soon! Guy, Cosima, Chanel, Casey, Anthony, Emily, Bek, Ricki-Lee and Paulini all get look-ins.

    Nothing from this year. Yet. (Sorry, Weasel... don't want to give up just yet!)

  • At 2:25 PM, October 25, 2006, Anonymous Bec said…

    Casey's "Here Where I Stand" I think is the most touch down worthy performance not to actually get a TD. I could hear her heart breaking as she sang that.

    I saw a tape on the weekend of Bobby's When the War is Over and had to replay it immediately - don't think Steven Prestwich ever imagined his song sung so beautifully.

    And Glory Box by Chanel rounds out my top 3.

    Agree with Scott that Casey was the most consistent performer of all AI. For both song choice and singing, she was consistently brilliant especially in light of her age and experience. Talent will utlimately win out and I'm sure we haven't heard the last of her.

  • At 4:53 PM, October 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Just because one can sing does not make one a great performer. And perhaps if the one you are all creaming yourselves over was not the size of four she might well still have some semblance of a career.

  • At 5:08 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    Anonymous, the point you just made is exactly why Anthony Callea did not deserve to win: a brilliant singer, a shithouse performer.
    Casey managed to be both by virtue of her delivery.

    Granted, she could eat the Young Divas for breakfast.

  • At 5:20 PM, October 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I feel he was more deserving of the win in that particular final. That aside, he has clearly come out (insert obvious joke here) the winner in the long run.

  • At 8:54 PM, October 25, 2006, Blogger weasel said…

    I think when you compare the respective versions of 'Listen With Your Heart' you see the difference. Anthony is precise and tedious. Casey lifts the song out of its own mediocrity.

    And can anyone name a decent performance by Anthony besides 'The Prayer'... he was pretty beige on every other occasion.

    And also, I thought Casey DID get a touchdown for 'Here's Where I Stand'...

  • At 9:06 AM, October 26, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    No - no touchdown. It was in the semi-finals and Mark was tempted but it didn't happen.

  • At 9:56 AM, October 26, 2006, Blogger weasel said…

    So what were the four touchdowns? I remember 'Special Ones', 'Beautiful' and 'You're So Vain', but what else?

  • At 10:20 AM, October 26, 2006, Blogger Scott said…

    Weasel - I may be forced, Casey-style, to EAT my words.

    It seems that she may very well have earned the only semi-final touchdown ever (wearing the first of many doona covers that season).


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