Okay, I hope I never get stuck in that section of the studio again!!! Do you know how HARD it is to get involved in a show when everyone around you is sitting like pieces of cardboard?! :p It’s like, what the heck did you come to a live TV show for if you weren’t going to get involved? It’s not like a concert when you can just sit back and listen to the songs … you actually have to participate!
Anyway, rant about that over … the rest of the audience tonight was fabulous, especially the three rows in front of the stage, led mainly by Rosita and a group of about ten of her mates They were SO brilliant at getting into the song and encouraging the singers!
Totally LOVED Ben opening the show too with “Faith” – and so did 80% of the audience!!! You could SO tell it was a “Ben” crowd – they were giving him so much encouragement from the first note, and you could tell he was feeding off that too It was definitely, for me, my high spot of the night!
None of the other performers really stood out for me tonight … admittedly Emily had some good vocals, but what was with the styling?! That dress was totally distracting from what she was there for
Side note on the topic of styling … before the show, Kim and Harry walked past and into the studio and I said to my friend ‘there’s two of the judges’ and she takes a look and goes, ‘ew at that dress!’ At that I cracked up and said “ssh, she’s actually the stylist!!!” LOL
Felt really, really sorry for Nik … and Steve … tonight I didn’t notice it as much in the other songs, but SOMEbody in the band was WAAAAAAAAY off beat and so totally ruined both their efforts, in my opinion anyway. You could tell it was messing with their minds too
Oh, and as soon as Dom announced that Matt was singing Kiss from a Rose, I knew he was on a hiding to nothing! I mean, that was Ben’s “signature” song from Idol – how is anyone ever going to compare to what he did back then?! Matt tried, but he really didn’t come close to Ben’s version (and it’s not just cause I’m biased either :p )
I slept through David’s song!
And I didn’t really think Camellia’s song was all that marvellous either To me, she hasn’t really hit the standard that she was at when she was on Idol – her voice was brilliant back then, and I just don’t know what’s missing now
EXTREMELY disappointed with the publics’ bottom two as well this week!!! Why oh why isn’t David and Matt there??!!! You could even tell in their group song with Steve and Camellia – the latter two were SO carrying that performance, and yet, they’re the two who are going to be eliminated this week! It’s just not fair!!!
Other points to note from the evening that didn’t involve what happened on stage were some of the questions Phil Vaughan, our official audience warmer-upperer, took from mostly kids in the audience
Most of them would keep asking the contestant who was waiting on stage in the ad break who their favourite or least favourite person in the competition was, or who their favourite or least favourite judge was … like duh! As if they’re going to say LOL
Oh, and after David’s little clip thing before his song showed, one lady in the audience put up her hand and said she “wouldn’t mind being David’s nana!”
‘Who’s your nana’ was the catch-cry after that!
Oh, and disturbing moment of the night … well, one of them anyway … PU saying Matt looked handsome!! (what the heck?!)
A bit disappointed with the experience tonight, but I think that was mainly cause I felt so depressed by all the cardboard cut-outs around me … maybe I’ll see if I can ask to sit with some more enthusiastic people next week! LOL