It appears as though before pursuing a music career, Anna had a budding acting career, starring in the 2001 movie Kid’s World alongside Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Olivia Tennet (Shortland Street).
I don’t believe there is a single artist who has performed on American Idol hasn’t seen their work fly up the charts. All that prime time TV exposure is excellent if you can capitalise on it, even if you’re Ruby Frost it would seem.
It will be fascinating to see what happens to the singles charts once the performances are available on iTunes.
This might be the most interesting debate they’ve done on The Vote.
The ‘legal highs’ industry has admitted to TV3’s The Vote that their products are more dangerous than ordinary cannabis – and advised: “If you want to get rid of synthetic cannabis, the best way is to decriminalise natural cannabis.”
The comments were made by industry representative Grant A Hall, the General Manager of The Star Trust, and came during a debate on the moot ‘Let’s decriminalise soft drugs’ filmed for the monthly current affairs programme, which screens tonight at 8.30pm on TV3. Continue reading »
Congratulations, you weren’t the first act voted off The X Factor New Zealand. Last week, most of you either ignored my advice or chose to let your nerves get the better of you so let me repeat myself again. Exude confidence! I cannot emphasize this enough.
You have nothing to fear and the sooner you realise this, the better you will be as performing artists. The audience that is in front of you at the studios on Sunday nights are there because they want you to entertain them. They didn’t turn up with a desire to find fault with the way you perform, they turned up because they wanted to be entertained.
Entertain them! If the audience is being entertained you can be assured that everyone at home will be seeing and hearing the reaction in the studio and will be wishing they were there experiencing the show live rather than on their own couches. Continue reading »
Some may argue that it’s an unfair comparison but let’s look at the numbers for TV3′s The X Factor compared to TV One’s New Zealand’s Got Talent.
NZGT, which began in September, dominated Sunday nights for the 13 weeks it was on and was the highest rating show of 2012. The average audience for the series was 839,209 viewers per episode. However, the difference between the highest and lowest rating episodes was more than 270,000 viewers.
The X Factor has been averaging just over 400,000 viewers per episode, less than half of what NZGT managed.
Go Girls dropped to its second lowest rating episode ever last night, only managing to clock up an average audience of 204,410 viewers. In comparison, episode 4 of the last season drew 313,520 viewers.
What will be deeply concerning for TV2 is the fact that 58% of the lead in from My Kitchen Rules are abandoning the channel in the middle of prime time.
Marginal increase for Seven Sharp this week, up to an average audience per episode of 393,446 viewers, the second best week the show has had since launch.
Campbell Live dropped 7% on last week with an average audience of 311,192 viewers per episode.
Here is the updated graph:
Last night, Campbell Live beat Seven Sharp for the fifth time by 362,670 viewers on TV3 to TV One’s 351,800, a difference of 10,870
They should get Jamie Ridge to be Dominic Bowden’s Khloe Kardashian. #xfactornz
— Caleb Griffioen (@calebgriffioen) May 20, 2013
— W Gee (@doubleyoujee) May 20, 2013
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You’d think that when recapping last night’s show you’d make sure you remembered to include everyone who performed. Or was Whenua Patuwai just not that memorable?
Kiwi lad, Willy Moon, performed his single Yeah Yeah as the first non-competitor to perform on the X Factor stage. It was decidedly average.
If you’re going to attend an X Factor live show, if you think the coolest place to be is the mosh pit, can you at least pretend like you’re having fun? So far all I’ve seen are bored looking mannequins. Continue reading »