Australian tragedy

November 7, 2006 — 8 Comments

chrismurphyChris Murphy was voted out of Australian Idol last night. I never thought fat jesus (as he was so-called by the Spin Starts Here..a label we’ve used at home ever since) would win (Damien Leith should win), but I thought fat jesus deserved to stay last night, and the pretty boy Christian rocker Dihn should have gone home. Probably what saddens me more is the fact that fat jesus, as far as I can remember anyway, was the first ever Australian Idol contestant to sing a Crowded House song. It’s like Gen Y have never heard of Crowded House. It’s coming up on 10 years now since their final concert, Farewell to the World, and it’s like the world has forgotten, and certainly anyone under the age of about 27 has. Sad really. I guess I’ll have to keep them as the band that defined me, and even now I enjoy their music every time I play them on my Win XP MCE box.

My tip as to who will win Australian Idol, not that I’ll get to see it unless I magically obtain a laptop while I’m away and can download the episodes from bittorrent, is Jessica Mauboy. Not because she’s talented, I mean seriously, f*ck me, she sounds the same every single week, she’ll win because she’s female and not white, and no matter how much me saying that is going to upset a whole pile of people, we all know it’s true. You see, white boys don’t win Idol, so as much as Damien deserves to win, after all he has by far and away the best falsetto I have ever heard (with my old I was once a musician hat on), he’s white and male…and probably worse still he’s married as well. The last 3 Australian idol winners:

1: male and Islander
2. female and aboriginal
3. female and fat

Having said that, given the recent success of Australian Idol winners, Damien is probably better off coming second, he can then follow in the footsteps of white boys such as Anthony Calleja and Shannon Noll and sell a pile of records, and for possibly the first time ever I’ll be amongst the buyers.