For those of you who missed last week, here’s what happened:
And here are the results!
Top 8: Team Joel
The public choose: Sarah De Bono!
Joel picks: Ben Hazelwood!
Great to see that the public (teens) are voting with their ears, not their pink bits – another win from the voting being done by iTunes downloads. Sarah up to this point has been the standout of the whole competition. No matter which way the public vote swayed, she was going through tonight. Ben and Prinnie both had a great chance, but Ben has been more consistent. More importantly, we FINALLY said goodbye to Lakyn! Let’s all take a sip of the cool aid and forget this horrible, horrible experience ever happened.
Top 8: Team Keith
The public save: Darren Percival.
Keith keeps: Diana Rouvas!
Keith was obviously going to pick Diana Rouvas and the public Darren Percival. The same crystal ball predicts that Faustina will go her entire life without asking an interesting question to anyone, ever. Great to see that there’s only one fuck up in the entire Top Eight – Glenn Cunningham.
Fatai V – On The Radio
Who the fuck is this girl to pull that off at 16 years old? When I was 16, I had barely earned my pen licence, and she performs like that on national television? It did feel a bit weird hearing someone sing Donna Summer that was not even a foetus when she was last on radio. Will it be enough to save her? Backstage another graceful interview by Faustina, pictured below:
I thought Glenn’s performance wasn’t actually that bad, but the idea of that man wearing a fedora and Heaven couldn’t be further from each other. Yes, Glenn has talent, but why has it taken umpteen weeks to find that out?
Sarah De Bono – Here’s Where I Stand
This is from a movie musical I have watched at least a dozen times, called Camp. After re-reading that sentence again, I think I just figured where I stand, as bloody camp myself! Sarah did her thing, which was the performance of the night until you-know-who comes up next.
Did anyone see that ad for “the lucky contestant” who was off to Kenya after Sarah’s performance? I’m sorry, but that reminded me of the movie The Island, where lucky punters are “off for a holiday” aka harvesting their organs for celebrities. Maybe Delta eats tween flesh to stay young?
Diana Rouvas – Stormy Monday Blues
I will throw it out there that her performance is the best of any Australian reality TV show in history. In god knows how many seasons of Idol and three seasons of X-Factor, this is it. Please watch below!
Diana Rouvas: Stormy Monday Blues
Rachael Leahcar – Nights in White Satin
A blind girl singing for her dead grandmother in a foreign language. I’ll leave that alone but obviously Delta‘s gonna eat that shit up like Fruit Loops. I’m going to have to continue to defend Rachael. I think she cops a lot of shit for a multitude of reasons. People call her pseudo-blind, Delta 2.0 and worse, but the girl can “sang” as Seal so horrifyingly calls it.
Ben Hazlewood – My Kind of Love
I kind of don’t get the music choices tonight. Fatai, Glenn, Diana and Rachael sings tracks as old as the craters in Seal’s face, Sarah De Bono sings a song from a little known musical and Ben tackles Emeli Sande, who while big in the UK, is about as popular in Australia as Lindy Chamberlain. I would still do things to Ben that would make his mother scream, “A ranga’s got my baby!”
Darren Percival – A Song For You
Darren is undoubtedly talented, I can HEAR him sing. But something really irks me about him. It could be that he looks like the sort of man who you’d have to alert authorities about if he lived too close to an all-girls school, it could be the dancing that makes gingivitis look sexy but it’s probably more likely that i don’t want him in the final four over Diana.
Karise Eden – Hallelujah
Having seen infinite versions of this song on reality TV syndications, my groans could be heard Australia wide before it started. Fortunately, Karise absolutely nailed that performance. Her growly vocals are incredible. I just wish her stylist rethought that outfit – It was a bit The Woman In Black. Speaking of outfits, Seal should be ashamed of himself. There’s only one excuse for wearing a turtle neck – it’s 1991. And no, your last hit being in 1991 doesn’t count. Anyway, here’s Karise’s bone chilling win.
Karise Eden – Hallelujah
Back to MORE results, the Final Four are about to be announced! Before that, it needs to be said that the eight tonight showed more talent than any other season of singing comps. All eight were, at the worst, pretty darn good. At their best, Diana and Karise, were astonishing.
Team Delta: Rachael Leahcar VS Glenn Cunningham.
Winner: Rachael Leahcar.
Who Should Have: Rachael.
Team Joel: Ben Hazlewood VS Sarah De Bono.
Winner: Sarah De Bono.
Who Should Have: Close call, but Sarah.
Team Keith: Darren Percival VS Diana Rouvas
Winner: Darren Percival
Who Should Have: Diana Rouvas. He was picked because Darren has been more popular with votes and Keith wants to win.
Team Seal: Karise Eden VS Fatai V.
Winner: Karise Eden.
Who Should Have: Karise Eden. In saying that, Fatai could have beaten Rachael and possibly Sarah and Darren.
Poor Fatai, getting kicked off is one thing, but having to have conversation with Faustina? She looked enthralled.