Inspirational Workshop for those with auditions

Submitted by admin on 11 January, 2004 - 11:24pm
Information updated (14 Jan)

We were sent a notice this evening about an inspirational workshop that you may be interested in going to:

  • What: Mabel Wharekawa-Burt (actress), Derin Greenslade (conducting workshop on "Confidence"), Ursula (well-known Sky City entertainer) Porina McLeod and Dianne Burt (conducting workshop on "choosing the right song").
    The speakers will be referring to the "Critics Idol Advice" and each will elaborate further on one of these topics. We've also got some ice-breaker activities, a song to sing all together and one of the gym instructors from Bay Bodyfit to do a 10min 'Body Jam' session (exercise dancing). We've rung some local musicians to come for some moral support and be available for questions etc.
  • Who: for people who have received auditions for NZ Idol
  • When: Saturday 17 January 2003, 1pm — 5:30pm
  • Where: Xtreme Bar, Rata Street, Mount Maunganui
  • Cost: $5 (drinks and nibbles available for sale)
  • Bookings Essential: Phone Porina McLeod (07) 575-0579 or buy pre-sold tickets from: Mt Maunganui Information Centre, Salisbury Avenue or Tauranga Information Centre, Willow Street. Bookings close 11am Saturday, 17 Jan.
  • For more information contact: Porina McLeod (07) 575-0579, or email Dianne Burt:

Read all about it

Submitted by admin on 9 January, 2004 - 9:11am
If you want to keep up with all the latest media articles on NZ Idol, check out our links page with the most comprehensive list there is. We're constantly updating it to keep you up with the news. Are you auditioning in Wellington or Christchurch next week? Let us know :)

The Judges

Submitted by The Critic on 8 January, 2004 - 3:06am
After much speculation, TV2 announced the judges for NZ Idol this morning and the only real surprise was Frankie Stevens, who has managed to slip in under the radar. Paul Ellis is bound to be the 'Simon Cowell' of the show simply by his pose in the NZ Idol photo on the TV2 website. He looks ready to burn. Having spent a lot of time in A & R he should know what to look for and the fact that he's in publishing should mean he can match a song to an artist. All the more reason why you should take note of my earlier tips regarding choosing the correct song for your voice. Fiona McDonald will no doubt be the tender heart of the bunch. The sensitive relief to those who don't get positive affirmation from anyone else. Frankie Stevens should add some life to the show. As a seasoned entertainer, he'll most likely be realistic but still somewhat sensitive as he knows what the life of an entertainer is like and the pressures that come with it. I think the producers have put together a well rounded team of judges who should provide some interesting viewing and discussion.