The Critic's Idol Advice #1

Submitted by The Critic on 30 December, 2003 - 9:29pm
With less than 3 weeks before the NZ Idol competition begins, if you haven't already, now is the time to start seriously looking at what you're getting yourself into. Sure, there will be those who audition just for the hell of it. There will be those with no musical ability whatsoever who refuse to accept the notion that they are not and never will be pop-stars. And then there will be those with a little bit of talent but no ability to really develop it by themselves and put the package together. I won't say there is someone out there with the complete package because I would imagine that if there was, they would already have a record deal, or be pretty close to it.
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A Popstar's view of the Pop-Idol phenomena

Submitted by The Critic on 26 December, 2003 - 7:07pm
On The Edge this week, chart topping Kiwi Daniel Bedingfield shared some of his opinions on the Pop-Idol phenomena. Among believing that Australian Idol winner, Guy Sebastian, should be doing his own styling, Daniel suggested that in order for an 'Idol' to have longevity they needed to have been performing and living their dream since they were children. I got the impression that Daniel isn't a big fan of the Pop Idol phenomena when he gave the recommendation that if you made it to the top 10, you should leave the show and go it alone with the exposure you'd have gotten. While that might be a good idea in practice, contractually the theory is a little flawed. NZ Idol is bound to bring out the best and the worst performers all in the name of Television ratings and Album sales and while there will be those who hate the plastic, manufactured nature of the entire thing, the masses will tune in every week to enjoy the emotional rollercoaster ride as we find out who will be the Guy Sebastian or Ruben Studdard of New Zealand.

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