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02 November 2008 @ 07:54 pm
The perfect theme for Halloween  
First off, is it just me or is it a bit cruel to have Michael Jackson week so close to Halloween?

What my shape up to be a very "interesting" week, the theme is Michael Jackson. This immediately has me scratching the old noodle, Michael Jackson is one of the best and most iconic singers. As we all know MJ has a VERY distinctive musical style with will prove to be a challenge for the top five to see if they make the songs their own or if they just do a MJ impression.

In one of the saddest things I have ever seen, the good people at Australian Idol are trying to make a big deal out of this weeks guest judge Jermaine Jackson(he has kids named Jermajesty and Jaffar (that's the name of the bad guy from Aladdin) , possibly the saddest of the Jackson's but that could be said about all of the Jackson's including Michael. He is dressed like MC Hammer looks like he is made of plastic and he is speaking with that ultra creepy soft voice that all the Jackson's speak with. *Shudders*

First up is Filthy Teale who is pulling a Sophie but doing too many slow songs. He is doing a slowed down version of Billie Jean, which I would like to point out is not a new idea as (in a reference especially for my sister) national treasure Neil Finn has done the slow thing. And yes I know Neil Finn is from New Zealand but he has had success and has been to Australia and in the great Australian tradition making him ours. This was probably FT's finest vocal performance but the arrangement was completely confusing.

Mark is next and doing Bad. I'm disappointed with Mark he sounds like he is doing a MJ impression which is making his usually strong voice sound very thin, by the chorus he is singing like himself and doing a good job until he gets to the verse and slips back into the impression.

Chrislyn has put herself on the chopping block with Thriller, a brilliant song yes and her singing was great to but Thriller is to steeped in its video and needs to have zombies and the dance moves and Vincent Price's voice over and most importantly Thriller needs to have the 14 minute running time.

Luke is doing The Way You Make Me Feel and I'm so glad he has made the call to rearrange the song to his talents with a more bluesy version which really suited his voice and in resent weeks has been singing with much less screeching and his really coming into his own as a performer.

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but this weeks standout is Wes who is doing Black Or White. He looks much better this week with his hair tied back and I didn't mind seeing the hat back. I'm still not mad about his voice but his performance is so off the chain with the dancing. Most Entertaining performance of the night, quite possibly the year.

This has been the best show of the season. It may not have gotten as good of a rating if it weren't for the rather lackluster season B+.
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