||[Oct. 18th, 2005|09:37 am]
*pops in tape and watches Idol Finale*|
Whoops...it seems I've missed the opening number...ah well.
The Boys - Tainted Love
This was incredibly dull. If they had performed this during the theatre round, the judges would've put on serious faces and waggled fingers and said stern things about "real competition".
Jesse stood out as the best voice of the eliminated boys
The Girls - Walking on Sunshine
Woohoo, an uptempo number after the snorefest before. Ohmigod Ashley smiled! What's the world coming to? Keshia looks like a a spokeswoman for Pineapple lumps and like Jesse before, shows that yes, she had the best voice of the eliminated girlies.
They cut to Randy Jackson who says that "Maoris can blow dude".....well yes I'm sure some of them do....ahem.
Jackie Clarke and Frankie Stevens - Put a Little Love in Your Heart
What a terrible choice of song. Frankie the bass is screaming away a whiffy tenor part, but he's got good technique so he does ok. Jackie just goes nuts spiralling all over the place. The audience looks kinda bored.
Paul goes to Kelly Tarlton to feed sharks.
??? Is this the most pointless filler you've ever seen? Yes, yes it is.
Ben and Sela - Never Say I Love You
Ben's hair looks like he just got out of bed. Sela looks beautiful.
Ben is on fire. He shows why he won Idol last year with a voice that's strong and assured, his falsetto is pinpoint perfect and the harmonies with Sela absolutely soar and put everyone else on the show to shame. In fact this duet is the best performance of the entire season.
Before we know it it's envelope time.
Does anyone feel ripped off by this finale? There seems to have been little in the way of celebration or occasion.
Anyway, Rosita is crowned Idol, everyone reaches for each other gently. No "thanks to god" thank god. They cut to Ponsonby where Rosita's dad voted 30 times. Good one daddy-o.
Rosita - All I Ask
Time to end on a lame note with the idol song.
"This time, this moment....is meant to be"....awww it's so meaningful *scratch*.
The crowd shots show a subdued, polite audience.
This song is frustrating. Just as it starts to wind up they take it back to a quiet chorus and it goes nowhere after that. Oh and the idol logo Rosita is standing on rises up with smoke pouring out from underneath, just like the finale of Cats.
The confetti cannons go off, the crowd stands as directed by the TVNZ honchos, Rosita gets confetti in her mouth, people stand in front of the cameras, it's a messy messy finish.
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