Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Australian Idol 5 Watch - Semi-Finals Group 3

It was crunch time tonight for Australian Idol's first group of six girls as they awaited their fates. After mixed responses from the judges to last night's performances, it was anyone's guess as to who would be named in the Top 12.

Ultimately it was Tarisai Vushe and Lana Krost who heard their names read out. "I just want to say thank you to everyone who voted for me," said Tarisai. A very surprised Lana admitted she wasn't very confident about getting in.

Tonight's performances were lead by Mark Da Costa, who rocked the house with Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love". The audience loved it and the judges agreed. Although Mark (the judge, that is) said he was worried by the fact it was a "classic reproduction", Dicko thought the opposite. "You don't mess with a song like that," he declared.

Ben McKenzie, striking in a Beatle's inspired jacket, gave his all to the haunting Tears For Fears/Gary Jules hit "Mad World". Mark was delighted. "You are a deadset star!" he announced, adding that he hadn't heard a voice as good as Ben's for a very long time.

Jack Byrnes wowed with U2's classic "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". Dicko told him it was a case of "the right artist picking the right song at the right time" but warned him about "mincey dancing". Kyle thought he "nailed it".

Dave Andrews brought his own spin to the John Farnham classic "That's Freedom". Dicko told him it was "tidy but tentative". Dave said it was tough following such amazing performers, but Marcia told him: "Yes, they are amazing... but so are you. That's why you're here."

Lyall Adonis' rendition of The Eagles' "Desperado" had Marcia feeling tense. "You found that hard," she told him, while Mark added, "You bit off more than you could chew with that song. I don't know why you chose it."

Finally, Marty Simpson took to the stage to perform The Fray's "Over My Head (Cable Car)". The judges agreed he wasn't performing to his full potential. Marcia said "You know you can do better… and we want you to do just that."

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