Tina Jackson is the first contestant to greet us tonight and is dressed up in in her pjamas and sings a song she wrote about Australian Idol – seriously – on Ten.
Sydney promises stars tonight but there’s just no stopping the tragic and try-hards. We’re also visiting Wollongong, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Canberra and Dubbo.
There are plenty of people with faith who have entered Australian Idol with a belief that God has told them they will win. Unfortunately for them, the minute they open their mouths about it they are sent packing. I don’t think the judges are looking for an idol who wants to impress their beliefs on everyone else. Well, certainly not religious ones that’s for sure.
Tarisai Vushe is one of these people with faith but when she sings I Have Nothing everyone gets goosebumps.
Tarisai joins a growing number of very talented girls, but where are all the guys? It seems the only guys at the auditions were boyfriends. The ratio was 5 to 1 in favour of the girls. Either that means the talent of the guys is really good or there were simply more talented girls.
Rosie Ribbons came 6th on the first series of Pop Idol in the UK and sings Butterfly Wings and has the judges all liking her. Another girl to become a member of Top 100.
Sixteen year old Benjamin McKenzie and unexpectedly has an incredible voice when he sings Daughters and delivers something truly magical.
One of the talented blokes in Sydney was Daniel Mifsud who auditioned with Little Wing. He’s got the daytime soap look and the judges love his star quality.
Another guy to make it through is builder Lyall Adonis who gets some quality love from the judges.
When Patrick Feary auditions, Dicko makes a comment that there is no wonder Australian Rugby is in the duldrums when the young school boys on the north shore are dressing up as women. Unfortunately He’s not the only guy in a dress to audition though.
Carl Riseley is a trumpt player auditions with You Don’t Know Me and is told he has a bit of work to do but 3 yeses add his name to the list. James Davies is also through to the top 100 along with swimming instructor Dave Andrews.
Cyndi Dietrich is back for a third audition and finally makes the top 100 after all her tenacity paid off.
Junior To’o is one of the many stand out guys from the NSW auditions along with central coast surfer Marty Simpson who is really fantastic.
Another good looking sixteen year old is Matt Corby and plays a very funky version of Superstition.
48 make it through to the next round making the total 136 who have impressed the judges. Half will be cut on the first day of the next round and eventually the Top 24 will be revealed.