Nov 25 2007

Natalie Gauci Wins 2007 Australian Idol

Published by at 11:13 pm under Australian Idol

It’s official. In what may come as a surprise to many viewers, and bookies, Natalie Gauci has won the 2007 Australian Idol competition.

The idol series concluded with a three hour star studded event at the Sydney Opera House.

We see a performance from the Young Divas and very nearly get to see a lot more, because of the camera angle and short dresses. I couldn’t help but notice that one of them (Paulini?) was wearing the infamous “chicken shoes” from a few episodes back. Are wardrobe trying to save money?

Chrissy Amphlett. Oh. My. God. She did a Britney, except she’s what – three times the age? How very very sad, how very very NOT sexy. Pelvic thrusting and skirt lifting looking like a sheepdog. Whatever you are taking – STOP. It was all pain, no pleasure. And downright embarrassing.

The best thing about it was the break in transmission – yeah! I’m thinking they might have cut the feed on purpose…. No. Such. Luck. They finally get it back – and what. NOOOO. We have to sit through THE WHOLE PERFORMANCE again. Get me out of here….

Dani Fry – the Pascal “My mum Rocks” competition winner does a great job. That, I would have gladly sat through twice.

Some chick arrives on a bike. I suspect, looking at her hair, that she might have been responsible for the break in transmission (you know plugged her hairdryer in where she shouldn’t have). I found out this was the Rogue Traders. Meh.

Matt Corby and Natalie arrive in grand fashion. In a nice show of camaraderie Matt takes Nat’s hand.

OMG again! Nat’s pinched the bottom half of plucka duck’s costume. And it makes her look pregnant. A pregnant half-duck half-woman. (I feel like such a b1tch, going on about Natalie’s clothes choice, but it HAS to be said, I’m sorry).

The old gang (top 12) reunite to sing Lionel Ritchie’s All Night Long – first Daniel, Brianna and Jacob, then Ben, Marty and Mark followed by Holly, Lana and Tarisai with Carl getting a bit of extra stage love. Fireworks going off in the background.

Move to inside the Opera House, where Natalie and Matt pick up the song. Enter Mr Lionel Ritchie himself. Cool. When asked how he’s enjoying his evening he replies “I’m Loving it”. Didn’t miss the irony that Maccas are a sponsor….

Another medley from the finalists. Nat’s changed and finally found the top half of plucka’s costume (well almost). Brianna sings way out of tune, but fortunately doesn’t realise it. Tarisai’s dress is way TOO tight and Jacob is wearing his favourite zipped tracky top. Classy.

Nat changes again into a white number (I approve) and we get to see her Nonno and Nonna, and her journey (again). She performs Man in the Mirror.

Matt’s turn and they drag up a mentor, Jarrod, who supposedly taught him a lot of what he knows. The guy looks dead-set uncomfortable, even with a slightly longer matching hair cut. Matt performs “Bittersweet Symphony”. Gotta love that long note. Touchdown!

Another group performance (isn’t there a tour coming up – some of them need the practice, evidently). Holly wins a Mazda 2.

Another outfit change. Red dress is nice, don’t like the long black gloves. Matt wears matching red shoes (hang on, Natalie was wearing the red dress, ok).

And the winner is ….. Natalie. She genuinely looks shocked. Matt is extremely gracious in defeat, and has nothing but praise for Natalie.

I am surprised, but I think Natalie is a wonderful performer, and a worthy winner.

In a lot of ways, I know Matt thinks that coming runner up is a blessing, so I genuinely don’t think he was too disappointed.

And so ends the 2007 Australian Idol season. Coverage will not resume next year – but I’m sure you’ll be able to catch it at Bland Canyon.

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Natalie Gauci Wins 2007 Australian Idol”

  1. Kinon 25 Nov 2007 at 11:53 pm

    Awww, I was surprised too. I think Matt will do well anyway. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for him.

    I’m so “meh” on Natalie though. She’s very talented, but just not my style. I’ll wait for Matt and Carl’s albums.

    And due to a cranky child who Hubby let sleep for 3 hours this afternoon, I missed most of the show. Oh, and you know, that pesky thing called WORK!

  2. Alex Sysoefon 26 Nov 2007 at 12:48 am

    Love your humor Meg :)

    Even though this post is not something I would normally read – it got my attention. Honestly I never paid any attention to these “idol” programs and I think they are such a big lie …

    Somehow I believe all these shows are pre-staged and pre-determined. I could be wrong due to my lack of knowledge but that is what I think 😉

  3. alyndabearon 26 Nov 2007 at 6:59 am

    Ah Bland Canyon, who has made watching Idol so much more fun again this year. She’s fabulous!

    Good for Nat – I think most people’s odds were on Matt to take it out. Now we just need the entire style team & clothing supervisors removed before next year’s show…. seriously, what were they THINKING?

  4. jenon 26 Nov 2007 at 9:44 am

    I was at the Adelaide guitar festival last night watching Ed Kuepper, David Lindley and Kaki King and it crossed my mind that Australian Idol was on. I know where I’d rather have been. I hardly watched Idol this year. I haven’t needed to as your coverage has been ample for me.

  5. swollenpickleson 26 Nov 2007 at 12:20 pm

    I thought they cut the Divinals (or however you spell it) feed on purpose due to a Janet Jackson style wardrobe malfunction! I actually switched it off at that point. Chrissie Amphlett sounded like someone was strangling a cat.

  6. Lucyon 26 Nov 2007 at 4:48 pm

    Aww, poor Matt!! Really thought he would’ve won! Oh well, Natalie is good too. But I think Matt should’ve won! :(

    Hey Meg, apparently Matt, Marty, and Carl got a recording contract like a month ago! So don’t worry! They’ll be famous!!!!

    Go Matt

  7. Lucyon 26 Nov 2007 at 4:50 pm

    The Australian Idol Fashion Board – they need to re – think there career. I mean, Matt wearing RED TIGHTS at the Opera House? Come On. What’s wrong with them?

  8. Lucyon 26 Nov 2007 at 4:56 pm

    Apparently Matt’s recording contract is better than the winner’s (Natalie’s one). Go Matt!

  9. tiffanyon 26 Nov 2007 at 6:04 pm

    Thank goodness I can come here for a rundown because I turned it off when they got the divinyls on again. I had to go and THROW UP!!!!!

    Glad Nat won.

  10. Megon 26 Nov 2007 at 11:22 pm

    Kin – you really didn’t miss much, though I’m with you in thinking Matt will do well anyway.

    Alex – thanks for saying that 😀 It’s not something I’d generally follow (or post about) either.

    Alyndabear – totally agree about Bland Canyon! Tough act to follow 😉 I surrender.

    Jen – glad you had a nice night :) (echo Kin’s response)

    SP – LOL – me too. But then they came back :(

    Lucy – that’s great news, I’d heard rumours of something like that 😀

    Tiff – LOL – it was pretty woeful!