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Anthony's Video Messages to Fans

26 July 2010 - 11:19 AM

Anthony has generously given of his time to make and send various video messages to his fans. Thank you Anthony.

Links to video messages follow:

Christmas Message - 2009

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Happy 4th Birthday Message - 2009

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It's Boq Wicked Part 1 - 2008

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It's Boq Wicked Part 2 - 2008

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2005 Newspaper Articles

23 July 2010 - 07:33 AM

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Crackerjack Deal at BMG, (Deal will focus on TV shows that highlight Sony artists)
Variety.com -V Music, Los Angeles


SYDNEY -- Sony BMG has pacted with Australian production company Crackerjack to form the basis of the music conglom's TV production shingle.

Deal, which follows a joint venture pact signed with Crackerjack's parent FremantleMedia in October, will focus on TV shows that highlight Sony artists -- such as "Australian Idol" runner-up Anthony Callea and ex-sudser star Delta Goodrem -- as well as new DVD projects.

"Our plan is to extend the boundaries of music and entertainment TV production through creative new programming ideas that we are developing," said Sony BMG's Oz topper Denis Handlin.

The TV production company is searching for someone to lead the division and soon will announce details of its slate.

The two companies have worked together on weekly music skein "So Fresh" for Oz's Nine Network.

Crackerjack's TV production credits include quiz hit "Australia's Brainiest Kid" on Ten and spoof news program "CNNNN" for pubcasterpubcaster the ABC.

Anthony Callea & Kate DeAraugo

16 July 2010 - 07:31 AM

Anthony Callea & Kate DeAraugo
Online Chat & Answer Your Questions

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November 27, 2006. Sydney, NSW. Singers Kate DeAraugo and Anthony Callea at Confidential HQ at The Daily Telegraph in Surry Hills, Sydney, for exclusive blog on the outcome of the fourth series of TV show 'Australian Idol'.

Below are the replies from Anthony, posted directly to him.

Posted by Gadgetgirl Northcote
Hiya Anthony MWAH
Totally loving your new awesome album !!! You?re falsetto?s improved outa sight ! It sounds like you?ve been practicing up on the technique ... lol ...
I do have a question ....
Before this album, we on ACOF know that you?ve done some songwriting before. How would you say your writing style?s changed over the past year? Do you feel that you?re settling into your own song writing style?
"Being able to spend a good year writing for this album just allowed the song writing process to come naturally and not be forced. I don?t know what I would classify as my song or writing style, I just do what comes naturally - and hopefully people like it."
Kate & Anthony
Mon 27 Nov 06 (12:02pm)

Posted by Diissee of Homebush on Sat 25 Nov 06 at 08:31pm
Hi Anthony,
First I just wanted to say, A New Chapter is fantastic. You should be proud of what you have achieved, I know your fans are.I love the emotions the album takes you through, and its one of the best albums I have ever heard and has exceeded our expectations.
I cannot wait to here this album in Concert, which leads into my question..Do you have any idea yet on when you will be touring next year and will your tour take you to all parts of Australia.
We love you Anthony.
"Really glad that you love the new album. The plan is to take it out on the road early next year and make this album come alive. For me, getting out there performing live is what it's all about. So, I look forward to being out and about in Australia once again."
Kate & Anthony
Mon 27 Nov 06 (12:04pm)

Hi Kate and Anthony,
Whats something youve always wanted to do but prior to now have never been able to afford it or havent had the opportunity to do. How has Idol opened those doors for you???
Bernie xx
Kate here.
"I actually wanted to open a swim school and still want to one day. Maybe Idol might help me get some more cash to enable it but I dont think it will happen for a while yet."
Anthony here.
"Win an ARIA. Couldnt have done it without Idol."
Kate & Anthony
Mon 27 Nov 06 (12:32pm)

Posted by debbie on Sat 25 Nov 06 at 10:34pm
Hi Anthony
When you put all the songs choice together on your new album A New Chapter, do you consider your diversity of ages and tastes fans base?
"To a certain degree yes, but overall I wanted to do an album that represented me and obviously put the best songs out there. I recorded over 20 songs for this album so it was quite difficult to go through the culling process and end up with 15 - but I know I made the right choice."
Kate & Anthony
Mon 27 Nov 06 (12:08pm)

Posted by Kelly of Glebe on Sat 25 Nov 06 at 10:07pm
I hope this is the right place to submit a question to Anthony Callea. My question is ?To what extent does it affect you personally when particular sections of the media publish untruths about you? How do you cope with that??

"The important thing to do is just to concentrate on what I want to do - which is get out there, sing and perform and not let the other crap pollute your mind."
Kate & Anthony
Mon 27 Nov 06 (12:07pm)

Posted by mairanya on Sat 25 Nov 06 at 10:06pm
I love the way youve used Faures Pavane in the song A New Chapter. Can you tell us a little about how this beautiful song originated and developed?
"Tom Nichols, who I co-wrote this song with, came into the writing session with this beautiful piece of classical music and the idea was to create a song around it. This was a really interesting process because I had never done something like that before - and I am happy that it worked out so well and complements each other. This song was one of the first that we actually wrote for the album."
Mon 27 Nov 06 (12:08pm)

Posted by Maria of Wetherill Park NSW on Sat 25 Nov 06 at 10:36pm
Anthony, I know youve been asked this before, but have you any plans in the pipeline to release anything overseas?
"Definitely in the future but at this stage I want to establish myself here with this album before I take the next step. I see this album more like my first than my second because I have co-written 14 of the 15 tracks so I feel more of a connection with it."
Kate & Anthony
Mon 27 Nov 06 (12:11pm)

Channel V Artist of the Year & Aria Award

15 July 2010 - 01:10 PM

- Thank you to all members who contributed links, information, reviews and photos -

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Channel V Artists of the Year and Arias

Sep 21 2005, 03:06 PM

Anthony Callea Confirmed To Perform At The 2005 ARIA Awards!

Hot off the heels of the 2005 ARIA nominations announcement, we're excited to confirm that Anthony Callea will be one of Australia's finest talents performing as part of the celebration and ceremony at the 2005 ARIA Awards on Sunday October 23rd! Tix on sale now.


Anthony Callea wins Oz Artist!

Anthony must have thought his prayers had been answered when he was crowned Oz Artist of the Year on the red carpet at the ARIAs Awards last Sunday. With our school band giving their best rendition of 'The Prayer' and a shower of glittery confetti, the former Idol wild card was awarded the title along with a pink sash and a tiara. He also scores a $20,000 cruise to the Hayman Islands on a luxury yacht, guaranteeing him some quality rest and relaxation. "It's a real honour to receive the Channel [V] Award, as it was direct from the public. Thanks to all the fans," said a stoked Anthony.

Later that night, he won an ARIA for Highest Selling Single for 'The Prayer' which he also performed live. Congratulations Anthony!


Anthony Callea Wins Big At The ARIAs!

Congratulations out to Anthony Callea, who scored his first ever ARIA Award last night! Anthony took home the Highest Selling Single Award for his glorious track 'The Prayer', and was also awarded the people's choice award for 'Channel V Oz Artist Of The Year'.

Capping off an amazing year, Anthony Callea went home from the ARIAs last night with two awards - his debut single 'The Prayer' was named the Highest Selling Single of the year, while he was also voted the Oz Artist Of The Year by the public.

"It was great night. To perform at the awards, AND receive an ARIA has been a real highlight of the last 12 months," Anthony told us today. "And it was a real honour to receive the Channel V Award, as it was direct from the public. Thanks to all the fans."

Proving exactly why his single was a #1 smash, Anth performed a stunning rendition of 'The Prayer' at the event, sending shivers up the spine of anyone who watched him sing.

Immediately after his performance, he collected his Highest Selling Single Award from James Mathieson and the hilarious Ja'mie King (aka comedian Chris Lilley), and thanked all his fans for their support.

Anthony's Awards Cabinet

15 July 2010 - 01:02 PM

- Thank you to diissee for starting this thread -

post Apr 18 2006, 11:50 PM

<span style='color:#993300'><span style='font-size:13pt;line-height:100%'><span style='font-family:Comic Sans Ms'><b>"Anthony's Awards Cabinet"</b></span></span></span>

What a line up of Awards. I am sure there are many more that we haven't seen.

<b>Highest Selling No.1 Aria Award.</b> <b>23 October 2005</b>
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<b>Three No.1's </b> - <b>17 November 2005</b>

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<b>Channel V ' Oz Artist of the Year 2005 '</b> - <b>23 October 2005</b>

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<b>Variety's Young Entertainer of the Year 2005</b> - <b>8 March 2006</b>

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<b>Mo Award Contemporary Performer Rock 2005 </b> - <b>14 March 2006 presented 28 April 2006</b>

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<b>MTV AVMA Award 2006 - Viewers Choice</b> - <b>12 April 2006</b>

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Other awards no, pictures though.

<b>IT List - Pop Republic - Male Artist of the Year 2005</b>

Latest Award to add to the Cabinet

<b>31 August 2006,</b> The Inaugural Dolly Teens Choice Awards held at Luna Park in Sydney Anthony was presented with his latest award a Crown for The King of Vocals.

<b>The Hottest Album of the Year.</b>

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The Prayer Wins "OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.", Australian Gospel Music Awards Announced TODAY 8 March 07 Options

A lovely piece of news...

<span style='color:#FF6600'><span style='font-size:13pt;line-height:100%'><span style='font-family:Comic Sans Ms'>CONGRATULATIONS ANTHONY</span></span></span>

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<b>And in recognition of having the fastest selling Australian singles and the highest selling single in Australia of all time with "The Prayer," Anthony Callea was awarded the "Outstanding Achievement Award." Anthony was previously awarded an ARIA for the highest sales for this song which continues to receive wide airplay and is an excellent blending of a quality emotive tenor with a classic faith composition.</b>

Nominated for the IT Pop Republic Award for Best Australian Male Artist up against 20 other contenders.


1. Darren Hayes
2. Keith Urban
<b>3. Anthony Callea.</b> an amazing feat after millions of Votes where cast and he came 3rd to 2 International Australian Artists.