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Posted 29 June 2010 - 11:48 AM

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Some Points of Interest.

The 17 week, second season of Australian Idol premiered on 13 July 2004, weekly on Sundays/Mondays from 7:30pm. Inside Idol was seen Thursday nights, 7.30pm.

Over 50,000 people throughout Australia auditioned. As well as the five larger cities, the judges also visited Canberra, Hobart, Darwin and Tamworth this year. Of the twelve finalists, three were from Sydney, two were from Melbourne, and one each from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Hobart, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide and Bega. The 50,000 hopefuls were narrowed down to 118, then 30 and finally, the top 12.
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Hosts: Channel V personalities Andrew G and James Mathison host the series as well as Australian Idol Extra which will be screen exclusively on Channel V. This program screens extra footage from the making of the series and debuts in August.

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Judges: The judging panel consist of singer Marcia Hines, former singer and now writer and producer Mark Holden and record label BMG representative Ian Dickson.

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Network: Network Ten. Channel Ten celebrated record ratings for Australian Idol's finale as the year's top program with 3.35 million national viewers.

Sunday night's Grand Final show was up 50,000 viewers on the 3.3 million of 2003. In Melbourne, the program averaged 979,437 viewers, and the earlier segment, Live at the Opera House, attracted 2.85 million viewers nationally and 814,257 in Melbourne.

Production Company: Fremantle Media subsidiary Grundy Television in association with UK company 19TV

Prize: The series winner receives a record deal and contracts with BMG, prize money and a car.

Official Web site: http://australianidol.yahoo.com.au

To this date Anthony Callea is the only Idol contestant to make the final 3 without being in the bottom 2 or 3 elimination episode throughout the course of the show.

Mark Holden invented the new concept -'Grand Royale' Touchdown for Anthony's performance of 'The Prayer'. This, to date, it remains the only 'Grand Royale' Touchdown given out by Mark Hold.

Dicko was left speechless after Anthony performed 'The Prayer'.

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 03:00 PM

Auditions
13-7-2004

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'Wishes' by Human Nature

Some of the Judges Comments

Dicko: "What do you think it takes to win this competition?"
Anthony: "Determination and belief in yourself."
Dicko: "Do you think you've got that?"
Anthony: "Absolutely."

Marcia: "Definite yes from me."
Mark: "x3 for comittment."

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:05 AM

Top 30: Semi Finals
8-8-2004

After auditions, the number of semi-finalists was cut down to 30. The top 30 were then divided into 3 groups of 10, the top 3 vote-getters of each group advancing in to the final 12. The wild card show format changed slightly as it was the judges who selected two to advance and the public only choosing one. Anthony was in group 1 along with;

Prinnie Stevens - "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin)
Courtney Murphy - "She Will Be Loved" (Maroon 5)
Chanel Cole - "Glory Box" (Portishead)
Laurence Sorbello - "Amazed" (Lonestar)
Ngaiire Joseph - "No More Drama" (Mary J. Blige)
Emily George - "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers)
Meri Bosenavulagi - "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Bette Midler)
Ben Eaton - "Freedom '90" (George Michael)
Hayley Jensen - "Angel" (Sarah McLachlan)


'Angels' by Robbie Williams

Some of the Judges Comments

Mark: "Anthony, you always present yourself as a solid performer. I would still like to see a touch more of the devil, but man, first class."

Marcia: "You know what you're doing and that's really, really important. You have abeautiful smile, so smile as much as you can."

Dicko: "Every time you've stepped infront of us, you've given us an absolutely rock solid performance and for that I commend you. You need to engage the Australian public and show a bit of an edge (personality)."


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After this round of the competition, Anthony did not make it through but was asked back as the Judges Choice wildcard contestant.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:09 AM

Wildcards
30-8-2004

10 of the judges favourites are asked to return for another shot at the competition - the 'wildcards'

'The Reason' by Hoobastank

Some of the Judges Comments

Marcia: "Bellisimo. You are a fantatsic singer. That's the most I've ever seen of you Anthony. Thank you for showing us your spirit and yourself."

Dicko: "You're terrific. You can stay in the competition, we'll leave the old Anthony behind. Bring in more of yourself, passion, energy and edge."

Mark: "Tonight, you've had a break through. Congratulations."


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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:14 AM

Wildcards Verdict Show
31-8-2004

Anthony is now the 10th contestant to become part of the final Top 12 in the competition.

'The Reason' by Hoobastank

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The final 12 contetstants for Australian Idol 2004;
Anthony Callea, Angie Narayan, Daniel Belle, Amali Ward, Courtney Murphy, Chanel Cole, Hayley Jensen, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Casey Donovan, Dan O'Connor, Emelia Rusciano and Marty Worrall

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:16 AM

Top 12: Australian Made
5-9-2004

'Heaven Knows' by Rick Price

Some of the Judges Comments

Marcia: "You are shy and you are coming out of your shell and you have one of the most oustanding voices. Well done Anthoony."

Dicko: "I don't think you can continue to perform unremarkable, unforgetful songs in an unremarkable fashion. I think you showed last week what you could be. All I'm saying is carry on that path, don't snap back."

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Group performance: 'Good Times'

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:18 AM

Top 11: Pop
12-9-2004

'Ignition' by R.Kelly

Some of the Judges Comments

Mark: "That was you're most relaxed and most 'on' performance."

Dicko: "You're heading in the right direction."

Marcia: "Toot,toot. We girls loved it."

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Group performance: 'Play That Funky Music'

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:20 AM

Top 10: The 60's
19-9-2004

'Gimme Some Lovin' by Spencer Davis Group

Some of the Judges Comments

Dicko: "Anthony, when we first saw you I think we critcised you a lot for being plastic and too ridgid and trained, over trained. What we were hoping is for you to have a little fun and un learn what you know. Clearly that is sinking in because for the second week running, you have torn it up and engaged the audience."

Mark: You've reached that critical mass. This time next year whether or not you are the Australian Idol, just like Shannon, you are going to have hits."

Marcia: "It's great to see you getting comfortable in your own skin, working the audience. I want to say, you go you Italian Stallion you."

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Group performance: 'Good Lovin'

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:22 AM

Top 9: Disco
26-9-2004

'Car Wash' by Rose Royce

Some of the Judges Comments

Mark: You are good, you're always consistently good but at this stage of the competition, and I say this not just to you but to everyone, I want more than hearing screaming girls. I don't know, I want more."

Dicko: "I think you are growing. I think that was one of your better performances. You've got the looks, the voice and the moves. In the space of this competition you've got to find another gear, that's all."

Marcia: "I think what they are trying to say to you is, continue to push yourself."

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Group performance: 'We are Family'

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 10:26 AM

Top 8: Contestants Own Choice
3-10-2004

'The Prayer' by Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion

Some of the Judges Comments

Marcia: "Yes, Anthony, you brought a little class to the house tonight, know what I'm saying. As my patner said to you, it was a pleasure to sit in this room and hear you rehearse that. That was outstanding."

Dicko: "I don't know what to say, I really don't. That was ahhh...seroius. I think that was probably the finest performance I've seen on that stage in two years. Seriously mate, this competition is about defining moments. You just had yours because you may only be two feet tall, but tonight you are a giant, an absolute giant."

Marcia: "Dicko has given you a hard time through it all, but the one thing I can say about Dicko is that when it's on he says it's on. Thank you for that, That was outstanding."

Mark: Anthony, last week Marcia said, Mark why do you keep hassling this young amn? What more do you want from him? Well tonight man, I'm going to invent a new concept, seriously, this is the GRAND ROYALE man... that was a GRAND ROYALE TOUCH DOWN."

After receiving a standing ovation and then the judges comments, Anthony received another standing ovation from the audience. Andrew and James then spoke with Anthony.

Andrew: "Ah Anthony, you must be feeling alright/"

Anthony: "Yeah, I'm feeling good."

James: "Now, I mean, that was a song that's originally a duet, you sang it by yourself tonight, it's a classical piece in two different languages - did you think this week you'd take the easy option?"

Anthony: "I just wanted to do something totally different and what I love, so I'm glad it worked."

James: "Well there were people in the audience not only giving you a standing ovation at the end, a new concept was invented in Mark Holden's brain and also there were people crying. How's it make you feel as a performer when you see people you're performing for intears, for all the right reasons?"

Anthony: I think that's the ultimate response you want from an artist, ah from an audience as an artist - I'm glad I had that effect on people. Thank you."

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Group performance: 'Canned Heat'




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