Reasons why I won't watch it again:
- If Cameron Daddo cannot even bother to shave, why should I bother to watch it?
- The kids have little talent, and the parents are dull and deluded. If you were stuck on canteen duty with them you would not be happy.
- The editing is repetitive, tedious, and sloppy, culminating in the elimination scene when they had the bottom four standing there we only saw them telling three of the parents why they hadn't made the grade. Louise (the Joceyln Wildenstein of the Gold Coast) was skipped completely.
- They shot it in 2 weeks but are pretending they were there for six weeks.
The first challenge was for the parents to take headshots of their kid and to try and project their brand.
The best quote from this was :
Natalia(Mother) to Amber(daughter) "Be the girl next door," and the response "But that is not the brand I want." Lindsay and Britany have a lot to answer for.
We were later told that there were performers in their family. Natalia's cousin is Troy Dann an outback performer. Yes and he is????
Next was a busking challenge - where the kids had to busk for 30 minutes and the person who got the most money would be immune from elimination.
The money raised would go to charity.
We again get to see the kids talents or lack of them and it is a wonder the long term buskers did not orchestrate some sort of retribution for them being on their patch.
Elaine and Abbey won the challenge. But the other mothers were bitching because she said the money was for charity, when they felt the money should be given on the merits of the performance.
Louise complained that people were stingy and were not giving money when she said she was wanting to send her son to New York to continue training. I don't think people would want to give money to a mother who has obviously spent thousands on cosmetic work! Her breasts are worth $10,000.
It was elimination time, and Ashleigh and her mum were eliminated. Expect to see her turn up to an Australian Idol audition once she has turned 16.
I did notice in the final scene an intimate exchange between Tom and Amber, what next puppy love between Dale and Sam?