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If Michelle wins Pop Idol is braced for some heavy criticism

The News Review:

– If Michelle wins Pop Idol is braced for some heavy criticism
– Idol riches
– 2003’s musical highs and lows

If Michelle wins Pop Idol is braced for some heavy criticism – Dec 20, 2003
” In last year’s Pop Idol a 30-stone contestant Rik Waller was forced to leave the show after he came down with a throat infection setting off rumours that he had been bribed to leave. Pop Idol came in second place (after Big Brother) in a poll of senior academics published yesterday on television programmes which they considered the most damaging to British culture. One academic described it as an “insipid music industry conveyor belt” which made the Eurovision Song Contest “seem positively subversive”. This week the soprano Lesley Garrett criticised the show for encouraging young singers to believe they can shortcut any training and “go straight to fame and fortune”.

Idol riches
The Age – Dec 24, 2003
Alicja Janosz Idol PolandSince winning Idol Alicja has decided that she wants to be called Alex. A massive-selling debut album is already out of the way and she’s tipped to represent Poland in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest with I’m Still Alive a song whose title seems to epitomise the struggle that all Idols face when it comes to their second album. “I don’t know anything more than this” she concludes. Guy Sebastian Australian Idol AustraliaGuy – who calms himself down before a performance by entering what he terms “Grooveland” – is the newest Pop Idol of the lot. Crowned last month Guy found maintaining his virginity “freaking hard” but the real tragedy in his victory is that the crown did not go to would-be Oz Idol Peter Ryan.

2003’s musical highs and lows
BBC News – Dec 26, 2003
Lesbianism briefly became an integral part of pop music earlier in the year courtesy of Mother Russia. School uniform-clad teen duo Tatu created a stir with their self-styled mutual love – and scored a number one smash. The pair represented their country at the Eurovision Song Contest behaved impeccably on the night and came a creditable third behind Turkey. Le Royaume Uni’s fortunes made far more of a splash as hapless pair Jemini finished at the bottom of the heap without a single point.

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