I’ve been trying to work out why I’m not engaged with Australian Idol this year. A favourite of mine for the last four seasons, I just can’t get excited about it this year. It’s not the judges – I quite like having both Dicko and Kyle, the hosts are the same – the kids are talented. I think it’s me.
I’m just so out of the loop of modern music. I couldn’t name two Justin Timberlake songs or one Gwen Stefani track. I’ve heard of the Arctic Monkeys and Snow Patrol but I wouldn’t be able to tell you if they sing ballads or heavy metal. It’s pathetic. So of course when they sing “The-hit-song-I’ve-never-heardÂ by Some-Artist-I’ve-got-no-interest-in” I have no point of reference.
I blame my kids. The orchid hunter listens to Newsradio (??!!) and the recorder player listens to a continuous loop of Harry Potter audio books.
Well I guess it’s disco night tonight – there should be something I recognise – I’ll give them one last chance.
(have you voted in the poll?)