Fashion flashbacks to the eighties

by Cellobella on Sunday, November 11, 2007

Natalie in a body stockingThis Sunday on Idol, was it just me or did you think the stylists took inspiration from the nineteen eighties fashion wise.

First Natalie singing Ray of Light wearing what appeared to be a body stocking?! Either that or a very high g-string. I was surprised Kyle managed not to comment!

I’m not fussed on the song but it sounded alright to me. I didn’t pick up her nervousness and thought she sang it really well.

(that said I was distracted half-way through by my daughter telling me she could see worms in her poo! Quite frankly anything would have been a relief after that!)

Carl’s first performance I missed because I’d raced out to the chemist to pick up some worm tablets for everyone. No I didn’t buy the chocolate ones. I just get too disappointed in the erky chocolate flavour. It just doesn’t taste right to me. Groover said Carl did alright though. And he sounds okay in my headphones as I type this. He needs some dance moves though and not the one he didn’t quite land.

I saw Matt singing It’s Too Late as I was changing the duvet covers and pillowcases of my kids’ beds. I don’t like the song much but Matt did well. Sounds great in the headphones.

Part 2

Natalie Chicken FeetNatalie’s second song by Pink was great I thought. Bit more serious. But knickerbockers!? Yes it’s back to the eighties for the second time. Kyle went on and on about her little bootlets – he called them chicken feet. I liked them. What do you think?

She nailed the song.

Go Natalie!

Then we come to our THIRD fashion flashback to the eighties. I refer of course to Carl’s leather tie. A red one no less in his second song.

I remember my boyfriend in the eighties had two. A pale pink tie which he used to wear with a black shirt. (sharp eh?) And a black tie which he wore with a black and pink checked shirt. (oooh baby!) I can remember grabbing hold of the black one at roller skating and snapping it. The things I did for fashion, people!

Car; Leather TieNow where were we… oh yes the leather tie…


I thought he sang this just a tad too low. He was a bit breathy a bit all over the shop. The high note at the end was AWFUL.

But the judges didn’t pick up on it. In fact did they say anything?

Yes Marcia we know you love Carl… anything else?

And then we were ready for Fashion Flashback Number Four!

Which was… the Boy George hat. Yes yes I know Dicko tried to make it sound like a Peter Doherty look but the smokescreen didn’t work! “Matt is what Peter Doherty would look like if he’d just say no.” Or something like that. Look, he’s 17 and a good boy. Goes to church regular as Monty Python might say.

Matt's hat George's hat

He was good but I wasn’t that keen on his song choice… anyway he’s a cert for the final.

This week it’s between Carl and Natalie – and without Mark’s big push can Natalie do it? I sure hope so.

Go Natalie! (oh yeah… I said that.)


Selma November 11, 2007 at 10:19 pm

I really really really really really want Natalie to make it into the final. She is so versatile and IMO has the best voice out of the remaining three. Carl gets on my nerves with all that posturing like he’s a member of the Rat Pack. And Matt, he’s just too much of a goody-goody for me. I think he can sing but I’d like him more with a bit of an edge. GO NATALIE, ALL THE WAY TO THE OPERA HOUSE!

By the way, I’m sorry about the worms – never much fun.

Kin November 12, 2007 at 4:59 am

I LOVE Carl, but clearly he is the 3rd best singer there. I’m guessing it’ll be Nat and Matt at the Opera house, and I still think Matt will win.

I’ve never liked Natalie, although her talent is obvious. I like the fact they are all musicians, rather than just singers.

Plus, I’m a sucker for anyone who blows a horn ;)

Meg November 12, 2007 at 10:05 am

I thought Natalie’s shoes looked ok side on, but not from the front – bloody awful! Just not a good look with those pants. Didn’t get the chicken reference, I guess it’s hard to be witty all the time.

Good pick up with the Boy George hat – I knew it looked familiar…

And you’re not going to believe this, but I dosed my two littlies yesterday for the first time ever (itchy bum complaint, not taking any chances). *freaky*

feline November 12, 2007 at 4:48 pm

billy lid 2 aka gorgeous grl came home last week with a pair of leg warmers. was so happy to be able to advise her about the “just so” wrinkle and flop required when wearing these delightful and useful fashion accessories!!

btw how do i rss your blog??? when i hit the organge button it gives me rss for community blog award.

Cellobella November 12, 2007 at 5:15 pm

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