Australia 2018: Jessica Mauboy - #We Got Love

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  1. Marilyn

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    Considering she has a very healthy career in Oz, could they NOT have spared Kylie's body double Samantha Jade? :(
     
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    NEVER FORGET
     
  4. Madison

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    Let’s hope for something better than these hot vocals:

     
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    Exciting! She seems like she's had a lot of success in Australia so I imagine this is a bit of a coup for SBS.

    She should be a step up from dreary Isaiah anyway. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and not hold one shaky performance of a terrible song three years ago against her.
     
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    It's anyone's guess now when straya would fall out of the top 10
     
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    I’m less forgiving than VoR - based on 2014, I have low expectations for her.
     
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    That’s shit. She can’t sing. I was going to post her Aria awards performance from a few weeks ago as evidence but it seems she’s had it erased from the internet.
     
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    This?

    I'm really not a fan .. Also, what gives .. SBS really do intent on keep sending Aussies that aren't white!
     
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    Imagine!
     
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    Could they REALLY not get DANNII on board? :disco:
     
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    I know, RIGHT?

    It's almost as if the WHITES weren't there first, had invaded a country and tried to belittle the indigenous people or SOMETHING... :side-eye:
     
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    Filthy sand Nigels.
     
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    Jessica's career seems to be in a weird place at the moment - she still grabs a hit single every now and then, and she recently got her first #1 album (and then a #2 follow-up), although both were TV soundtrack albums mostly comprised of covers. Her last proper album was four years ago. There was a greatest hits tour this year that seemed to do pretty well, but it feels a little premature to go into cover album/greatest hits territory at 28, although I guess she has been famous for over a decade now

    I suppose what I'm saying is that she doesn't feel particularly exciting anymore - and she was never THAT exciting in the first place - but maybe this will mark a full-time return to being a pop star. I'm still a bit LIVID that Dami was content to schlep around regional theatres singing Carpenters songs and drinking lemonade rather than try for a career in Europe, but Jessica has always been a little bit desperate so I'm sure if she does well at Eurovision she'll make a more convincing attempt (or ANY ATTEMPT AT ALL)
     
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    I've seen a few comments on various social media along the lines of superstylin's post.

    What a load of absolute bollocks.
     
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    Anyway in more important news, she's hoping to sing something uptempo. :disco:
     
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    Not to be all “I don’t see colour” but I genuinely didn’t even notice they haven’t sent anyone white - I was more interested in the fact that they haven’t yet sent someone who isn’t from a reality show

    Although I guess 99% of our local pop stars from about 2000 onwards have been from Idol etc., so it makes sense
     
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    What are her defining songs? I've listened to her recent hit Fallin', which is nice enough but not really my cup of tea.

    I'm also currently fascinated by the utter tack-fest that was the Young Divas project, which looks like the output of some low-rent gay vanity label, except the songs were actual hits (well, to varying degrees).




     
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    My favourites are Running Back (totally cheap and of its time but still my fave), Burn (cruelly ripped from radio playlists while it was #1 because of deadly bushfires), Galaxy (generic but STUNNING), Up/Down and Inescapable

    If she has a signature song it would probably be Burn? Maybe Pop A Bottle which was a big hit right when she really needed one

    And of course Get ‘Em Girls is a comedy classic
     
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    And yes the Young Divas were utterly ridiculous - one of them’s just been arrested for possession of ice and is facing it in true diva style

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    GLAM.
     
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    OMG Kate DeAraugo is a METH head? :o

    That's like ALEXANDRA BURKE smoking crack.

    As far as I remember Kate had a really hard time after she won Idol, and it seems she couldn't handle the fame or all the bad press about her weight.

    I LOVED Young Divas, they were the GAYEST thing ever. I think they were originally together for a one-off single but it did so well they stayed together for 2 albums.
     
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    I thought Guy whatshisface was just tanned! Oops!

    In other news Dani Im revealed to be ‘just dipped in tea’
     
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    She is no Dami Im on the vocal department. But to say she can’t sing is a bit silly.

    I’m totally on board for an uptempo smash. Something along the lines of Pop A Bottle would be a welcome addition to Eurovision.
     
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    That’s the one. The first minute and a half is all you need.
     
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    Just for a bit of balance, here's a clip of her singing live pretty well.

     
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    What happens in the rest of the song?
     
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    Oh she’s a fine choice. I’d prefer Ricky Lee or Samantha Jade but she is arguably bigger than them and a decent person to send, if the vocals aren’t as good as Dami’s.
     
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    Christ. Is Emily doing anything untoward?!
     
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    WATCH OUT Ricki-Lee!
     
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    Just send Ricki-Lee Coulter with a Raining Diamonds clone (and five very capable background singers PLEASE)
     
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    I’d rather we had Tina Arena or Vanessa Amorosi first
     
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    Tina was asked for France some years ago but she said no. She may change her mind for her home nation though, but it doesn't seem the track that the Australian broadcaster are going down at the moment.
     
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    Vanessa would be amazing if she's still capable of the vox she had at her peak. Does she have any sort of profile in Australia these days though?

    Tina is too old these days I fear.
     
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    From what I understand of Australia, it's probably an attempt to deport them.
     
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    Is it? I think she has an atrocious 'voice'. Really not good at all.
     
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    What a PRIDE ANTHEM! :disco:
     

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