Friday, May 11, 2007

I can see that you got other plans for tonight, but I don't really care

Look, it's a non-Eurovision post!

Do you know the Australian show It Takes Two? It's their version of the UK show Just The Two Of Us; there was also a US version called Celebrity Duets--Carlton from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air won it, with Lucy Lawless (Xena) coming in second. Anyhow, the premise is that celebrities not known for singing are teamed up with professional singers and then compete against each other in a singing contest. Guy Sebastian, winner of the first season of Australian Idol, was one of the professional singers in season one and, with his partner, took second.

Well, it's back. And guess what former Australian Idol contestant is in it this time?

Yup, Anthony Callea. He's teamed up with radio presenter Jo Stanley.

As a warning, Samuel HotStuff Files probably won't want to watch the following video, as he'd probably want to throw things across the room; hearing a non-singer singing a song he loves probably isn't up his alley.

Anyhow, their first performance was of the Veronicas' song "4Ever." Keep in mind that the point is to feature the non-singer, so there's not too much of Anthony singing. Still, I know it's heresy to say it, but...based on what you hear here, I'd really love to hear his whole version of this, by himself. Future b-side? It'll never happen, but it'd be nice.

(Only about the first 1:45 is singing.)

Plus, it looks like he's really having fun, which is a good thing.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for that

He sounds great singing the falsetto as the 'back up' vocalist, he's got a big range.

I'd like to see him featured more in their next song though, as his 'normal' big, rich voice would win them votes for sure.

Paul said...

ooo he does look like he's having fun and for the first time the hair cut is totally working for me. Why Kelly Clarkson is doing dirge like Never Again instead of amazing songs like this is beyond me...

dewy said...

Thanks for posting that, I really enjoyed it. It was great how Anthony sang underneath Jo's vocals, as Amanda Pelman (the judge) said, so it gave Jo an opportunity to be the focus and would have been a hard for him to hold back, he has such a great vocal range. They were having so much fun, its great to see Anthony just being himself & having some fun. Can't wait to see what they do next week.

Trash Addict said...

That show is so dire and Anthony is beyond shit!

Bring back "Australia's Got Talent"! Now that really was a showcase of Australian fabulousness:

and this classic:

Poster Girl said...

Yup, I love his "normal" voice, too--I really like the parts where he does get to sing by himself.

Paul, I do like "Never Again," though I'll probably be annoyed with it soon. I do think he's looking better there, too, though I'm not sure why.

The holding back on his part does fit with the goal of the does make me wish for weekly appearances of just him singing, though ;)

Who knew Australia's Got Talent was so much better than the US version? Ours was positively dull compared to that!