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Canberra’s Owen Campbell spontaneously combusts on Australia’s Got Talent

By johnboy - 18 April 2012 79

“The guy’s an arse, but what a talented arse”

Sunrise brings us a brutal character examination of Canberra’s Owen Campbell including Brian McFadden’s protracted thoughts about our man after his Australia’s Got Talent Audition.

Here at RiotACT we thought he was lovely when we interviewed him in 2007.

Here’s some video of him performing:

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UPDATE 18/04/12 17:34: Owen’s had this to say about this article:

One person who commented was right, I was a complete d***head… But I think in hindsight, my arrogance was but a symptom of how nervous I was, putting myself on this sort of program has never appealed to me, but, we shall see what happens… I appreciate your honesty who ever wrote that though…

He’s also written about this on his website.


UPDATE 18/04/12: 11:48: And here’s Owen’s 6:53 of fame, although we hear he way be getting back into the show post fireworks:


UPDATE: 19/04/12 09:11: And our congratulations to Owen our one man traffic spike:

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79 Responses to
Canberra’s Owen Campbell spontaneously combusts on Australia’s Got Talent
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Lookout Smithers 3:36 pm
18 Apr 12
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Interesting that mcfadden came to say how great he was the day after. More to come I would say.

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Holden Caulfield 3:39 pm
18 Apr 12
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They’re talking about having a good attitude and Kyle Sandilands is on the judging panel.

I’m obviously missing something.

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Mysteryman 3:49 pm
18 Apr 12
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I think Owen got off light. He was definitely being a tool.

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Thumper 3:59 pm
18 Apr 12
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I like his music and have shared the same stage with him on a couple of occasions, but seriously, after watching the replay, he was acting like a complete cock.

Then again, as a vehicle to raise publicity, he’s done exceptionally well :)

And, to think about it a bit more, really, what’s wrong with showing contempt for such a contemptible program and hosts?

Maybe he’s been watching too much DIG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhWlukvCFEY

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adamthebastard 4:09 pm
18 Apr 12
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He get’s all the publicity and none of the weighted lock in contracts from ‘winning’ that show.

U MAD BRO?

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chewy14 4:09 pm
18 Apr 12
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Lookout Smithers said :

Interesting that mcfadden came to say how great he was the day after. More to come I would say.

Yep, that’s what I thought too.

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VYBerlinaV8_is_back 4:14 pm
18 Apr 12
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It’s commercial TV. Entrant beware.

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New Yeah 4:50 pm
18 Apr 12
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McFadden – “he could have won the show”

Fo sho, a blues slide guitarist is going to win Australia’s Got Talent. *cue valley girl accent* “As if”.

Good on Owen for saying what everyone with any semblance of musical integrity thinks. Not sure what the nannas in the audience thought.

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6matt9 5:01 pm
18 Apr 12
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I often stop and listen to him when he’s busking in Civic. Very talented indeed. Regardless of what you think of those judges he could have given them a bit more respect. It’s not hard. He certainly shot himself in the foot as far as that show is concerned but I think it’s fair to say he will gain exposure beyond that. Who knows where it could have taken him though…I wonder if a part of him regrets being so arrogant?

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steveski74 5:30 pm
18 Apr 12
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He’s actually a very nice guy and I think what happened is a misunderstanding by the judges which was blown out of proportion. Owen’s a nice bloke who likes to engage his audience, whether he’s busking or whatever. He clearly enters with an attitude towards Kyle but didn’t really take it very far. His comment in my mind about the judges not being there wasn’t a slur at them, but more his way of making a connection directly with the audience. He wasn’t phased by them as judges and felt nervous about the fact he was being judged, so was getting into more of a performance mode. The problem is the judges got all sensitive and took it for what it WASN’T and made a fuss about it.

He did get his back up and make some confrontational comments but it’s not at all representative of who he really is. Mel on Sunrise made the comment along the lines at “destroy his shot at success” but it’s all just media hype around it. At the end of last night’s episode I thought it all stemmed around Kyle having a bash, but on the Sunrise article it was mostly about Brian. The editing changes the whole event so you can’t take it all too seriously.

I guess we’ll find out for sure in a couple of hours but if you read Owen’s Facebook comments from Sunday and today, it seems he’s on the show on Monday as well, so again…all we’ve seen is the media making the most of an incident and spoon feeding us bits at a time to fuel conversation without really telling us the what actually happened.

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trevar 5:39 pm
18 Apr 12
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I wish my arrogance was just a symptom of something…

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johnboy 5:56 pm
18 Apr 12
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Thanks to Owen for providing comment.

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6matt9 6:25 pm
18 Apr 12
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New Yeah said :

McFadden – “he could have won the show”

Fo sho, a blues slide guitarist is going to win Australia’s Got Talent. *cue valley girl accent* “As if”.

Good on Owen for saying what everyone with any semblance of musical integrity thinks. Not sure what the nannas in the audience thought.

I don’t agree with your last comment. Why bother going on the show in the first place if your plan is to be rude to the judges? I’m a musician…played in local bands since I was 15…I believe I have musical integrity but I certainly wouldn’t have behaved like that. Defeats the purpose doesn’t it?

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FioBla 6:28 pm
18 Apr 12
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Just watched the Flash video above. Not sure what he did wrong.

Every time I watch commercial TV, it’s worse than I remember. Maybe Australian commercial TV is worse: I sat through the Craig Ferguson/Guy Pearce thing, but could not complete this morning show discussion.

Haven’t heard of Owen Campbell before this.

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Dilandach 6:31 pm
18 Apr 12
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Speaking about oneself in the third person a symptom of something?

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