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Kyle Sandilands says Canberrans lack personallity

By johnboy - 3 April 2007 20

NowUC went along to the big Idol auditions at Canberra Stadium (did they really need the whole stadium to do 2,000 auditions?) and came away with Kyle Sandilands view on what is holding back Canberrans in the entertainment industry:

Known for his harsh but straight forward comments, Sandilands said many Canberrans didn’t fit Idol criteria because they lacked vibrant personalities.

“Some people could sing well enough but they didn’t have personality, and when it comes down to it, that’s what Idol and this industry is all about,” said. “If you don’t have a personality you won’t get this kind of career.”

It doesn’t seem to have held Kyle back.

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Kyle Sandilands says Canberrans lack personallity
johnboy 10:25 am 04 Apr 07

*turns* gay?

Oh my aching sides!

bubzie 10:19 am 04 Apr 07

Pfft, well clearly, we all just dont want to be some washed up loser who sells one single, then turns gay/only gets money from singing that damn biggest loser song/joins 3 other rejects, and starts their own little band, really..

neanderthalsis 9:57 am 04 Apr 07

I shall have to make public my ignorance and ask who is Kyle Sandilands?

The man is obviously a complete non-entity and being involved with such mindless drivel as Aus Idol is no great claim to fame.

Television, the drug of the nation…

barking toad 9:43 am 04 Apr 07

Kyle’s mum’s a bitch

Woody Mann-Caruso 8:56 am 04 Apr 07

Kyle is still an asshole Stan.

Kenny is OK, though.

Absent Diane 8:48 am 04 Apr 07

yep australian idol is soo fantastic as well… the music that the eventual winners and place getters release is about 10 years behind the times, you look at what is in the charts and then compare to pretty much every idol song and it feels like some kind hit of the nineties… so my suggestion to this guy is to get a grip and have a look at yourself. muddafugga.

la mente torbida 8:40 am 04 Apr 07

Care factor: Zero

Danman 7:10 am 04 Apr 07

Ill throw the challenge out to Kyle Sandilands – any PCYC of his nomination – (Within reasonable distance, keeping in mind he has a lot more of a travel allowance than me) – any time – to go 9 rounds (probably less) in the ring.

No other reason than he shits me to tears – and that was well before the canberra comments.

As for idol – Whose Idol ? Not Australias.

We will see how big he (thinks he) is when it comes to not using his mouth – actions speak louder than words Mr Sandilands.

Maybe RiotACT can stand to make some money off this…

Bartron 10:26 pm 03 Apr 07

Kyle is still an asshole Stan. He has no idea what he is supposed to talk about so he makes up for it by trying to offend everyone.

Regardless….ain’t interested in idol. Too much corp BS and not enough of what makes music great.

stan_bowles 7:03 pm 03 Apr 07

I’m no Sandilands fan (is anyone?) but I think the reporters taken a bit of a liberty by intepreting the quote “some people” as meaning “many Canberran”.

Captain America 6:55 pm 03 Apr 07

Oh noes, does that mean no-one’s going to vote for Canberra in Australian Idle?? what ever will we do?

Anyway, I would kind of take that statement as a compliment – it means that Canberrans, by and large, aren’t suitable to be brainless corporate whores who serve only to entertain brainless consumer whores. Our musicians are quality musicians, and when they win competitions (eg, Cathy Petocz winning the Triple J Unearthed Flesh it Out comp) they win competitions run by organisations that cater to people who listen to music because they like music, not because their brand gods tell them to.

vg 5:39 pm 03 Apr 07

This twit has a beard, a ‘fauxhawk’ and a gut. If I was his age I’d be embarrased presenting a package like that to the public at large.

I’d hardly call what Idol gives you a ‘career’. Unless singing to a room 1/2 full of anaesthetised pensioners at the Twin Towns Services Club counts for something

Mess 5:29 pm 03 Apr 07

Kyle Sandilands is an ignorant fat dickhead, and its beyond me how he ever got famous in the first place. Maybe if i go on the radio and spout drivel and act like a complete tool ill get a job like him.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 5:21 pm 03 Apr 07

Harsh as the comment is, Canberra IS a fairly sanitised kind of place compared to other (larger) cities. Personally that’s one of the things I like about Canberra.

Apparently Dicko is back this year – I can imagine him putting Kyle in his place. I say imagine, because I’m unlikely to watch much of it.

bonfire 5:05 pm 03 Apr 07

pot this is kettle, over

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