PROGRAM Australian Idol
EPISODE Final 10: Number Ones.
DATE 24 September
DESCRIPTION The 10 most talented singers in the country will take to the Australian Idol stage, and step up and sing for their once-in-a-lifetime chance at becoming a recording superstar. Hosted by Andrew G and James Mathison. Tonight's theme: Number One's.
1) "10 most talented singers in the country"?
I don't need to come up with any jokes of my own if the Ten Network program listing writers keep coming up with this gold.
2) "Tonight's theme: Number One's"
Not too keen on the superfluous apostrophe, but willing to overlook it in anticipation of the laughs I'm gonna get on Sunday night when I hear "number ones" over and over again.
With this theme, the producers obviously think that they'll be able to force the idols to pick something popular/tasteful, but I don't think they've counted on the propensity for Australians to send absolute rubbish to the top of the charts.
Let's peruse a sample list of previous number ones (guffaw!):
Get outta my dreams and into my car - Billy Ocean
A groovy kind of love - Phil Collins
When will I be famous - Bros
Nice choice for the group performance, dontcha think?
All that she wants - Ace of Base
(Ooh Aah) Just a little bit - Gina G
Tucker's daughter - Ian Moss
Right here waiting - Richard Marx
Oh no, wait. Someone already sang that. And got booted!
I rest my case.