Ok - well as opposed to Mark and Kyle!! You nailed this vocal Damien!
This is a song that had me worried, because when I realised which one it was I'm not a fan of the song itself - HOWEVER! This is the only time I've ever heard this song and loved hearing it sung, Damien. You really got that vocal going and I totally enjoyed your rendition.
Just adding this as well - thanks for looking as though you were actually enjoying yourself Damien even if this theme wasn't your favourite. At least you tried to give the audience a party atmosphere and a bit of fun and didn't get self conscious about it.
Last Edit: Oct 8, 2006 20:40:12 GMT 10 by shimmery
secondly - i totally dug it, i was dancing and grooving and singing along with you - my whole family was....you own that song hun and i loved it to bits. You got the crowd rocking and everything!
thirdly the judges should get a life!! Kyle and Mark are both pieces of crapola hehehe and i dont like them - i say boot out kyle and bring back Dicko.
You moved out of your comfort zone like they told you....with Kyles comments - 'why didnt you make it into your own style?' or whatever he said - if you did you would have got bagged too.....dont worry about them because I enjoyed it and so did the crowd!
CONGRATULATIONS YET AGAIN DAMEN, DIDNT DISSAPPOINT, U REALLY GAVE IT YOUR ALL, IT WAS FUN, AS EXPECTED HOLDEN & KYLE, BAGGED U YET AGAIN, IT IS SOOO PREDICTABLE WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO SAY EVERY WEEK, BUT I EVEN WAS TOTALLY SHOCKED AT THE WAY HOLDEN TREATED U, WAS DISGUSTING EVEN BY HIS STANDARD. WELL DONE DAMIEN, HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH, WE LOVE YOU
I loved tonight's performance it was fun, fun, fun!!! I was bopping away and I started to sing too, but I stopped because I love your voice and didn't want to miss a word of your beautiful singing. Mark and Kyle are just plain rude and jealous, please don't take any notice of their negative comments.
Now please pacify me and do the following:-) 1) stretch both of your arms out straight in front of you 2) place your right hand onto your left shoulder blade 3)place your left hand onto your right shoulder blade ..........and please give yourself a big hug from me because Mark especially and also Kyle were so rude and nasty! By the way, well done with handling their negative comments so well. Stand proud Damien, you did great and are a wonderful person and entertainer.
Just wanted to add that this is the 2nd week in a row when I thought Damien had done really well and was looking forward to hearing some nice comments - only to hear that nastiness.
I also wanted to comment on Damien's look tonight. Loved whatever you did with your hair, it looked fab. Also really want to note how stunning you look on camera with dark clothes around your face. It sets off your complexion so well and gives you a very streamlined look. Your eyes have just sparkled on screen when you've worn dark clothes, this is a great style option for you.
Last Edit: Oct 8, 2006 22:42:39 GMT 10 by shimmery
You were so much fun tonight, Damien and I loved your perfomance.
To say I was gob-smacked by Kyle and Mark's vicious tirades against you would be an understatement. You truly didn't deserve such harsh invectives.
You alone of all the performers, captured the true spirit of disco and it was obvious the audience thought so too. They were going right off and boogeying on down, more so for you than any other performer tonight, from what I saw!
I've never seen such a contrast between audience/judges reactions. The crowd was all hyped and happy then WHAM, party poopers Mark and Kyle hurl verbal wet blankets and snuff out the joy. Pffft They have it in for you Damien, no doubt about it but you'll be fine cos we all love ya ta bits, sweetie.
Hugs to Eileen because that woulda been rough watching hubby being unfairly attacked like that.
Post by princessrach on Oct 9, 2006 15:42:40 GMT 10
and this is from the official site in the News section (not Jaded Journalist)
"After being criticised for bringing too many ballads to the Idol stage, Damien Leith has been forced out of his comfort zone by the Disco genre. He’s the first to admit that Disco is not his strong point but a great rendition of Kool & The Gang’s Celebration will prove that the smooth crooner has diversity"
They got it right! It's my whole point, he's shown diversity!
If Damien can get through this theme, he’ll be pretty relieved. His beautiful voice certainly isn’t well-suited to tonight’s show. But the likable lad is willing to go to any extent to get through, including a huge intro when the audience gets to their feet to help the slightly daggy Disco dancer. What he lacks in Disco experience, he makes up for with enthusiasm and there’s loads of energy in this rendition. “You’re not a groover,” says Mark, stating the obvious before adding, “the Val Dooni-goo-goo-ometer has gone to 11”. Even your mum might not understand that one. Kyle is even more blunt, calling it ‘the worst thing I‘ve seen on television ever’. Damien looks shattered but the crowd rallies to get behind him and protect him from the panel of bullies.
You know I still can't help but feel so sad for Damien with the way Mark and Kyle were so rude to him. Damien did not deserve that grilling. If anything, he deserved praise for last night's performance. I'm looking forward to Damien wiping their cocky little smirky sneery smiles off their faces tonight when he gets through with flying colours. I have no doubt that he will get through easily and he definitely won't be in the bottom three.