Showcasing a little Aussie talent! We haven’t done that for a while but at the moment X-Factor Australia is reaching the final weeks. We are now down to the final five! We have been watching this as a family, which is a bit of a problem as Miss O 2 gets to bed a little after her bedtime on a school night. There are some great young singers this year and all of us, Mum and Dad included, have our favourites. Dad was not at all happy when Young Men Society left the show. Mum has a soft spot for Johnny Ruffo, Miss O 1 liked Mitchell Callaway and Mr O Jnr 1 has been a Reece Mastin fan from the moment he “kissed and girl and I liked it”.
Tonight two other young stars of Australia sang a duet in a guess spot. While that duet has not yet hit YouTube (I am sure it will!) here are these two wonderful young people singing a duet on Dancing with the Stars. Stan Walker and Jessica Mauboy are both Australian Idol alumni and I am a fan of them both in their solo careers. I’ve actually met Stan (my one claim to celebrity connections) and he is the sweetest guy. I was at his concert in October last year when I cried due to the song “Wind beneath my wings”.
Watching young Australians their own age compete is a great way of seeing what is possible here and the kids are loving it! It is about the only TV we ALL watch together but we are all unable to miss a show! This year the talent is amazing. I have two young ladies dead keen to audition next year, but one will have to wait a few years!
Please enjoy two of Australia’s brightest stars! Stan is likely to have stern words to say if I do not point out he is a Mozzie – Maori Aussie!