The Idol Phenomenon Continues
What a huge couple of months it has been for the Australian Idol crew. Winner Guy Sebastian scored big time with the highest selling single of 2003 with Angels Brought Me Here and also had one of the highest selling albums of the year with Just As I Am, an album that took only five days to make! This helped boost the total sales of music and video product from the Idol brand name to more than 1 million units. Then came the news that runner up Shannon Noll had also signed a contract with BMG. The Aussie farmer's rendition of the Moving Pictures classic 'What About Me' is skyrocketing up the charts while his debut album That's What I'm Talking About is due out on February 9. Then, just last month, Top 5 contestant (and this column's donut sharing buddy) Rob 'Millsy' Mills signed a recording agreement with BMG that will see him release an album later this year. Rob is ecstatic about the signing, claiming, “I’m thrilled to be joining the BMG family, especially since we all worked together so closely during the past few months. After the summer I had, I'm ready to get into the studio and make some music." And just when you thought it was all over, now comes the news that Australian Idol's most glamorous diva Courtney Act has also signed a deal with BMG. How many Australian Idols can there be? Courtney was understandably chuffed with the news and said "I am looking forward to a career with more controversy than Madonna, shorter hotpants than Kylie, more diamante's than Cher...but hopefully less surgery than Michael." Courtney's debut single aptly titled 'Rub Me Wrong' is expected to be released commercially in mid-March.
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