Beth Ditto Has Her Now

Sep 18th, 2007 // 7 Comments

In what I think must be the first time a track from the Kill Rock Stars catalog has appeared on a Pop Idol satellite–unless some brave soul out in Finland tried to tackle Karp’s “Gauze” (hey, they love the metal out there)–Australian Idol contestant Holly Weinert gave her all to “Standing In The Way Of Control” by The Gossip last week, to decidedly mixed results. While the string flourishes at the end of the wedding-bandy Idol arrangement sounded surprisingly decent, Weinert’s voice wasn’t exactly up to the task, and the audience agreed; she was bounced from the competition after this performance, which is probably why the Gossip’s MySpace bulletin linking to this clip had the subject line “TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT!”

Australian Idol 2007 – Holly Weinert “In The Way Of Control” [YouTube]


  1. CharlesRockyPamplin

    Olympia Idol! Sanjaya essaying “Don’t Touch My Bikini” by the Halo Benders! Guest judge Kathleen Hanna out-weirding Paula Abdul! Calvin Johnson and Simon Cowell’s battle of the husky gentlemen in tight tees! encore!

  2. Maura Johnston

    @CharlesRockyPamplin: But who will do “Only Straight Girls Wear Dresses”?

  3. Susan

    Oh, too easy. Clay Aiken.

  4. CharlesRockyPamplin

    @maura: and this girl
    can do ‘Milk Man”…

  5. Maura Johnston

    @SusanES: Oh my gaawwwwdddddd. YES.

  6. g00gander

    I want some Nordic dude to caterwaul ‘We Ate Sand’ by KARP whilst Mikey Fitz craps on Abdul’s chest.

    Now THAT my friends would be pure TV magic.

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