DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
INTERESTING to hear a psychic quoting Que Sera Sera tonight because I actually thought the future was theirs to see. ‘‘ Whatever will be will be,’’ Heidi (psychic medium, healer, empath) says in a resigned tone of voice as she faces the prospect of not making the final of The One. I’ll be crushed if she goes, she’s always been my favourite. They’re slugging it out tonight — Andrew Daddo actually says slugging, which I like, it makes it sound brutal, which it isn’t — to make the top three, but apparently the winner of next week’s final is voted by us. Or you really. Is this how these things are arrived at?
After all that, the decision about who’s Australia’s best ‘‘ all-round psychic’’ is just left to amateurs? Andrew asks Stacey and Richard at the start tonight if they’re comfortable with the final four. Stacey says absolutely, the 10 were ‘‘ very, very competent and brilliant’’. I’mused to the hyperbole now. The pitch they give Norfolk Island’s haunted house later is like a tourism campaign.
But first they’ve got to get through the gruelling coffeecup reading round. Uh huh. Could be from the vibrations from the cup, Andrew says— I don’t even know what that means — could be enlightenment from the spirit guides, could be symbols in the coffee foam. The highlight is clearly the road trip to Norfolk Island.
Sarah, the woman who lived in the house, has been dead for 143 years, but that doesn’t stop Heidi from having a near breakdown when she walks in. She turns to her empath skills.
‘‘ Which means I allow the energy to connect into me. It can become all encompassing to the point where I actually can hear her thoughts,’’ she explains. ‘‘ It’s almost as if Sarah wants me to feel what she was feeling.’’ Almost. The One Channel 7, 7.30pm
Final One: Andrew Daddo