Joelle charts her path to suc­cess

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TELEVISION -

LAT­EST X Fac­tor elim­i­nee Joelle hopes to con­vert her pop­u­lar­ity on the TV tal­ent show into a mu­sic ca­reer. ‘‘If I can get a cover of (Con­crete Blonde’s) Joey to No. 3 on the charts through this amaz­ing sup­port sys­tem, then hope­fully I can get my orig­i­nal mu­sic out there too,’’ says the singer song­writer who made a Tues­day exit from Chan­nel 7’s TV tal­ent show. ‘‘I’ve got some of my mu­sic on YouTube, I’ve been writ­ing songs and just as soon as I am able, I’d like to get an orig­i­nal into the charts. That’s my goal. I have a cou­ple of la­bels fol­low­ing me on so­cial me­dia, so you never know.’’ X Fac­tor fi­nal­ist songs sell on iTunes, but sales don’t count for votes as they do ri­val Chan­nel 9’s The Voice. Joelle’s ren­di­tion of Joey charted just above her own men­tor Redfoo for a mo­ment. ‘‘I know, in­sane right?,’’ she laughs. The en­ter­tainer, how­ever, has no com­plaints. She loved her time on the series and learned a lot. ‘‘Some­one has to go and I was com­pletely ready for it . . . I’ve had a rough run from the start. It tough­ened me up.’’ Judges Danni Minogue, Ro­nan Keat­ing and Natalie Bass­ingth­waighte were unan­i­mous in their choice to elim­i­nate Joelle af­ter a showdown with un­der 24s team­mate Jior­dan Tolli, sav­ing men­tor Redfoo from hav­ing to choose be­tween his pupils. Seven fi­nal­ists re­turn to The X Fac­tor on Sun­day to per­form songs by their musical he­roes in He­roes Week. They in­clude Lo­gan sib­lings JTR and Daisy Hill pi­ano and vo­cal teacher Dami Im. In other TV tal­ent show news, Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent has an­nounced the acts that go through to Sun­day’s sec­ond round of fi­nals. They are Al­bury, NSW, cir­cus per­form­ers Fruit Fly Cir­cus, Syd­ney singer Leon Lee, 19, Syd­ney ca­nine act Loretta and Jack­son, Ade­laide il­lu­sion­ist Ray­mond Crowe, Launce­s­ton singer Reuben Koops, 29, Mel­bourne mu­si­cian The Funky Bunny and New­cas­tle band Greg Gould and The Chase.

The X Fac­tor: Sun­day, 6.30pm; Mon­day, 7.30pm, Seven, Prime7.

Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent: Sun­day, 6.30pm, Nine, NBN.

– LISA SIM­MONS

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.