I'm sitting in my living room watching the Finals of Australian Idol. I'll admit up front that I don't have much reference when it comes to the Idol shows as I don't really care much for it. I've seen bits of American Idol, throw up when watching Singapore Idol (it is that bad!) and now Australian Idol.
What I've noticed from the 3 Idols is that Australian Idol is the only Idol I've seen that is less concerned about looks. The good looking guys and girls only made if as far as the final 3 and the station didn't have to resort to showing ads without their faces on it.
In fact, they have performances from the Australian Idols from previous years and most of them are not really good looking or fit. The guys all have a little pot belly or really bad hair. The girls are slightly overweight and only in Australia would the 2 finalist make their grand entrance on a horse drawn cart standing on have being led in by about half a dozen cowboys.
Glad there is still a country where looks aren't everything in the Idol world.