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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 1 2008
MB INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 2, 2008 9 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au In the right direction SHIREEN KHALIL Ashfield Australian Idol contestant Roshani Priddis. You scrub up well and you look sensational' ' Fashion critic and Australian Idol judge IAN (DICKO) DICKSON AUSTRALIAN Idol contestant and Ashfield local Roshani Priddis received a positive response from the judges on Sunday night de- spite Marcia Hines's concern that she was ''thinking too much''. For the Australian Hit's theme Priddis chose to sing Renee Geyer's song Heading in the right direction and according to guest celebrity and former Savage Garden member Darren Hayes, Priddis really connected to the song during rehearsals. Hayes said she must have ex- perienced some sort of pain or loneliness in her life. Priddis, who chose her own outfit -- a white doily-like dress -- got Hines slightly concerned, but nonetheless Hines was pleased with her performance. ''You know I love ya. But I can hear you thinking in the song. You don't need to think. Feel. Show how beautiful you really are,'' Marcia said. Hayes described it as an out- standing vocal performance, while Ian (Dicko) Dickson, commended her look. ''You scrub up well and you look sensational,'' Dicko said. Kyle Sandilands was concerned fans will get bored of her, but still applauded her on a great job. ''It was a great performance . . . I'm scared you will fall into the, 'oh yeah she's good' basket . . . Don't get boring, that's all I stress to you,'' he said. On Monday night's verdict show Priddis said she was feeling a little nervous with all the cameras and lights. ''This is a crazy and unnatural thing for me to get used to,'' she said. Priddis said she did not want to show signs of vulnerability on stage. But Hines said an important part of being a singer was showing your vulnerability. ''Just sing, honey. Just sing,'' Hines said. Presenter Andrew G said every- thing Priddis did seemed to be very precise. Priddis replied: ''I'm just a perfectionist and that's something I'm working on, to take my experi- ences and strip it back on stage.'' Despite the responses, Priddis is still a favourite with the judges and is one step closer to the Opera House after making it through another week. For the first time, Madam Parker found herself in the bottom three with Teale Jakubenko. The contestant with the least amount of votes to leave the show was teen heart-throb Tom Williams. Be positive, stay healthy IT'S Mental Health Week next week and Inner West residents are urged to appreciate the little things in life to enhance their mental well-being. Dr Victor Storm, Sydney South West Area Health Service's Direc- tor of Mental Health Services said focusing on the positives was one way people could build emotional resilience and reduce stress. ''An easy way to improve your mental health and emotional well- being is to note five positive things that we can appreciate every day.'' Dr Storm encouraged people suffering from a mental illness such as depression to seek medical treatment by visiting their GP. Party time at carnival MAJORS Bay Rd will be party central on October 19 when Con- cord Carnival kicks off. This year's event will have Medieval, Brazilian and Venetian carnival areas. Entertainment begins at 10am and continues throughout the day. The new circular main stage will host a number of dancing groups and bands. Entertainment will include Medieval jesters, Brazilian drum- mers and masked Venetians will roam the streets. Stalls and cafes will be open for business as usual on the day. Visit our cute and cuddly baby animal nursery! When: Monday 29 September -- Friday 3 October Time: 11am -- 3pm Daily Where: Level 2, near City Beach Decorate your own delicious cake! When: Tuesday 7 -- Saturday 11 October Time: 11am -- 2pm Daily Where: Level 2, near City Beach Bookings Essential at Concierge. School Holidays ROCKat Westfield Burwood! Burwood
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