Thursday, January 27, 2005

Three ways to hit the screen

I said I wouldn't write about the TV.
So here are three ways to get on the TV.

I'm watching Channel 4’s Anatomy for Beginners at the moment. It's slightly gore not filled. For some reason friends of mind thought it would be a splatter-fest. You only get splatter when the heart is still pumping, or if the body is decomposing.

It is however slightly creepy. Well Dr Gunther von Hagens is anyway.

So method one to get on the telly. Donate your body to be opened, and die.

The downside of this is of course that you have no fame nor fortune.

Staying with Channel 4, you could try out for the 2005 version of Big Brother. The Irish auditions are at the RDS in Dublin on Wednesday 16th February.

You get fame. The downside of this is your fame usually lasts two weeks.

So you could apply to become a rock gawd.

INXS launched an worldwide search to find a "talented and charismatic" man or woman to be the lead singer of their rock band. The new kid will of course replace the late Michael Hutchence.They will visit 20 cities worldwode (mostly in the US), but the nearest to Cork are in London and Liverpool. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and perform up to three songs (it is not required to perform an INXS song).

In the UK, auditions will be held in London on February 8 and 9 at the Shepherd's Bush Empire and at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) on February 10. Call backs will be held in London on February 11, with successful applicants travelling to Hollywood in May 2005 for the final round of casting.

So a passport is another requirement.

Interestingly, you can pre-apply for the UK auditions... they will accept MP3 files!
(And the application form is worth reading just for the scary legal bits)

The upside, you stay alive and get fame and fortune.

The downside... you are the new kid in the old band. You are the outsider who will have to prove yourself.

Sounds like fun...

I'm still not applying but it sounds like fun.

take care,


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