Tarisai sang The Veronica’s “When It All Falls Apart” for the Australian-Made show, giving more grit than her usual performances. But the two judges didn’t buy it.
“It was not enough real rage,” said Holden. “Brilliantly crafted, brilliantly sung, but still too much fakeness”.
“I hate to put the boot in, but I thought it was fake too. You were like an angry rap star to me … I don’t believe it,” added Dicko.
According to news.com.au Vushe screamed at the judges backstage, accusing them of sabotaging her chances in the show. Former contestants have also had a bit to say her being less friendly behind the scenes.
At this point it’s probably worth pointing out three facts:
1. This girl is 20 years old.
2. Reality shows are generally about manipulation. Occasionally the contestants can manipulate that back but it usually lays beyond their reach.
3. The “story” wouldn’t have leaked without most of the key players complicit with it. TV shows don’t have publicists without good reason. At the end of the day is this really any different to any other incident over the life of the show? It’s timed to boost the verdict show tonight. That’s about it.
UPDATE: Tarisai was booted from the Verdict episode.