Liza Minnelli has arrived on Australian Idol.
The Broadway legend opened the show with a spirited, live performance of Cabaret, before taking up her invitation as guest judge. Having Minnelli as a judge, let alone singing, is quite a coup for the show given she has never visited American Idol.
“I’m thrilled to be here,” she said.
Minnelli also mentored the young singers for a week of stage and screen themes. Her stint on the show proved to be one full of encouragement for the young singers, offering her expertise and positive comments after they had sung. She seemed genuinely grateful to have participated in the show, and the singers were gracious in response. At times fishing for words, it was all genuine and fullsome Minnelli.
Her appearance follows visits this year by Suzi Quatro, Harry Connick Jr., Brian McFadden and Ross Wilson.
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