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Idols vs. Mr Evil

2007-12-05 17:41
The vicious video: Idols vs Mr Evil
How does being teased about being "chubby" make Andriette feel? Can Jody pass an oral exam? Will Andriette change her accent? Are Jody’s musical heroes all freaks?
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We challenged our controversial – and by controversial we mean nasty– columnist Chris McEvoy to interview Idols finalists Jody and Andriette face to face, and not to go soft on them just because they’re cute and sitting right in front of him. It’s one thing to joke about killing a puppy. It’s quite another to actually do it!

The results of the challenge were surprising. For a start, the Idols were much less tedious than they’ve seemed to be so far, and a lot tougher than we expected. For a start, neither of them burst into tears. And both of them managed to put the allegedly unputdownable interviewer in his place now and then.
How did they do?
Our verdict on the video: Jody demonstrated a star-like sense of humour that’s made us like her more than we did before. This girl really knows how to laugh at herself, and her "I’m shocked" expression is both charming and very, very funny. Her answers were smart and amusing enough – she’s got her heroes, but she doesn’t worship them. She’s willing to compete but she’s no bloodthirsty diva… at least, not yet.

Andriette was calm under pressure – despite having read the column, she didn’t run screaming from the room when she realised who was asking the questions. She was cutting when the question called for it, and secure in who she was: a normal girl who would never behave like a stupid rock star, or deny who she felt she was, or do something she’d regret. And she’s even more beautiful in person than she is onscreen.

Chris did what few columnists would dare: faced his victims, shook their hands, shook them up a little, and gave them credit where it was due. PR people hate guys like him – and may have cut the interview short if they’d had their way, or not held it at all. But let’s face it, without people like Chris to control and counteract, Idols would be less interesting, and the PR guys would be out of a job.

Idols finalists Andriette and Jody have proven they can take the pace when it comes to belting out songs and looking good. But when they’ve made it big, they’re going to have to deal with the bad side of fame as well – like the paparazzi, queuing up to get a skinner story or a shot of their panties. We decided to test how well Andriette and Jody handle being confronted by a vicious interviewer trying to intimidate them.

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