Saturday, April 15, 2006


Stephanie McIntoshThe long march from Ramsay Street to the lower reaches of the Top 40 has been made so often, and is now so unsurprising, that Neighbours-actor-turned-singer Stephanie McIntosh has had to come up with a new gimmick.

Okay, so a reality fly-on-the-wall series isn't quite so original in any meaningful sense, but as the one who was Sky Mangel, she's going to need all the help she can get.

"When you look at the people who've had music careers out of Neighbours, from Kylie to Delta, they've all been so different to each other, and I'm about to be different again."

Well, it's true that Stefan Dennis was demonstrably different from the Alessi Twins, because he was a bloke, and only one, and not a twin, but beyond that, we're having difficulty sorting through them in our minds.

But if McIntosh is different from the other Ramsayites, then who is she like?

The concept of using a reality show to launch a music career was pioneered by American star Ashlee Simpson, who has influenced McIntosh's rock-pop style.

Pioneered by Ashlee Simpson, was it? That might come as a bit of a shock to Sheena Easton, don't you think?

So, does this mean we can expect something in the Ashlee Simpson mode - tame, half-hearted pop that thinks its edgy because it wears blue eyeshadow?

"It's definitely pop but it's going to be edgier than people will be expecting," McIntosh said.

Check, then. Indeed, maybe even check one-two.
[Thanks to the ever-lovely CFB for the tip]


Anonymous said...

oh my gosh, i heard stephanie's new single release, 'another mistake' last night, and i instantly fell in love with it! at first when i heard the rumour about her joining the music industry, i almost predicted she was going to be another teeny bopper sing star that cant sing at all - wrong! She has remarkable, feel - good strong singing vocals - i was absolutely blown away. dont get me wrong she is a great actress, but personally i feel her music new music career will get her further. keep bringing the awsome music steph, i'm loving it!:)

Anonymous said...

Sorry i think she should stick to Acting. We are not in America and thats how she is tryin to sing her songs.
Personally i reckon i could do better. Is it just that she is on Neighbours that she got a singing contract?? Coz it seems that way. There is soooo much talent out there on the streets and people are too afraid to give them a go coz they aren't already famous off something else.

Its pathetic really.

Anonymous said...

She cant sing for peanuts!!!!

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