By admin on Oct 9, 2016 under News

Australian rap superstar Iggy Azalea is the latest recruit to join the X Factor Australia judging panel, which returns to our screen this week just days after it premieres in Australia.

We find out what the Fancy singer plans to bring to this year’s series.

What type of artists are you hoping to unearth?

I’m not necessarily looking for that ballad voice although it would be nice. I think I just really want someone with an interesting story who is an interesting person. Charismatic, warm and friendly. Somebody that I would want to be friends with and everybody is drawn to. I want to really take the time to notice who is memorable and then also who’s talented and can pull it off on stage. But I think sometimes these shows become so much about who can belt it out the most and not enough about personality. I really want to find that person who can still be in people’s minds even when the cameras aren’t rolling anymore.

Have you seen any rappers?

No, I’m not looking for a rapper. I never really feel like that works in this format. Rap is about song writing and this is about singing and covering other people’s songs, so I don’t know that this works in this format because you’re singing someone else’s lyrics and you also don’t necessarily have a vocal ability, so what are you showcasing if they’re not your lyrics? It kind of gets into murky water, lost in translation.

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By admin on Sep 16, 2016 under News

Iggy Azalea doesn’t have a ‘home connection’ to Australia anymore.

The ‘Black Widow’ hitmaker – who was born in Sydney and grew up in Mullumbimby – sees America as her home now but enjoys returning to her birth country from time to time.

She said: ‘I mean, to be honest with you, my home is in America. I’ve lived there for a decade, that’s where I live. It’s great to come back and visit my grandparents, but there is no home connection. It would be like you going home to where you lived when you were nine, I kind of don’t associate with that anymore.’

And the 26-year-old singer is ‘proud’ of the success she has achieved.

She added to Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper: ‘To be the best, you want to compete with the best. The people I saw back then who I saw in the charts, who were at the top of our charts, were American.

‘I am proud, but I think anybody would be proud of the success that I’ve had, whether they come from a big city or a small town. It’s tough, no matter what.’

Meanwhile, Iggy will return to Australia following the announcement she will be a new judge on The X Factor.

She said previously: ‘I hope it will be a bit of a summer getaway and I can work too. It will be summer so hopefully I can get out and chill and show everybody that is coming with me the good food and the beach and play some tennis and ride horses.

‘Spending a month in Australia is the longest I will have spent there in literally like 10 years.

Source: Sky News Australia

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