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The Countdown Spectacular 2 Awards

While we wait for news on next year’s show, here’s the totally unofficial Gusworld Countdown Spectacular 2 awards.

  • Best singer: Martha Davis (with Kate Ceberano an agonisingly close second).
  • Best preserved: Samantha Fox (runner up: Plastic Bertrand).
  • Act with most dedicated Internet fanbase: Rick Springfield.
  • Act most likely to be mistaken for a Gold Coast plumber on karaoke night: Graham Bonnet.
  • Most surprisingly impressive vocals: Ignatius Jones.
  • Biggest audience reaction for a headliner: Doc Neeson’s Angels (with Rick Springfield running close behind).
  • Biggest audience reaction for a non-headliner: David Patton.
  • Most welcome innovation: The Wolfgramm Sisters solo spot.
  • Most welcome exclusion: The dodgy Humdrum segment from last year thankfully didn’t make an appearance.
  • Most deserving of a second song: Sharon O’Neill.
  • Most obvious setlist exclusion: Kate Ceberano, ‘Do You Wanna Be’ (with Rick Springfield’s ‘I’ve Done Everything For You’ a rather close second).
  • Trick they should repeat next year: Mixing international and Australian acts.
  • Trick they shouldn’t repeat next year: Cutting the middle verse out of half the songs.