“You Suck!” — Why Kyle Sandilands Was Heckled on Australian Idol

The Australian Idol judge Kyle Sandilands
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It’s happened. Drama has just meteored straight into the side of “Australian Idol”. One of the “Australian Idol” judges, Kyle Sandilands, is making waves for slamming contestant Isaac McCallum and then being heckled by an audience member.

During last Tuesday night’s episode, Isaac sang a bopping version of Lukas Graham’s “7 Years”. However, while Isaac’s voice was silky smooth, he forgot some of the song’s lyrics. These instances of forgetfulness made Kyle visibly frustrated.

Afterwards, Kyle went after Isaac for making this mistake.

“How’d it feel singing the song with half the words missing?” Kyle asked.

“All the stress and the nerves got to me,” Isaac said.

“Right, so you just lost your place,” Kyle said.

It was at this point another judge, Marcia Hines, interrupted this fight. Marcia reminded Kyle that Isaac isn’t a professional singer but instead a Woolworths trolley pusher from Ulladulla.

“You gotta remember what Isaac does for a living,” Marcia said, “he works for Woolworths, and he pushes trolleys.”

“He might be back there tomorrow!” Kyle said.

This quip from Kyle turned the audience against him. They all groaned and booed. Soon after this interaction took place, an audience member heckled Kyle.

“You suck!” someone yelled from the crowd.

“What, you think you know better?” Kyle asked the audience member. “Come down here, clown! Come down here and say what you think.”

After Kyle yelled this, there was an awkward silence. Later on in this episode, Kyle and the rest of the judges decided to put Isaac “On Notice”. Being “On Notice” means that the next time you sing , you have to deliver a spectacular performance in order to stay.

“Australian Idol” is playing on Channel 7 and 7 Plus. New episodes air at 7pm on Sundays and at 7.30pm Mondays through Wednesdays. Miss an episode? Catch up on 7 Plus.

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