Saturday, October 24, 2009

Judging the Judges, Part Two: Dannii Minogue

We continue our look at what the judges have done in their pre-X Factor lives which has given them the right to help make and break the dreams of the finalists.

This time it is the turn of Dannii Minogue.

It would probably be fair to say that being Kylie’s sister probably isn’t the easiest thing at times, but Dannii certainly has made a name for herself across many different areas.

Dannii Minogue - you may have heard of her sister

The Australian talent-spotter was starring in Home & Away when she was just 17 and had already done six years singing and dancing live on Young Talent Time.

With experience in live TV, it is no surprise then that she has done well on the X Factor and is also a judge on Australia’s Got Talent too.

But she is also a singer and has had 21 hit singles here in the UK and has released 5 albums. Madonna also allowed Dannii to sample ‘Into The Grove’ on one of her tracks – the first time Madonna has ever done this.

Not just satisfied with being on our TVs and Radios, she is an expert at treading the boards too.

She has played ‘Rizzo’ in Grease – The Arena Spectacular which played to over 450,000 people in its first tour.

She has also played Shakespeare’s ‘Lady Macbeth’ at the Edinburgh Festival and ‘Esmerelda’ in Notre Dame De Paris at The Dominion theatre in London’s glittering West End, for which she won an award for ‘Best Stage Performance’ and played to 2,000 people seven days a week.

Not only that, she has also lectured at a private event for BAFTA, trekked across the Gobi Desert in China, is an awards ceremonies compare, radio show presenter and Ambassador for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre and the HIV and AIDS charity – the Terrance Higgins Trust.

So being Kylie’s sister probably isn’t that bad after all then!

In part three, a quick look back over the career of Louis Walsh.

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