Tory vows to keep on rocking
By LEONIE BRANN
TORY DIXSON says she will continue to rock, even if the Australian Idol television judges failed to be won over by her talents.
"I didn't get through," the 22-year-old from Lismore said after leaving the thirdround auditions at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane yesterday.
The Southern Cross University student, who has deferred her degree in contemporary music and performance, said the nerves were hard to control when she sang the Evanescence hit Bring Me To Life for TV judges Marcia Hines, Mark Holden and Kyle Sandilands.
"Kyle said yes and said I had something to offer the competition," she said just minutes after yesterday's audition and after getting consolatory cuddles and kisses from her mum, dad, aunt, sister and boyfriend Daniel Brown.
"Marcia did not say yes, but she said I had a great voice ? great chops ? and that I had a good look, but she said I did not capture the emotion of the song.
"Mark was not very positive. He also said I did not capture the emotion of the song."
"He said I needed to treat the audition room as a stage, and that I would have shone if I had put more feeling into it.
"I do agree with them on the emotion thing, that I could have put more feeling into it, but it's really nerve-racking under the lights and in front of the cameras.
"It just wasn't my day ? so I guess it's back to being a waitress and singing in my bands."
Tory was one of about 60 competitors who made it through to third-round auditions to sing in front of the cameras for the TV judges yesterday.
Eight went through to join the Top 100 in Sydney next month.